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Gainesville City, Florida Crime Analysis

   (County: Alachua County)

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Crime in Gainesville City, Florida

Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Murder 4 7 5 5 5 7 5 3 3 4 6 6 6
    per 100,000 4 7 5 4 4 6 5 3 3 3 5 5 5
Rape 85 65 55 98 99 96 93 87 95 86 82 74 62
    per 100,000 87 65 57 88 89 87 86 77 82 74 65 58 49
Robbery 303 185 197 191 168 250 237 235 239 199 184 171 155
    per 100,000 309 185 203 171 151 227 219 207 207 170 146 135 122
Assault 474 508 747 602 701 737 787 721 819 617 640 600 583
    per 100,000 484 509 771 540 630 670 727 636 711 528 508 472 461
Burglary 1,294 1,248 1,208 1,212 1,178 1,420 1,522 1,382 1,487 1,213 1,063 1,009 742
    per 100,000 1,321 1,250 1,246 1,086 1,058 1,291 1,405 1,220 1,290 1,038 843 794 586
Larceny Theft 3,469 3,530 3,370 2,818 3,262 3,877 3,837 4,165 4,457 3,859 4,003 3,953 4,000
    per 100,000 3,543 3,537 3,477 2,526 2,930 3,524 3,543 3,677 3,867 3,302 3,176 3,112 3,160
Vehicle Theft 616 473 471 435 430 466 436 414 440 332 290 239 244
    per 100,000 629 474 486 390 386 424 403 365 382 284 230 188 193
Arson 23 13 18 9 6 11 22 18 42 22 3 9 13
    per 100,000 23 13 19 8 5 10 20 16 36 19 2 7 10
CityMelt Violent Crime Index
U.S. Average = 40
217 191 251 224 243 273 281 262 289 227 228 213 202
CityMelt Property Crime Index
U.S. Average = 277
1,351 1,316 1,267 1,119 1,219 1,444 1,454 1,495 1,607 1,357 1,340 1,303 1,250
CityMelt Crime Index
U.S. Average = 158
784 754 759 671 731 858 867 878 948 792 784 758 726


(updated 2013)



Number of Sex Offenders In Florida

2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
33,990 35,910 43,590 47,455 51,847 53,202 47,524 58,780 61,303 63,990


(updated 2014)



Jails in Gainesville City, Florida


  • Alachua County Jail


    3333 N.e. 39th Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32609
    Capacity: 920
    Confined: 1029
    Avg. Population: 1048
    Year Built: 1973
    Year Renovated: 1974


(updated 2006)



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