FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF LAW ENFORCEMENT
To promote public safety and strengthen domestic security by providing services in partnership with local, state, and federal criminal justice agencies to prevent, investigate, and solve crimes while protecting Florida’s citizens and visitors
FDLE is headed by a Commissioner who is appointed by the Governor, approved by the Cabinet and confirmed by the Senate. Headquartered in Tallahassee, FDLE employs about 2,000 members statewide who work at the department’s seven Regional Operations Centers (ROCs) and Crime Laboratories. Its annual budget is approximately $350 million and its responsibilities are clearly articulated in Chapter 943, Florida Statutes, and Chapter 11, Florida Administrative Code
Crime in Florida: Uniform Crime Reports (UCR)
FDLE's Uniform Crime Report (UCR) system allows us to provide standardized reports on crime statistics based on data gathered from across the state. Reports that provide both summary and detail information are issued semi-annually and annually. Here you can find data from 2000 through the most recently released reports.
To see the latest Crime Statistical Data from around the state go to: FDLE Uniform Crime Reports
Florida Office of Attorney General
Florida Office of Attorney General is the statewide elected official directed by the Florida Constitution to serve as the chief legal officer for the State of Florida. The Attorney General is responsible for protecting Florida consumers from various types of fraud and enforcing the state’s antitrust laws. Additionally, the Attorney General protects her constituents in cases of Medicaid fraud, defends the state in civil litigation cases and represents the people of Florida when criminals appeal their convictions in state and federal courts.
Within the Attorney General’s Office is the Office of Statewide Prosecution that targets widespread criminal activities throughout Florida including identity theft, drug trafficking and gang activity. The Attorney General's Office also conducts various programs to assist victims of crime.
For more information on Crime Victim Rights and services available, go to: Division of Crime Victim Services
Florida Department of Corrections
The Florida Department of Corrections (DC) is the third largest state prison system in the country with a budget of $2.4 billion, just over 100,000 inmates incarcerated and another 115,000 offenders on active community supervision.
The DC has 146 facilities statewide, including 68 prisons, 40 work/forestry camps, one treatment center, 33 work release centers, five road prisons and one boot camp. About three quarters of its staff of more than 25,000 employees are either certified correctional officers or probation officers. The average DC employee is 41 years old and has been with the agency for almost nine years. There were no prison escapes from a major prison last fiscal year.
CHECK FOR SEXUAL OFFENDERS IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD
To search for sexual offenders throughout Florida go to: FDLE Sexual Offender Search