The crime statistics presented on the Community Atlas are from the Uniform Crime Report (UCR) compiled by multiple law enforcement agencies operating in Hillsborough County. The UCR is a standardized law enforcement reporting system used throughout the United States to track crime. The information presented on the Community Atlas is from Part 1 of the UCR, which includes reports of the following offenses:
When reviewing crime statistics from the UCR, Part 1 remember that it refers to offenses (or events) not arrests (or persons).
Crime data can be an important tool for communities to better understand patterns and trends. Looking at the data, a community can see whether reported crimes are increasing or decreasing. They can also see how they compare to other communities around the county. Crime is often considered a quality of life issue for communities.
Before interpreting the crime data presented, please read the "Caveats and Limitations." Crime data can easily be misunderstood and misused. View this data as a tool to better understand crime conditions, not as an exact reflection of what is going on in a community.
The data in the UCR are collected by each individual law enforcement agency and reported to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The Part 1 report includes reported offenses (or events) for specific types of crimes. The data were received from the following agencies:
Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office: Offenses reported by the county crime grid.
Tampa Police Department: Offenses reported by the city crime grid.
Florida Department of Law Enforcement: Offenses reported by the municipalities and/or areas covered by responsible law enforcement agencies within Hillsborough County are Tampa International Airport PD, University of South Florida PD – Tampa, Plant City PD and Temple Terrace PD
Please view the Frequently Asked Questions for Uniform Crime Reports and National Incident-Based Reporting System developed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.