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Hernando County, FL | Crime Rates

Hernando is a county located in FL, and has a population of 167,309. This region is policed by HERNANDO COUNTY.

Hernando County has an overall crime rate of 4,309 per 100,000 residents. This is moderately safer than the rest of the United States, but still about average. This means that your chances of becoming a victim of any type of crime in Hernando County is 1 in 23 if you reside there for a year.

The average overall crime rate for Hernando County for the previous 2 years was 4,370 per 100,000 residents. This means that the crime rate for Hernando County has been decreasing over time.

Below are its crime rates and policing statistics according to the FBI's Uniform Crime Reports (UCR). For more specific crime statistics (NIBRS) for many US cities & counties, see Offense Statistics.

Crime Rates

(per 100,000) Hernando USA
Crime Rate (Overall) 4,309 4,506
Murder Rate 5.1 6
Robbery Rate 41 148
Rape Rate 20 30
Assault Rate 1,419 644
Burglary Rate 790 726
Forced Entry Rate 372 417
Larceny Rate 1,937 2,185
Auto Theft Rate 97 362

Policing Statistics

Hernando USA
Overall Clearance 70% 28%
Homicide Clearance 100% 56%
Assault Clearance 100% 52%
Rape Clearance 100% 38%
Robbery Clearance 85% 23%
Burglary Clearance 45% 12%
Larceny Clearance 58% 18%
Auto Theft Clearance 67% 12%

Sex Offenders

Of the 730,000 sex offenders in the United States, there are a total of 39 sex offender(s) in Hernando County. On a per capita basis, there are approximately 23 sex offender(s) per 100,000 people in Hernando County. This is compared to the nation-wide average of 240 sex offenders per 100,000 people.

To search the official state sex offender registry for Florida see

Data estimated from arrests & clearances from a sample from the Uniform Crime Reports, Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Department of Justice. Washington, D.C. 2011. If missing data exist, these figures will tend to underestimate the true figures. is not responsible for the currency or accuracy of this data.

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