Charlotte County Economic Development | 18501 Murdock Circle, Suite 302 | Port Charlotte, Florida 33948 | Phone: 1-941-764-4941 | Fax: 1-941-764-4947 | Email:
For this page to print properly, check the Page Setup of your web browser. Make sure it is set to print background colors and images.
Contact us today! 941.764.4941    |   
.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)    |    Search 

Charlotte County Crime Statistics

Quick Reference
County Annual Comparison
State Crime Comparison
Annual Crime Reports
Sheriff's Office
Punta Gorda Police Department
Charlotte County Annual Comparison [back to top]
  2015 2014 % Change
Population 167,141 164,467 1.6%
Total Arrests 9,542 10,489 -9.0%
Total Index Offenses 2,937 3,208 -8.4%
Violent Rate 207.6 179.4 15.7%
Property Rate 1,549.6 1,771.2 -12.5%
Index Rate 1,757.2 1,950.5 -9.9%
2015 State Crime Comparison [back to top]
County Crimes per
100,000 people
Leon (Tallahassee) 5335.7
Orange (Orlando) 4548.0
Bay (Panama City) 4538.1
Duval (Jacksonville) 4407.9
Miami-Dade (Miami) 4382.6
Broward (Ft. Lauderdale) 3589.9
Alachua (Gainesville) 3497.5
Manatee (Bradenton) 3209.1
Desoto (Arcadia) 2625.3
Sarasota (Sarasota & North Port) 2496.2
Hillsborough (Tampa) 2368.1
Lee ( Ft. Myers/Cape Coral) 2263.9
Charlotte (Port Charlotte/Punta Gorda) 1757.2
Annual Crime Reports   [back to top]
Charlotte County Crime Report 2015
Charlotte County Crime Report 2014
Charlotte County Crime Report 2013
Charlotte County Crime Report 2012
Charlotte County Crime Report 2011
Charlotte County Crime Report 2010
Charlotte County Crime Report 2009
Charlotte County Crime Report 2008
Charlotte County Sheriff's Office   [back to top]
Charlotte County Sheriff's Office
7474 Utilities Road
Punta Gorda, FL 33982
Phone: (941) 639-2101
Map to the Sheriff's Office.
Punta Gorda Police   [back to top]
Punta Gorda Police Department
1410 Tamiami Trail
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
Phone: (941) 639-4111
Map to the Punta Gorda Police.

Source: Florida Department of Law Enforcement

Regional Transportation Maps
maps button
Recent News
Disaster Assistance - Drought
May 19, 2017 - USDA advised that 8 counties in Florida were designated as primary disaster areas due to drought: Charlotte, DeSoto, Glades, Hardee, Highlands, Okeechobee, Osceola, and Polk. Additional counties in the link below… more 
Charlotte, North Port among fastestgrowing areas in US
April 03, 2017 - By ANDREA PRAEGITZER   SUN CORRESPONDENT      Two of the fastest-growing metropolitan statistical areas in the country include Punta Gorda/Charlotte County and North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, according to the latest U.S. Census Bureau… more 
Entrepreneurs awarded VenturePitch SWFL cash
April 03, 2017 - By GARY ROBERTS STAFF WRITER PUNTA GORDA — Two business startups split $55,000 in equity investment at the first-ever VenturePitch SWFL competition in Charlotte County. BooqSmart, which promotes itself as… more