Orlando Crime News

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Florida Man Arrested After Crashing Through Airport Fence, Driving on Runway

A man from Tampa was arrested on Wednesday after allegedly crashing his car through the fence surrounding Orlando International Airport and driving onto the tarmac, according to official records. The man, identified as Ryan Welch, 37, faces multiple charges, including trespassing in a designated operational area of the airport, burglary of a structure with a…

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Four Men Charged With Carjacking And Kidnapping Resulting In Death Of A South Florida Woman

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Florida issued a news release regarding the arrest of four men allegedly involved in a carjacking and kidnapping that resulted in the death of Katherine Aguasvivas, from South Florida. Read the official statement below. Orlando – United States Attorney Roger B. Handberg announces the return by a…

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Florida Crime News Roundup

Man Wanted for Attempted Murder Shot Dead by Orlando Police During Standoff Downtown Michael David Dennis, 29, was stopped by police shortly before 6 p.m. Wednesday at South Orange Avenue and West Lucerne Circle. Dennis was wanted for shooting at his ex-girlfriend and was wanted in a warrant for arrest on charges of attempted murder…

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Feds Charge 19-Time Convicted Felon for Possession of a Firearm

Winter Park resident Luis Rosada’s criminal history includes 19 felony convictions, and new a new conviction may be added to his record after U.S. Attorney Roger B. Handberg announced the return of an indictment charging Rosado with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. If convicted, Rosado faces a maximum penalty of 15 years…

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Orlando Police Investigating Fatal Road Rage Shooting on Colonial Drive

A man was killed during an apparent road rage-fueled confrontation earlier this morning in Orlando. Investigators barricaded several blocks from westbound traffic after the shooting, which happened around 6:24 a.m. near the 4800 block of Colonial Dr. Officials have yet to disclose the victim’s name as the investigation continues. Orlando Police Department posted the following…

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FHP Seizes 300 Bags of Fentanyl During Traffic Stop in Orange County

Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) troopers from the Criminal Interdiction Unit (CIU) arrested four individuals in Orange County, FL, following an investigation that resulted in the seizure of Heroin (10.28 grams), Cocaine (6.4 grams) and 34.29 grams of Fentanyl-equivalent to 17,145 fatal doses. According to a report from FHP, on September 14, 2023, while on patrol…

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Man Killed After Pointing Gun at Cars, Shooting at Orange Co. Sheriff’s Deputies

Below is an official statement from Orange County Sheriff’s Office regarding the death of a man who was shot by deputies early Sunday morning. “On 9/23 at 9 pm, deputies responded to the 5500 block of Suncreek Court for reports of a man shooting a gun in the backyard of a residence. At 1 am,…

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Overview of Orlando Crime

The most recent year with thorough data on Orlando crime statistics is 2021.

Orlando, Florida, like many cities across the United States, experiences a mixture of crime types, with the unique challenges that arise from attracting the highest amount of tourists of any city in the United States. While the specific statistics may vary depending on the reporting agency, the following provides a general overview of crime trends in the city’s most recent reports:

The Orlando Crime Rate is:

  • 4,664 crimes per 100,000 people
  • 860 violent crimes per 100,000 people
  • 3,803 property crimes per 100,000 people
  • 1 in 21 chance of being a victim of a crime

The overall crime rate in Orlando is 116.6% higher than the state average and 98.8% higher than the national average. 

Property Crimes:

Property crimes, including theft, burglary, and motor vehicle theft, were significant concerns in Orlando during 2021. Factors such as economic disparities and opportunistic theft contributed to these crimes. Increased tourism in the area also played a role in property crimes, as tourists are often targeted for theft.

Violent Crimes:

Violent crimes, including aggravated assault, robbery, and homicide, remained a focus of law enforcement efforts in Orlando. The impact of these crimes on the community is substantial, and agencies worked diligently to address them through proactive policing and community engagement programs.

Drug-related offenses, including drug possession and trafficking, were prevalent in Orlando. The city’s central location in Florida makes it a transportation hub, attracting illegal drug activity.

The Orlando Police Department and other local law enforcement agencies implemented various strategies to combat crime. These included community policing, the use of technology for crime analysis, and collaboration with federal law enforcement agencies to target organized criminal networks.

It’s important to note that specific crime statistics for 2021, including detailed data on crime rates, trends, and categories, can be obtained through official sources like the Orlando Police Department, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, or the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Uniform Crime Reporting program. These agencies provide comprehensive and accurate crime reports that can be used for in-depth analysis and policy-making.