Common Crimes in Florida

There are many crimes in Florida and generally they are divided by the level of the crime. There are two general types of crimes: felonies and misdemeanors. However, these crimes can be organized into different group of crimes. Furthermore, you can be charged with multiple counts of each individual crime, and other crimes or charges.

The list below outlines the different groups of crimes and the most common crimes under each one of them.

Theft Crimes

  • Petit Theft
  • Grand Theft
  • Robbery
  • Embezzlement
  • Fraud
  • Larceny

Inchoate Crimes

  • Solicitation
  • Conspiracy
  • Attempt


  • Murder
    • First Degree
    • Second Degree
    • Third Degree
  • Manslaughter
    • Voluntary
    • Involuntary
  • Vehicular Homicide

Violent Crimes

  • Assault
  • Battery
  • Aggravated Assault or Aggravated Battery
    • Using a deadly weapon
    • Causing a severe bodily harm
    • The alleged victim is pregnant
    • The alleged victim is a child
    • The alleged victim is an elder
  • Resisting Officer with Violence
  • Kidnapping

Domestic Violence Crimes

  • Battery Domestic Violence
  • Aggravated Battery Domestic Violence
    • By strangulation
    • If the alleged victim is pregnant
    • Using a deadly weapon
  • Sexual Assault
  • Stalking

Driving Offenses

  • No valid drivers license
  • Driving with license suspended, or revoked.
  • Leaving the scene of the accident
    • with property damage
    • with bodily injury
    • with death
    • without property damage
  • Driving under the influence
  • Reckless Driving
  • Fleeing and attempting to elude

Crimes Against Property

  • Trespass
  • Criminal Mischief
  • Burglary
  • Arson
  • Carjacking
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
  • Larceny

Drug Crimes

  • Simple possession of controlled substance
  • Possession with the intent to distribute
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Trafficking in specific drug