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Sheriff's Department Jacksonville

Scorecard at a Glance

Average for 4 Sections: 46%

Scores range from 0-100% comparing counties with over 250k population. Counties with higher scores spend less on policing, use less force, are more likely to hold officers accountable and make fewer arrests for low-level offenses.

50th Percentile
Police Funding:  43%
Police Budget Cost per Person        
Misconduct Settlements        
Police Presence/Over-Policing (Officers per Population)        
Police Violence:  66%
Force Used per Arrest        
Deadly Force per Arrest        
Unarmed Victims of Deadly Force per Arrest        
Racial Disparities in Deadly Force        
50th Percentile
Police Accountability:  19%
Misconduct Complaints Upheld        
Excessive Force Complaints Upheld        
Discrimination Complaints Upheld        
Criminal Misconduct Complaints Upheld        
Approach to Law Enforcement:  56%
Arrest Rate for Low Level Offenses        
Homicides Solved        
Racial Disparities in Drug Arrests        

Key Findings

Police Funding i


Police Funding By Year

$481.59M  |  $533 per Resident

More Police Funding per Capita than 85% of Depts

Funds Spent On Misconduct Settlements

$4M per year from 2012-14  |  $39,440 per 10k population

^  More Spending due to Misconduct than 43% of Depts   

Funds taken from communities in fines and forfeitures

Total: $70.31M from 2010-19

Number of officers per 1k population

1,731 Officers  |  19.2 per 10k Residents

More Officers per Population than 62% of Depts

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Police Use of Force By Year


More Police Shootings per Arrest than 61% of Depts

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Less-Lethal Force

Used More Force per Arrest than 35% of Depts

892 Incidents  |  112 every 10k arrests

^  Includes batons, strangleholds, tasers & other police weapons   

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Deadly Force

1 Killings by Police from 2013-20  |  N/A every 10k arrests

^  More Killings by Police per Arrest than 2% of Depts   

Deadly Force by Armed Status

N/A Unarmed  |  N/A Did Not Allegedly Have a Gun

Unarmed Other Alleged Gun Vehicle

^  More Unarmed People Killed per Arrest than N/A of Depts   

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Police Violence by Race

Black Latinx N.Am API Other White

Population of Jurisdiction


Police Department Demographics

People Arrested


People Killed


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Total civilian complaints

1,720 from 2017-18  |  7% Ruled in Favor of Civilians


Use of Force Complaints

158 Reported  |  13% Ruled in Favor of Civilians


Complaints of Police Discrimination

18 Reported  |  0% Ruled in Favor of Civilians


Alleged Crimes Committed by Police

N/A Reported  |  N/A Ruled in Favor of Civilians

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Arrests By Year

182,166 Arrests Reported from 2013-19

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Arrests for Low Level Offenses

N/A Arrests  |  N/A per 1k residents

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Percent of total arrests by type

All Arrests for Low Level Offenses ( N/A )

Drug Possession ( N/A )

Violent Crime ( 5% )

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Homicides Unsolved

740 Homicides from 2013-19  |  336 Unsolved

^  Solved Fewer Homicides than 80% of Depts   

Percent of Homicides Unsolved by Race

Homicides of Black Victims Unsolved ( 52% )

Homicides of White Victims Unsolved ( 32% )

Jail Incarceration rate

3,729 Avg Daily Jail Population  |  3 per 1k residents

^  More than 31% of Sheriff's Depts  

People in Jail Without Being Convicted

30 % of People in Jail

Florida Sheriff's Department Scores

Rankings are based upon a 0 to 100 percentage scale. Departments with higher scores use less force, make fewer arrests for low level offenses, solve murder cases more often, hold officers more accountable and spend less on policing overall.

Overall Scores for Depts where We Have Obtained the Most Data.

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* An asterisk indicates this location did not publish enough data to evaluate. Click below to add data to the Scorecard.

About This Scorecard

This is the first nationwide evaluation of policing in the United States. It was built using data from state and federal databases, public records requests to local police departments, and media reports. While police data is never perfect, and there are additional indicators that still need to be tracked, the Police Scorecard is designed to provide insight into many important issues in policing.

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Use this Scorecard to identify issues within police departments that require the most urgent interventions and hold officials accountable for implementing solutions. For example, cities with higher rates of low level arrests could benefit most from solutions that create alternatives to policing and arrest for these offenses. In cities where police make fewer arrests overall but use more force when making arrests, communities could benefit significantly from policies designed to hold police accountable for excessive force. And cities where complaints of police misconduct are rarely ruled in favor of civilians could benefit from creating an oversight structure to independently investigate these complaints.


Here's how to start pushing for change

  • Contact Your County Sheriff, share your scorecard with them and urge them to enact policies to address the issues you've identified:
    Advocacy Tip:  There is problematic language in this city's police union contract that could make it harder to hold officers accountable. Learn more about this contract and how to change it at
  • Look up your state and federal representatives below, then tell them to take action to hold police accountable in your community.


If you have feedback, questions about the project, or need support with an advocacy campaign, contact our Project Lead, Samuel Sinyangwe.