Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
  • These were real crimes in Hillsborough County:
    • A man asks his teenage stepdaughter to put on her mother’s nightgown and then fondles her in the bedroom.
    • A woman drinks heavily at a nightclub and invites a man to her home, where she is raped by someone she knows only by a first name.A 9-year-old boy molests his 6-year-old cousin in the shower during a visit from out of state.
     
    The HCSO analyzed all reported rape and sexual abuse cases in 2008 and found:
     
    • Most child victims were assaulted by family members, parents/stepparents, acquaintances or someone personally known to the child.
    • Most adult victims were assaulted by an acquaintance or boyfriend/former boyfriend.
    • Most rapes and sexual abuses occur in their home of the attacker or the victim.
     
    Juvenile suspect with Juvenile victim: 125 cases
    58 percent occurred at residence of suspect or victim 
    • 1 stranger
    • 19 cases listed suspect as a family member other than sibling
    • 31 cases listed suspect as sibling or foster sibling
    • 53 cases listed suspect as an acquaintance
    • 21 cases the suspect was personally known (other than a family member)
    • 1 babysitter
    • 8 boyfriend
    • 3 co-habitant
    • 9 neighbor
     
    Adult suspect with Juvenile victim: 234 cases
    82 percent occurred at residence of suspect or victim 
    • 4 stranger cases
    • 54 cases listed suspect a family member other than parent or sibling
    • 47 cases listed suspect as parent or stepparent
    • 2 cases listed suspect as foster parent
    • 7 cases listed suspect as sibling
    • 48 cases listed suspect as an acquaintance
    • 72 cases the suspect was personally known (other than a family member)
    • 14 mother’s boyfriend
    • 4 babysitter
    • 8 cohabitant
    • 24 neighbor
    • 16 boyfriend
    • 1 staff
    • 5 teacher/staff
     
    Adult suspect with Adult victim: 112 cases
    66 percent occurred at residence of suspect or victim
     
    • 28 stranger cases reported – (14 of which had recently met the suspect)
    • 7 met at bar or club
    • 4 victims accepted rides with the suspect
    • 1 met suspect on the internet
    • 1 victim invited suspect to hotel room
    • 1 was listed as an acquaintance
    • 44 cases listed suspect as an acquaintance
    • 19 cases listed suspect as a boyfriend or ex-boyfriend
    • 5 cases listed suspect as the husband
    • 3 cases listed suspect as a neighbor
    • 6 cases listed suspect as roommate
    • 3 cases listed suspect as stepparent
    • 4 cases with 1 each of: coworker, facility staff, pastor and unknown
    Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office: 813-247-8115
    Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline:
    1-800-422-4453
    Crisis Center of Tampa Bay:
    2-1-1
    Florida Abuse Hotline:
    1-800-962-2873
    Victim's Rights Brochure
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