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Brevard County, Florida General Information

Located Halfway between Jacksonville and Miami and only 35 miles from Orlando, Brevard County, FL is home to over 550,000 residents. Founded in 1844, Brevard County, FL covers over 1,500 square miles, over 30 % of which is water. Brevard County is known as Florida’s “Space Coast” due to the presence of the John F. Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, FL. Brevard County is home to approximately 72 miles of Atlantic beaches and the Intracoastal waterways of the Banana and Indian Rivers, which have attracted boaters, fisherman, and extensive tourism to the area for over a century. Brevard County is home to over 198,000 households. The median income in Brevard is $48,039 and per capita income is $27,009 – both of which are significantly above national levels. Brevard County is home to over 45,000 Businesses. Some of the largest employers in Brevard include Harris Corp, Lockheed Martin, Grumman, Publix, Wal Mart, Port Canaveral, Brevard County Schools, Kennedy Space Center, and others. Although falling victim to the U.S. Housing Bubble / financial crisis in the early 2000’s, Brevard’s housing market has rebounded in recent years. In 2010, American City Business Journals Magazine rated Brevard 7th for quality of life out of 67 Florida Counties. In 2010, Kiplinger.com rated the county one of five "best" places in America to retire.

Brevard County Crime Statistics

There are 3 main courthouses located in Brevard County, which are located in Titusville, Viera, and Melbourne. County law enforcement agencies include the Brevard County Sheriff’s Department, The Florida Highway Patrol, Florida Fish and Wildlife, and numerous local police departments. The crime rate in Brevard is lower than that of the State of Florida and lower than the national average. In 2015, there were 19,400 arrests made in Brevard County. Nonviolent crimes totaled 16,412 and violent crimes totaled 2,988.

According to the FDLE, Total Brevard County Crime in 2015 included the following:

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If you or a loved one has gotten caught up in the Brevard county criminal justice system, your best protection is always to consult with and retain an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. Sometimes, you need a GOOD lawyer! CONTACT The Law Office of Richard G. Canina today for a FREE case evaluation!

Brevard County Florida Criminal Defense Attorney

The Law Office of Richard G. Canina proudly defends all residents of Brevard County and all cities and towns along Florida’s Space Coast including: Melbourne, Viera, Suntree, West Melbourne, Melbourne Village, Palm Shores, Palm Bay, Rockledge, Merritt Island, Titusville, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa, Cocoa Beach, Melbourne Beach, Indialantic, Indian Harbour Beach, Satellite Beach, Grant, Valkaria, Micco, Barefoot Bay, Scottsmoor, Mims, and Sebastian, as well as neighboring Volusia County, Seminole County, Orange County, Osceola County, and Indian River County, FL.

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