Murders in Jacksonville

Additional Information

Murder is described as "the unlawful killing of another person." That is opposed to homicides that include justifiable, excusable, and accidental killings.  With 111 murders already reported by the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office this year,  2019 is on its way to being the most violent of the last 13 years.  

 Year         Total Killings          Murders          Homicides    

2017              138                       116                  22

2018              125                       109                 16        

2019              145                       121                 14                            


                                                                    10 pending classification             


Anyone with information in any crime can contact the Sheriff’s Office at  (904) 630-0500 or leave an anonymous tip and be eligible for a possible  reward with First Coast Crime Stoppers by calling (866) 845-8477  (TIPS). 

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Services for Families Affected by Murder

Burial Services


  Often times when a loved one dies it is unexpected and not a planned expense.  It can also be a very emotional time and helpful to have someone with you when planning the details. Let us put you in touch with a member of our bereavement team.  

Cremation Services


  While family and religious traditions are still very important to people, some families prefer to celebrate the individual in a unique and personal way. Cremation is an opportunity for the loved ones to create a complete one of a kind memorial. Let us put you in touch with a member of our bereavement team.    

Candlelight Vigil


 To celebrate the life of the loved one being honored, a candlelight vigil is a respectful opportunity for the community to come together to mourn for a common cause. Let us help you plan this event, offer our emotional support, and supply the items needed at no cost to you.    

Celebration of Life


  The Celebration of life puts the focus on the joy that a person brought to other peoples lives. It's a time for everyone to get together and share memories, laugh, and celebrate the life of their loved one. Let us know how our creativity can be of service to you.  We can also offer financial assistance with this event.  

Family Meals


   During a time of loss you are emotional and experiencing grief.  Most forget to eat during this period of time and cooking isn't an option.  We would be happy to feed your family during this difficult time.    

Emotional Support


 Let us be there for you during your time of loss, it is important to have others around you who offer you their emotional support.    

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Grief Counseling


  If you are in need of grief counseling, we can give you a list of grief counseling services in your area.  This can be very helpful in processing the many feelings and emotions you will face.  Let us cover the expense of your first session.  

Tree of Life


  A tree planted in your loved one's memory is a living tribute that will benefit present and future generations to come. You can choose from the many trees we have available. 



    Attending the trial in support of your loved one can be overwhelming.  Let us be part of your support system.  We can refer you to obtain advocacy services.  

Buddy Bears


  Every child needs comfort during an emotional time. Let us make your child a buddy just for them to cuddle with during this time of loss.   

Heavenly Traveler Journal


  The Heavenly Traveler journal is a  one-of-a-kind hand made journal by Pamela Theresa.  Journaling can be a great way for you to release your feelings while you grieve.  You can personalize the journal with pictures and mementos of your loved one.  

Remembering Your Loved One


  It's comforting to have something personalized in memory of your loved one. We offer low cost personalized items.    

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