Reported Annual Crime In Fort Lauderdale

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleFort Lauderdale/100k peopleFlorida/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime10,887n/a (estimate)6,0963,2752,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleFort Lauderdale/100k peopleFlorida/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder10n/a5.65.14.9
Rape92n/a51.537.338.6
Robbery429n/a240.2104.3101.9
Assault686n/a384.1315.2237.8
Violent crime1,217n/a (estimate)681462373
Burglary1,931n/a1,081.2539.0491.4
Theft6,936n/a3,883.62,073.61,775.4
Vehicle theft803n/a449.6200.6220.2
Property crime9,670n/a (estimate)5,4142,8132,487
A general overview of all the annual reported crimes in Fort Lauderdale, FL is displayed above. The data has been arranged to make it easier to find both the gross total of reported crimes and the number of crimes reported per 100,000 people in Fort Lauderdale, FL. These statistics are further divided into two distinct categories (violent crimes and property crimes) to provide more insight to how prevalent crime is in the area. You'll find that the rate of crime in Fort Lauderdale, FL averages 86% higher than the rest of Florida while the rate of crime on a national scale is 113% higher than. You'll find that the occurrence of violent crime in Fort Lauderdale, FL is 48% higher than the average rate of crime in Florida and 83% higher than the rest of the nation. Similarly, crime involving property stands 92% higher than the remainder of the state of Florida and 118% higher than the nation's average. Both of these statistics relate to how safe residents and businesses are while performing everyday activities in the Fort Lauderdale, FL area.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Fort Lauderdale is 113% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 16.7 daily crimes that occur in Fort Lauderdale.
  • Fort Lauderdale is safer than 9% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Fort Lauderdale you have a 1 in 17 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Fort Lauderdale has increased by 3%.

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Daily Crime In Fort Lauderdale (per 100,000 people)

The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Fort Lauderdale, FL per 100,000 people. For comparison purposes, the number of daily crimes is also reported for Florida and on a national level. In Fort Lauderdale, FL the total number of daily crimes is 1.86 times more than the Florida average and 2.13 times more than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Fort Lauderdale, FL is 1.48 times more than the Florida average and 1.83 times more than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Fort Lauderdale, FL has a daily crime rate that is 1.92 times more than the Florida average and 2.18 times more than the national average.

How Safe is Fort Lauderdale (higher is better)

Many people wonder how safe they are in Fort Lauderdale, FL in comparison to other notable cities in the state of Florida as well as in comparison to the rest of the nation. Using the gauges above, which document and compare safety in Fort Lauderdale, FL to other cities in the state and across the country, Fort Lauderdale, FL is 15% safer than other cities of Florida and 9% safer than other cities in the nation. When referring to the results, which show crime scores in Florida cities and all around the United States, Fort Lauderdale, FL has a ranking of below average in comparison to other cities in the country, which is determined my comparing Fort Lauderdale, FL crime rate to all the other cities investigated.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Fort Lauderdale

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Fort Lauderdale is 1 in 147
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Fort Lauderdale is 1 in 19
The chance of being a victim of crime in Fort Lauderdale is 1 in 17
Do you want to know the risk of being victimized by a crime in Fort Lauderdale, FL? Displayed here are the statistics showing how likely you are to become a victim of a crime of violence, crime against your property, or any other crime. If you are in Fort Lauderdale, FL, then there is a 1 in 147 risk that you will experience a violent crime against you. These types of crimes may include homicide, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Your risk of being a victim of property crime is 1 in 19. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 17 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Year Over Year Crime In Fort Lauderdale (per 100,000 people)

An ideal indicator of whether Fort Lauderdale, FL is becoming a safer or more dangerous residential area or not is an analysis of the crime rate in the area from year to year. In the above illustration, the year to year crime rates are visualized per 100,000 people for property, violent, and total crime. Year to year rate of violent crime in Fort Lauderdale, FL has decreased by 12% and the rate of property crime in Fort Lauderdale, FL has increased by 5%. The total crime rate in Fort Lauderdale, FL has increased by 3% year to year.

Fort Lauderdale police department

ItemFort LauderdaleFloridaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)66830,278556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.94.23.3
There are a total of 668 Fort Lauderdale police officers. This results in 3.9 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 7.7% less than the Florida average and 19.7% greater than the National average.

Sex offenders in Florida

StateTotal offendersFlorida /100KNational /100K
Florida64,107393222
There are a total of 64,107 sex offenders in Florida. This yields a total of 393 sex offenders in Florida per 100,000 residents which is 77% greater than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Parkland, FL25,89524636660
Cooper City, FL32,058871,1141,201
Golden Beach, FL65301,2281,228
Lazy Lake, FL351871,1361,323
Boulevard Gardens, FL1,8002121,2931,506
Fort Lauderdale, FL171,1376815,4146,096

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Oceanside, CA171,4003982,6073,005
Santa Rosa, CA170,7823452,4532,798
Chattanooga, TN171,8639895,9196,908
Rancho Cucamonga, CA170,1701502,2322,381
Port St. Lucie, FL169,2601471,3641,512
Fort Lauderdale, FL171,1376815,4146,096
Source: The Fort Lauderdale, FL crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2015. The crime report encompasses more than 18,000 city and state law enforcement agencies reporting data on property and violent crimes. The uniform crime reports program represents approximately 309 million American residents, which results in 98% coverage of metropolitan statistical areas.