Reported Annual Crime In Fort Walton Beach

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleFort Walton Beach/100k peopleFlorida/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime678n/a (estimate)3,0383,1172,837
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleFort Walton Beach/100k peopleFlorida/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder3n/a13.45.45.3
Rape12n/a53.836.940.4
Robbery10n/a44.897.9102.8
Assault42n/a188.2290.2248.5
Violent crime67n/a (estimate)300430386
Burglary72n/a322.7486.7468.9
Theft490n/a2,195.91,990.81,745.0
Vehicle theft49n/a219.6209.3236.9
Property crime611n/a (estimate)2,7382,6872,451
The table above provides a full overview of all reported crimes in Fort Walton Beach, FL for the year. The sum of recorded criminal acts in Fort Walton Beach, FL is displayed; for comparisons, each offense is also shown in regards to the amount of offenses per 100,000 people. Along with this, they are separated into multiple categories: violent crimes and property crimes. The crime data reveals that the overall Fort Walton Beach, FL crime rates are 3% lower than in comparison to the Florida mean and are 7% higher than the nation's mean. In regards to violent offenses, Fort Walton Beach, FL has a rate that is 30% lower than the Florida average; compared to the United States, it is 22% lower than. Looking at crimes involving property, Fort Walton Beach, FL is 2% higher than its state's mean, and 12% higher than the country's average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Navarre Beach, FL1,10360377437
Shalimar, FL7231741,0861,259
Destin, FL12,8401841,1471,331
Mary Esther, FL4,0352181,3641,583
Niceville, FL13,5621391,6971,836
Lake Lorraine, FL7,0112641,6501,914
Valparaiso, FL5,1091001,8511,951
Fort Walton Beach, FL20,3203002,7383,038

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Fort Walton Beach is 7% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 8.32 daily crimes that occur in Fort Walton Beach.
  • Fort Walton Beach is safer than 35% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Fort Walton Beach you have a 1 in 33 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Fort Walton Beach has decreased by 12%.

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Daily Crime In Fort Walton Beach (per 100,000 people)

The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Fort Walton Beach, FL is demonstrated in the illustration above. So that direct comparisons can be made, the number of daily crimes for Florida and on a national level are also posted. As you can see, the daily crimes for Fort Walton Beach, FL are 1.03 times less than the Florida average and 1.07 times more than the national level. Daily violent Crimes in Fort Walton Beach, FL are 1.43 times less than than Florida and 1.29 times less than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Fort Walton Beach, FL are 1.02 times more than than Florida and 1.12 times more than the national average.

How Safe is Fort Walton Beach (higher is better)

How safe is Fort Walton Beach, FL compared to other cities in Florida and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Fort Walton Beach, FL is safer than 53% of the cities in Florida and 35% of the cities in the United States. These results are determined by analyzing all cities in Florida and across the US as a whole and determining how many total cities have a lower crime rate than Fort Walton Beach, FL. Overall, Fort Walton Beach, FL is ranked below average compared to all other cities across the United States.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Fort Walton Beach

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Fort Walton Beach is 1 in 334
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Fort Walton Beach is 1 in 37
The chance of being a victim of crime in Fort Walton Beach is 1 in 33
Wondering what the chances are that you will be the victim of a crime in Fort Walton Beach, FL? The illustrations above show how likely you are to become a victim of violent crime, property crime or any crime. In Fort Walton Beach, FL you have a 1 in 334 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery and assault. With regards to property crime, you have a 1 in 37 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 33 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Fort Walton Beach, FL.

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

An ideal indicator of whether Fort Walton Beach, 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 Walton Beach, FL has decreased by 4% and the rate of property crime in Fort Walton Beach, FL has decreased by 13%. The total crime rate in Fort Walton Beach, FL has decreased by 12% year to year.

Fort Walton Beach police department

ItemFort Walton BeachFloridaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)5330,278556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.64.23.3
There are a total of 53 Fort Walton Beach police officers. This results in 2.6 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 37.7% less than the Florida average and 19.1% less 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.

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Portsmouth, OH20,3204363,7504,186
Mountlake Terrace, WA20,3181322,4182,550
Sapulpa, OK20,3082852,3422,627
Wilsonville, OR20,3351902,1212,311
Pittsburg, KS20,3365273,7394,266
Fort Walton Beach, FL20,3203002,7383,038
Source: The Fort Walton Beach, FL crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2016. 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.