Reported Annual Crime In Melbourne

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleMelbourne/100k peopleFlorida/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime3,868n/a (estimate)4,8943,2752,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleMelbourne/100k peopleFlorida/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder5n/a6.35.14.9
Rape62n/a78.437.338.6
Robbery134n/a169.6104.3101.9
Assault517n/a654.2315.2237.8
Violent crime718n/a (estimate)908462373
Burglary512n/a647.8539.0491.4
Theft2,488n/a3,148.12,073.61,775.4
Vehicle theft150n/a189.8200.6220.2
Property crime3,150n/a (estimate)3,9862,8132,487
When reviewing the above table, you see a comprehensive overview of all annual crimes reported in Melbourne, FL. All reported Melbourne, FL crimes are shown and for assessment, each particular crime is demonstrated, establishing an accurate total that represents any crimes committed for every 100,000 residents. You'll also notice that the crimes are distributed into two separate categories, being; violent crimes and property crimes. In addition, the table also demonstrates that the Melbourne, FL overall crime rate is 49% higher than in comparison to the Florida average; and is also 71% higher than compared to the national average. Specifically regarding violent crimes in Melbourne, FL, the rate is 97% higher than compared to the Florida average, and 144% higher than when paralleled to the national average. When comparing property crime, Melbourne, FL comes in at 42% higher than to the average seen in Florida, and 60% higher than the overall national average.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Melbourne is 71% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 13.41 daily crimes that occur in Melbourne.
  • Melbourne is safer than 4% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Melbourne you have a 1 in 21 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Melbourne has increased by 3%.

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Daily Crime In Melbourne (per 100,000 people)

The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Melbourne, 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 Melbourne, FL are 1.49 times more than the Florida average and 1.71 times more than the national level. Daily violent Crimes in Melbourne, FL are 1.97 times more than than Florida and 2.44 times more than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Melbourne, FL are 1.42 times more than than Florida and 1.60 times more than the national average.

How Safe is Melbourne (higher is better)

Are people any safer living in the Melbourne, FL area in comparison to other Florida communities and all other cities throughout the United States? The evidence provided by these graphs show Melbourne, FL being safer than 8% of cities in Florida and 4% of cities across the United States as a whole. This is evident by tracking Florida cities as well as all US cities over a one year period to contrast crime statistics as they relate to Melbourne, FL. In conclusion, Melbourne, FL now ranks below average in comparison to all United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Melbourne

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Melbourne is 1 in 111
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Melbourne is 1 in 26
The chance of being a victim of crime in Melbourne is 1 in 21
Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Melbourne, FL? The graphics above display the likelihood of becoming victimized by an illegal act such as a crime including violence or property damage. If you reside in Melbourne, FL, the likelihood that you will suffer a violent crime is 1 in 111. These sorts of violent crimes include murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Illegal actions against property are represented by a likelihood of 1 in 26 that you become a victim. These sorts of crimes against personal property include burglary, theft, and auto theft. In total, the likelihood of being victimized by a crime in Melbourne, FL is 1 in 21.

Year Over Year Crime In Melbourne (per 100,000 people)

The year over year crime rate for Melbourne, FL is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining whether living in Melbourne, FL has become a safer or more dangerous place to live. For example, the above graph shows the year over year crime rate for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have increased by 16% in Melbourne, FL, while property crimes in Melbourne, FL have not changed. Crimes in total for Melbourne, FL have increased by 3% year over year.

Melbourne police department

ItemMelbourneFloridaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)23730,278556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a4.23.3

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
Grant-Valkaria, FL3,908108658767
Melbourne Beach, FL3,126126661787
Malabar, FL2,793129787917
Palm Shores, FL1,1251539291,082
Satellite Beach, FL10,262571,1721,230
Melbourne, FL77,2169083,9864,894

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Fayetteville, AR77,2644964,4204,916
Camden, NJ77,2944692,9923,461
Deerfield Beach, FL77,3414202,3942,814
Lawrence, MA77,3648792,4013,279
St. Joseph, MO77,0405155,8866,401
Melbourne, FL77,2169083,9864,894
Source: The Melbourne, 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.