Reported Annual Crime In St. Petersburg

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSt. Petersburg/100k peopleFlorida/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime16,282n/a (estimate)6,3653,2752,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSt. Petersburg/100k peopleFlorida/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder14n/a5.55.14.9
Rape136n/a53.237.338.6
Robbery573n/a224.0104.3101.9
Assault1,175n/a459.3315.2237.8
Violent crime1,898n/a (estimate)742462373
Burglary2,319n/a906.5539.0491.4
Theft10,542n/a4,120.92,073.61,775.4
Vehicle theft1,523n/a595.3200.6220.2
Property crime14,384n/a (estimate)5,6232,8132,487
A comprehensive overview of any and all yearly reported crimes in St. Petersburg, FL is shown in the table above. In order to provide more clarity, the total number of crimes is shown as well as the amount of crimes committed per 100,000 people. The crimes indicated in the table are separated into two different categories. These categories are property crimes and violent crimes. According to the table, the overall crime rate is 94% higher than the average of crimes committed in Florida. It is also 123% higher than the national average. When it comes to violent crimes, St. Petersburg, FL shows a crime rate that is 61% higher than the Florida average. The crime rate is also 99% higher than the national average. When it comes to property crimes, St. Petersburg, FL is shown to be 100% higher than the Florida average and 126% higher than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in St. Petersburg is 123% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 17.44 daily crimes that occur in St. Petersburg.
  • St. Petersburg is safer than 7% of the cities in the United States.
  • In St. Petersburg you have a 1 in 16 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in St. Petersburg has decreased by 2%.

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Daily Crime In St. Petersburg (per 100,000 people)

The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in St. Petersburg, FL per 100,000 residents. Additionally, daily crime statistics are also listed for Florida as well as national figures. In St. Petersburg, FL the total number of daily crimes is 1.94 times more than the Florida average and 2.23 times more than the national average. Violent crime statistics in St. Petersburg, FL are 1.61 times more than the Florida average and 1.99 times more than the national average. Regarding crimes committed against personal property, St. Petersburg, FL has a daily crime rate that is 2.00 times more than the Florida average and 2.26 times more than the daily national average.

How Safe is St. Petersburg (higher is better)

When comparing the safety of St. Petersburg, FL compared to every other city in Florida as well as the entirety of the United States, the gauges found above illustrate that St. Petersburg, FL ranks safer than 12% of every city located within Florida along with 7% of the all the cities located in the United States. The results of these graphs are created after analyzing each of the cities in Florida and in the United States as a whole. It is then established the total amount of cities that have a lower crime rate than St. Petersburg, FL. As a result, St. Petersburg, FL is ranked below average when compared to the majority of US cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in St. Petersburg

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in St. Petersburg is 1 in 135
The chance of being a victim of property crime in St. Petersburg is 1 in 18
The chance of being a victim of crime in St. Petersburg is 1 in 16
Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in St. Petersburg, 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 St. Petersburg, FL, the likelihood that you will suffer a violent crime is 1 in 135. 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 18 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 St. Petersburg, FL is 1 in 16.

Year Over Year Crime In St. Petersburg (per 100,000 people)

The year over year change in crime helps to understand whether crime in St. Petersburg, FL is on the rise or declining. Analysts use this measure in order to eliminate the effect of changes in crime by the season. Year over year change in crime is shown for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people in the graph above. Clearly, the violent crime rate in St. Petersburg, FL has decreased by 14%, while the property crime rate in St. Petersburg, FL has not changed year over year. Summing up the numbers, St. Petersburg, FL has decreased by 2% with regards to total crimes year over year.

St. Petersburg police department

ItemSt. PetersburgFloridaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)74530,278556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.04.23.3
There are a total of 745 St. Petersburg police officers. This results in 3.0 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 29.2% less than the Florida average and 8.2% 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.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Redington Shores, FL2,09372441514
Harbor Bluffs, FL2,82172441514
Feather Sound, FL3,23588536624
Tierra Verde, FL3,22788536624
Indian Shores, FL1,3921658821,047
St. Petersburg, FL248,4297425,6236,365

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St. Petersburg, FL248,4297425,6236,365
Source: The St. Petersburg, 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.