Tampa, FL Crime Rates & Statistics

Reported Annual Crime In Tampa

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleTampa/100k peopleFlorida/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime10,920n/a (estimate)3,1083,5763,099
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleTampa/100k peopleFlorida/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder28n/a855
Rape78n/a223525
Robbery580n/a165119109
Assault1,411n/a402312229
Violent crime2,097n/a (estimate)597470368
Burglary1,950n/a555711610
Theft6,320n/a1,7992,2161,899
Vehicle theft553n/a157179221
Property crime8,823n/a (estimate)2,5113,1052,731

A general overview of all the annual reported crimes in Tampa, 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 Tampa, 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 Tampa, FL averages 13% lower than the rest of Florida while the rate of crime on a national scale is 0% higher than. You'll find that the occurrence of violent crime in Tampa, FL is 26% higher than the average rate of crime in Florida and 62% higher than the rest of the nation. Similarly, crime involving property stands 19% lower than the remainder of the state of Florida and 8% lower than the nation's average. Both of these statistics relate to how safe residents and businesses are while performing everyday activities in the Tampa, FL area.

The overall crime rate in Tampa is 0% higher than than the national average.
For every 100,000 people, there are 8.52 daily crimes that occur in Tampa.
Tampa is safer than 17% of the cities in the United States.
In Tampa you have a 1 in 33 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
The number of total year over year crimes in Tampa has decreased by 9%.

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Daily Crime In Tampa (per 100,000 people)

The illustration above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Tampa, FL on a daily bases (per 100,000 people) to crimes committed throughout the state of Florida. A comparison to the average number of daily national crimes is displayed as well. According to the latest crime statistics, daily crimes in Tampa, FL (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to Florida state wide, are 1.15 times less than than the state average and 1.00 times more than than national statistics. Violent crimes committed in Tampa, FL on a daily bases are 1.27 times more than than Florida average and 1.62 times more than than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Tampa, FL are 1.24 times less than than the daily state average and 1.09 times less than than the daily national numbers.

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How Safe is Tampa (higher is better)

Are people any safer living in the Tampa, FL area in comparison to other Florida communities and all other cities throughout the United States? The evidence provided by these graphs show Tampa, FL being safer than 36% of cities in Florida and 17% 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 Tampa, FL. In conclusion, Tampa, FL now ranks below average in comparison to all United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Tampa

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Tampa is 1 in 168
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Tampa is 1 in 40
The chance of being a victim of crime in Tampa is 1 in 33

Do you want to know the risk of being victimized by a crime in Tampa, 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 Tampa, FL, then there is a 1 in 168 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 40. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 33 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Tampa, FL.

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

Determining whether Tampa, FL is growing less or more safe for inhabitants is most easily done by comparing yearly crime rates. Graphs - like the one above - show crimes by crime type per 100,000 residents. They are displayed by crime types of violent, property, and total, in order to give a better overview of yearly crime rates. Tampa, FL has decreased by 3% in violent crimes. At the same time, property crime has decreased by 11% year over year. Total crimes for Tampa, FL has decreased by 9% in the same time frame.

Nearby cities with low crime rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Feather Sound, FL3,28090659750
Balm, FL1,3541861,3521,538
Safety Harbor, FL16,9031711,3711,541
Keystone, FL21,9732001,4531,653
Westchase, FL22,2082001,4531,653
Tampa, FL339,3915972,5113,108

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Anaheim, CA337,4713272,7833,110
New Orleans, LA341,4077863,8534,639
Honolulu, HI341,7273063,7984,103
Bakersfield, CA347,0915134,6475,160
Santa Ana, CA326,6083371,9302,267
Tampa, FL339,3915972,5113,108

Tampa police department

ItemTampaFloridaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)1,22527,306504,711
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.54.23.3

There are a total of 1,225 Tampa police officers. This results in 3.5 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 17.6% less than the Florida average and 6.9% 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.

Source: The crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2013. 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.