Tampa, FL Crime Rates & Statistics

Tampa crime information

StatisticTampa /100KFlorida /100KNational /100K
Violent crime597470368
Property crime2,5113,1052,731
Total crime index3,1083,5763,099
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  • The Tampa crime index is 13% lower than the Florida average and and the Florida crime index is 15% higher than the National average.
  • The Tampa violent crime rate is 26% higher than the Florida average and and the Florida violent crime rate is 27% higher than the National average.
  • The Tampa property crime rate is 19% lower than the Florida average and and the Florida property crime rate is 13% higher than the National average.

Tampa police department

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

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  • Tampa is safer than 22.8% of the cities in the nation.
  • The crime rate in Tampa is less than 44% of the cities in Florida.
  • The chance of being a victim of a crime in Tampa is 1 in 33.
  • The chance of being a victim of a violent crime in Tampa is 1 in 168.
  • The chance of being a victim of a property crime in Tampa is 1 in 40.

Tampa crime comparison

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Tampa crime overview

In Tampa there is a 1 out of 29 risk of being a victim of various crimes. The city is 22.8% safer than cities in the rest of the nation and 44% safer than the rest of the cities in Florida. Tampa's crime index is 8% lower than the rest of the state, while the state itself is 15% higher than the rest of the nation. Tampa's violent crime rate is 26% higher then the rest of the state, which is 25% higher then the rest of the nation. Tampa, Florida had 616 instances of violent crime per 100,000 residents and this was compared to 487 instances of violent crime per 100,000 residents in the rest of Florida. Violent crime statistics are high compared to the rest of the nation which sits at an average of 387 instances of violent crime per 100,000. There were 43 rapes in Tampa with 12 rapes per 100,000 residents. This is compared to an average of 27 per 100,000 in the rest of the state and an average of 27 in the rest of the country. There were 23 murders, 573 robberies, and 1,523 assaults in the city. Tampa has an average of 7 murders per 100,000 residents while the state and the rest of the nation has 5 per 100,000. Robberies added up to 163 per 100,000 versus the states 124 per 100,000 and the nations 113 per 100,000. Tampa saw 434 assaults per 100,000 while the state had only 331 and the nation only 242 per 100,000. The odds of a Tampa resident being a victim of violent crime is 1 out of 163.

A person in Tampa has around 1 out of 36 chance of being a victim of property crime. Florida's property crime rate is 14% higher than the national average but Tampa's property crime is 13% lower then the states average. Tampa is lower than the state and the nation in property crime with only 2,836 per 100,000 with the state and nation sitting at 3,277 and 2,859 per 100,000 residents. Property crime breaks down with 2,476 burglaries, 6,864 thefts, and 607 vehicle thefts. Burglaries took place at an average of 706 times per 100,000 while Florida averaged 795 per 100,000 and the rest of the nation 670 per 100,000. Tampa saw 1,957 instances of theft per 100,000 while the rest of the state saw 2,289 per 100,000 versus an average of 1,959 nationally. There was 173 vehicle thefts per 100,000 with the State of Florida seeing an average of 193 and the rest of the nation sitting at an average of 230 per 100,000. Being a victim of property crime is less likely than in the rest of the nation but the chances of being a victim of violent crime in Tampa is much higher.

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Tampa violent crime breakdown

CrimeTampaTampa /100KFlorida /100KNational /100K
Murder28855
Rape78223525
Robbery580165119109
Assault1,411402312229

Tampa property crime breakdown

CrimeTampaTampa /100KFlorida /100KNational /100K
Burglary1,950555711610
Theft6,3201,7992,2161,899
Vehichle theft553157179221

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.

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Neighborhoods in & around Tampa, FL

NeighborhoodScoreMiles
Parkland Estates, Tampa892.2
Golf View, Tampa882.9
Harbour Island, Tampa881.3
Channelside, Tampa880.4
Palma Ceia, Tampa873.2
Beach Park, Tampa874.4
Sunset Park, Tampa874.7
Virginia Park, Tampa874
NeighborhoodScoreMiles
Swann Estates, Tampa863.3
Palma Ceia West, Tampa863.7
Davis Island, Tampa861.9
Bayshore Beautiful, Tampa863.9
Courier City, Tampa851.8
North Hyde Park, Tampa851.1
Bon Air, Tampa852.7
Belmar Gardens, Tampa844.9
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Cities near Tampa, FL

CityScoreMiles
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Tierra Verde, FL8624.2
Harbor Bluffs, FL8522.8
Greenbriar, FL8518.3
Bay Pines, FL8521.5
Westchase, FL8411.5
San Antonio, FL8428.9
CityScoreMiles
Key Vista, FL8425.5
Fish Hawk, FL8416.5
St. Leo, FL8429.3
Safety Harbor, FL8314.7
Anna Maria, FL8333.5
Dunedin, FL8319.8
Heritage Pines, FL8334.6
Belleair, FL8221.3
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