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Total crime 8%
Violent crime 7%
Property crime 8%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2019 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2020; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleAlachua/100k peopleFlorida/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime271n/a (estimate)2,6912,5242,489
Murder0n/a0.05.25.0
Rape4n/a39.739.442.6
Robbery7n/a69.575.581.6
Assault30n/a297.9258.3250.2
Violent crime41n/a (estimate)407378379
Burglary32n/a317.8295.2340.5
Theft191n/a1,896.71,668.71,549.5
Vehicle theft7n/a69.5181.8219.9
Property crime230n/a (estimate)2,2842,1462,110

Key findings

  • Alachua crime rates are 8% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Alachua are 7% higher than the national average
  • In Alachua you have a 1 in 38 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Alachua is safer than 26% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Alachua has decreased by 14%

Alachua crime map

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The Alachua crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Alachua as reported by the local law enforcement agency. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Alachua crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Alachua (per 100,000 people)

      The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in Alachua, FL per 100,000 people. In Alachua, the number of daily crimes is projected to be 1.07 times more than the Florida average and 1.08 times more than the national average. The average number of daily violent crimes in Alachua is 1.08 times more than the Florida average and 1.07 times more than the daily national average. With regards to property crimes, Alachua has a daily crime rate that is 1.06 times more than the Florida average and 1.08 times more than the overall daily national average.

      How Safe is Alachua (higher is better)

      Are people any safer living in Alachua in comparison to other Florida communities and all other areas throughout the United States? When we look at all cities across America, is Alachua safe? The evidence provided by these graphs show Alachua being safer than 38% of cities in Florida and 26% of cities across the United States. 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 Alachua. In conclusion, Alachua ranks below average compared to the rest of the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Alachua

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Alachua is 1 in 246
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Alachua is 1 in 44
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Alachua is 1 in 38
      Are you worried about becoming a crime victim? In Alachua, your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 246. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 44 chance of being the victim of a property crime such as vehicle theft, personal property theft, and burglary. Your overall risk of becoming a crime victim in Alachua is 1 in 38.

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

      A good indicator of whether Alachua is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live can be determined by analyzing the year over year crime rate (per 100,000 people). The number of violent crimes in Alachua has decreased by 24%, while the property crime rate in Alachua has decreased by 12% year over year. The number of total crimes in Alachua has decreased by 14% year over year.

      Alachua police department

      ItemAlachuaFloridaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)2631,023558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.84.23.3
      There are a total of 26 Alachua police officers. This results in 2.8 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 33.7% less than the Florida average and 13.7% less than the National average.

      Sex offenders in Florida

      StateTotal offendersFlorida /100KNational /100K
      Florida53,771330266
      There are a total of 53,771 sex offenders in Florida. This yields a total of 330 sex offenders in Florida per 100,000 residents which is 24% greater than the national average.

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Newberry, FL5,4103351,9042,239
      High Springs, FL5,6784482,4312,879
      Fort White, FL8174402,5002,940
      Spring Ridge, FL4214612,6183,079
      La Crosse, FL2594812,7293,210
      Worthington Springs, FL5505303,0103,540
      Brooker, FL4635393,0623,601
      Alachua, FL9,5534072,2842,691

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Mooresville, IN9,5533461,8402,186
      Pine Ridge, FL9,5542751,5641,839
      Snohomish, WA9,5512442,5912,836
      Brentwood, PA9,5502151,0331,249
      Gunbarrel, CO9,5591491,0111,160
      Alachua, FL9,5534072,2842,691
      Source: The Alachua, FL crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2019. 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.