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Total crime 21%
Violent crime 40%
Property crime 18%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2018 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2019; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleAlachua/100k peopleFlorida/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime317n/a (estimate)3,1312,6672,580
Murder2n/a19.85.25.0
Rape1n/a9.939.642.6
Robbery6n/a59.379.386.2
Assault45n/a444.5260.8246.8
Violent crime54n/a (estimate)533385381
Burglary37n/a365.5337.7376.0
Theft204n/a2,015.21,750.81,594.6
Vehicle theft22n/a217.3193.3228.9
Property crime263n/a (estimate)2,5982,2822,200

Key findings

  • Alachua crime rates are 21% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Alachua are 40% higher than the national average
  • In Alachua you have a 1 in 32 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Alachua is safer than 17% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Alachua has increased by 3%

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 1.17 times more than the Florida average and 1.21 times more than the national average. The average number of daily violent crimes in Alachua is 1.39 times more than the Florida average and 1.40 times more than the daily national average. With regards to property crimes, Alachua has a daily crime rate that is 1.14 times more than the Florida average and 1.18 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 28% of cities in Florida and 17% 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 188
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Alachua is 1 in 39
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Alachua is 1 in 32
      Are you worried about becoming a crime victim? In Alachua, your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 188. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 39 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 32.

      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 increased by 34%, while the property crime rate in Alachua has decreased by 2% year over year. The number of total crimes in Alachua has increased by 3% 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
      High Springs, FL5,6782111,3341,545
      Newberry, FL5,4103422,0242,366
      Fort White, FL8174482,6583,106
      Spring Ridge, FL4214702,7843,254
      La Crosse, FL2594902,9023,392
      Worthington Springs, FL5505403,2013,741
      Brooker, FL4635493,2563,805
      Alachua, FL9,5535332,5983,131

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Mooresville, IN9,5533572,0342,391
      Pine Ridge, FL9,5542811,6631,943
      Snohomish, WA9,5512442,5912,836
      Brentwood, PA9,5502248541,079
      Gunbarrel, CO9,5591551,0431,197
      Alachua, FL9,5535332,5983,131
      Source: The Alachua, FL crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2018. 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.