Total crime NAT. AVG.
Violent crime NAT. AVG.
Property crime NAT. AVG.
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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2022 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2023; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleApopka/100k peopleFlorida/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,892n/a (estimate)3,3711,8252,324
Violent crime313n/a (estimate)558259370
Vehicle theft120n/a213.8138.0282.7
Property crime1,579n/a (estimate)2,8131,5661,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Apopka, FL

Crime is typically categorized into two main types: violent and property crimes. Violent crimes encompass offenses such as murder, rape, robbery, and assault, while property crimes include burglary, theft, and vehicle theft. Based on the most recent report, the Apopka crime rate is higher than the national average by 45%. Specifically, there were 313 violent crimes in Apopka, equivalent to 558 per 100,000 individuals, higher than the national average by 50.8%. Furthermore, Apopka recorded 1579 property crimes, amounting to 2813 per 100,000 residents, which was higher than the average by 44%.

During the most recently reported crime year, Apopka experienced a total of 0 reported murders. This statistic paints it as a beacon of security when it comes to severe violent crimes. Such an achievement not only instills a profound sense of security for its residents but also sets a high standard for other communities striving to create similarly secure environments. It underscores the area as a place where safety is a top priority, enhancing its appeal as a desirable location to live and thrive.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in Apopka?

What do the local residents think about crime in Apopka? Well, based on a recent survey of 43 people (conducted by AreaVibes), 44% of Apopka residents said that there was virtually no crime and that they felt safe walking at night. Another 56% of respondents said that there was too much crime in the area and they did not feel safe walking alone at night.

Is Apopka a Safe Place to Live?

To get a feel for the safety of living in Apopka, it's essential to analyze both the overall crime rate and the daily incident count. Apopka presents a total crime rate that is 45% higher than the national average per 100,000 residents. Consequently, Apopka experiences an average of 5.18 daily crimes, comprising 0.86 violent incidents and 4.33 property-related offenses. This evaluation offers a comprehensive understanding of the safety landscape, aiding individuals in making informed decisions when considering relocation.

Has Crime in Apopka Increased Since Last Year?

In the most recent crime report, year-over-year crime rates in Apopka has increased by 15.2%. Examining the change in crime rates from one year to the next provides valuable insights into the evolving safety landscape of Apopka, aiding residents in assessing whether it is becoming a safer or more dangerous place to live. These crime rates are categorized into two primary groups: violent and property crimes. Year-over-year, violent crime has increased by 26.7%, while property crime has increased by 13.2%. This comprehensive analysis offers potential residents essential information for making informed decisions about whether or not Apopka is a safe place to live.

Potential Causes for Crime in Apopka

Apopka has a poverty rate of 11.1, while the national average is 15.1. In the past, there has been a direct correlation between high or low poverty rates and high or low crime stats. Elevated poverty levels and income disparities can contribute to heightened criminal activity, as individuals may resort to unlawful means to address their fundamental necessities. While lower poverty levels have led to a reduction in typical crime levels compared to other areas.

Apopka reports an unemployment rate of 3.4%, contrasting with the national average of 4.7%. Constrained employment opportunities or a prevalence of low-paying positions can contribute to elevated rates of unemployment and underemployment. Areas where individuals contend with joblessness or insufficient wages may display heightened susceptibility to an increase in criminal activities attributed to economic insecurity. Conversely, regions characterized by robust employment rates often witness a decrease in overall Apopka crime rates.

Highly populated regions typically encompass expansive urban hubs teeming with diverse economic prospects. Within these areas, income inequality can be exacerbated, giving rise to enclaves of poverty amid affluence. Communities marked by economic disparities may contend with heightened property crimes, and in certain instances, violent crimes. Conversely, regions characterized by low population density often exhibit lower Apopka crime rates. For instance, in Apopka, the population density stands at 1526.2 people per square mile, diverging from the national average of 90.6 people per square mile.

Apopka crime map

The Apopka crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Apopka as reported by the local law enforcement agencies. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Apopka crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level. Please note that the red areas on the Apopka crime map does not always indicate that it is a dangerous area for its residents. Areas on the heat map could be inflated if they are located in high traffic areas like airports, sports centers or large parks. Other areas on the heat map could see increased crime rates if they are located in major tourist areas like the downtown core.
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      Crime Quick Facts

      • Apopka crime rates are 45% higher than the national average
      • Violent crimes in Apopka are 51% higher than the national average
      • In Apopka you have a 1 in 30 chance of becoming a victim of crime
      • Apopka is safer than 14% of the cities in the United States
      • Year over year crime in Apopka has increased by 13%

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        Daily Crime In Apopka (per 100,000 people)

        The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Apopka, FL per 100,000 people. In Apopka, the total number of daily crimes is 1.85 times more than the Florida average and 1.45 times more than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Apopka is 2.15 times more than the Florida average and 1.51 times more than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Apopka has a daily crime rate that is 1.80 times more than the Florida average and 1.44 times more than the national average.

        How Safe is Apopka (higher is better)

        Compared to the other cities in Florida and all other cities across the US, is Apopka safe? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Apopka is safer than 21% of other cities in the state of Florida. In addition, Apopka is safer than 14% of cities in the entire United States. To achieve these results, all Florida and United States cities were analyzed to determine how many locations had a lower crime rate than Apopka. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Apopka is below average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Apopka

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Apopka is 1 in 180
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Apopka is 1 in 36
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Apopka is 1 in 30
        How likely are you to become a victim of crime? In Apopka, Florida you have a 1 in 180 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery and assault. With regards to property crime, you have a 1 in 36 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 30 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Apopka.

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

        The year over year crime rate per 100,000 people for Apopka is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining if living in Apopka has become safer or more dangerous. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have increased by 24% in Apopka, while property crimes in Apopka have increased by 11%. Total crime has increased by 13% year over year.

        Apopka police department

        Item Apopka Florida National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)12331,023558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.94.23.3
        There are a total of 123 Apopka police officers. This results in 2.9 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 32.5% less than the Florida average and 12.1% less than the National average.

        Sex offenders in Florida

        State Total offenders Florida /100K National /100K
        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 Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Gotha, FL2,02141246286
        Windermere, FL3,49749298348
        Montverde, FL1,91757344401
        Oakland, FL3,06560364424
        Tangerine, FL2,94768412480
        Tavares, FL17,22859459519
        Heathrow, FL6,89884509593
        Apopka, FL52,7955582,8133,371

        Cities with similar population

        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        West New York, NJ52,7782481,1591,407
        Delano, CA52,8213432,0882,431
        Milford city, CT52,902822,3422,423
        Pensacola, FL52,9183141,8992,213
        Elkhart, IN52,6571,0662,8513,917
        Apopka, FL52,7955582,8133,371
        Source: The Apopka, FL crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2022. 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.