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Total crime 37%
Violent crime 0%
Property crime 43%
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 peopleBartow/100k peopleFlorida/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime690n/a (estimate)3,4002,5242,489
Murder2n/a9.95.25.0
Rape9n/a44.339.442.6
Robbery10n/a49.375.581.6
Assault56n/a275.9258.3250.2
Violent crime77n/a (estimate)379378379
Burglary98n/a482.9295.2340.5
Theft491n/a2,419.21,668.71,549.5
Vehicle theft24n/a118.3181.8219.9
Property crime613n/a (estimate)3,0202,1462,110

Key findings

  • Bartow crime rates are 37% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Bartow are equal to the national average
  • In Bartow you have a 1 in 30 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Bartow is safer than 22% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Bartow has decreased by 22%

Bartow crime map

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The Bartow crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Bartow 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 Bartow crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Bartow (per 100,000 people)

      The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in Bartow, FL per 100,000 people. In Bartow, the number of daily crimes is projected to be 1.35 times more than the Florida average and 1.37 times more than the national average. The average number of daily violent crimes in Bartow is 1.00 times more than the Florida average and 1.00 times less than the daily national average. With regards to property crimes, Bartow has a daily crime rate that is 1.41 times more than the Florida average and 1.43 times more than the overall daily national average.

      How Safe is Bartow (higher is better)

      When comparing the safety of Bartow to every other city in Florida, as well as the entirety of the United States, is Bartow safe? The gauges above illustrate that Bartow is safer than 35% of every city located within Florida along with 22% of the all the cities located in the United States. The results of these graphs are created after analyzing each of the cities in Florida and in the United States as a whole. As a result, Bartow, FL is ranked below average when compared to the rest of the US cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Bartow

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Bartow is 1 in 264
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Bartow is 1 in 34
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Bartow is 1 in 30
      Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Bartow? If you reside in Bartow, the likelihood that you will become a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 264. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 34 change that you will become a victim of a property crime. These sorts of crimes against personal property include: burglary, theft, and auto theft. In total, the likelihood of being victimized by a crime in Bartow, is 1 in 30.

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

      The year over year change in crime per 100,000 people helps to understand whether crime in Bartow, FL is on the rise or declining. The violent crime rate in Bartow has decreased by 34%, while the property crime rate in Bartow has decreased by 20% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Bartow has decreased by 22% with regards to total crimes year over year.

      Bartow police department

      ItemBartowFloridaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)6331,023558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.64.23.3
      There are a total of 63 Bartow police officers. This results in 3.6 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 16.1% less than the Florida average and 9.2% greater 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
      Lake Alfred, FL5,35349604653
      Crooked Lake Park, FL1,6651911,0871,279
      Eagle Lake, FL2,4112061,1701,376
      Waverly, FL1,0252071,1771,384
      Alturas, FL3,6792481,4071,655
      Dundee, FL3,9862581,4671,725
      Lakeland Highlands, FL12,4262661,5091,775
      Bartow, FL18,5013793,0203,400

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      North Massapequa, NY18,4932409161,155
      Wantagh, NY18,490163622784
      Rutherford, NJ18,480659821,048
      Point Pleasant, NJ18,46480621701
      Ashtabula, OH18,5404313,0233,454
      Bartow, FL18,5013793,0203,400
      Source: The Bartow, 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.