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Total crime 49%
Violent crime 67%
Property crime 45%
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StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleCape Coral/100k peopleFlorida/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime2,385n/a (estimate)1,1952,1532,346
Murder1n/a0.55.96.5
Rape18n/a9.035.438.4
Robbery20n/a10.062.273.9
Assault216n/a108.3280.1279.7
Violent crime255n/a (estimate)128384388
Burglary305n/a152.9240.6314.2
Theft1,692n/a848.11,352.71,398.0
Vehicle theft133n/a66.7176.1246.0
Property crime2,130n/a (estimate)1,0681,7691,958

Key findings

  • Cape Coral crime rates are 49% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Cape Coral are 67% lower than the national average
  • In Cape Coral you have a 1 in 84 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Cape Coral is safer than 68% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Cape Coral has decreased by 3%

Cape Coral crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Cape Coral (per 100,000 people)

      The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily crimes in Cape Coral for every 100,000 residents. The Cape Coral total amount of daily crime is 1.80 times less than the Florida average and 1.96 times less than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Cape Coral, is 3.00 times less than the Florida average, and it is 3.03 times less than the national average. The statistics for property crimes show that Cape Coral has a daily crime average that is 1.66 times less than the Florida average and 1.83 times less than the daily national rate.

      How Safe is Cape Coral (higher is better)

      When comparing the safety of Cape Coral to every other city in Florida, as well as the entirety of the United States, is Cape Coral safe? The gauges above illustrate that Cape Coral is safer than 78% of every city located within Florida along with 68% 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, Cape Coral, FL is ranked above average when compared to the rest of the US cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Cape Coral

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Cape Coral is 1 in 783
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Cape Coral is 1 in 94
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Cape Coral is 1 in 84
      Are you at risk of becoming a victim of crime in Cape Coral, Florida? If you reside in Cape Coral, then there is a 1 in 783 chance that you will experience a violent crime. These types of crimes may include homicide, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Your risk of being a victim of property crime is 1 in 94. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 84 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Cape Coral.

      Year Over Year Crime In Cape Coral (per 100,000 people)

      The year over year change in crime per 100,000 people helps to understand whether crime in Cape Coral, FL is on the rise or declining. The violent crime rate in Cape Coral has increased by 10%, while the property crime rate in Cape Coral has decreased by 5% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Cape Coral has decreased by 3% with regards to total crimes year over year.

      Cape Coral police department

      ItemCape CoralFloridaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)30631,023558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.94.23.3
      There are a total of 306 Cape Coral police officers. This results in 1.9 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 54.7% less than the Florida average and 41% 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

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Burnt Store Marina, FL1,87754248302
      Punta Rassa, FL1,89054248302
      Sanibel, FL7,04427506533
      Fort Myers Beach, FL6,801125575700
      Bokeelia, FL1,430132610743
      Pine Island Center, FL1,737145668813
      St. James City, FL3,667149688838
      Cape Coral, FL170,0631281,0681,195

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Vancouver, WA169,9824743,5984,073
      Ontario, CA169,3893662,1312,496
      Jackson, MS172,0397534,5385,291
      Sioux Falls, SD167,8845983,1313,729
      Santa Rosa, CA173,1655161,6042,120
      Cape Coral, FL170,0631281,0681,195
      Source: The Cape Coral, FL crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2020. 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.