Annual Crime In Cape Coral (2018)

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.
In the event that crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, estimates are used. The estimates are based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleCape Coral/100k peopleFlorida/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime2,968n/a (estimate)1,5802,6672,580
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleCape Coral/100k peopleFlorida/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder3n/a1.65.25.0
Rape17n/a9.039.642.6
Robbery51n/a27.179.386.2
Assault196n/a104.3260.8246.8
Violent crime267n/a (estimate)142385381
Burglary413n/a219.8337.7376.0
Theft2,110n/a1,123.11,750.81,594.6
Vehicle theft178n/a94.7193.3228.9
Property crime2,701n/a (estimate)1,4382,2822,200

Key findings

  • Cape Coral crime rates are 39% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Cape Coral are 63% lower than the national average
  • In Cape Coral you have a 1 in 64 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Cape Coral is safer than 62% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Cape Coral has decreased by 14%

Cape Coral crime map

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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 1.69 times less than the Florida average and 1.63 times less than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Cape Coral, is 2.71 times less than the Florida average, and it is 2.68 times less than the national average. The statistics for property crimes show that Cape Coral has a daily crime average that is 1.59 times less than the Florida average and 1.53 times less than the daily national rate.

      How Safe is Cape Coral (higher is better)

      When comparing the safety of Cape Coral compared to every other city in Florida, as well as the entirety of the United States, the gauges found above illustrate that Cape Coral ranks safer than 77% of every city located within Florida along with 62% 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 704
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Cape Coral is 1 in 70
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Cape Coral is 1 in 64
      Are you at risk of becoming a victim of crime in Cape Coral, FL? If you reside in Cape Coral, then there is a 1 in 704 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 70. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 64 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 14%, while the property crime rate in Cape Coral has decreased by 16% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Cape Coral has decreased by 14% 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

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Punta Rassa, FL1,89054320374
      Burnt Store Marina, FL1,87754320374
      Fort Myers Beach, FL6,801125742867
      Bokeelia, FL1,430133787920
      Sanibel, FL7,04427920947
      Pine Island Center, FL1,7371458621,007
      St. James City, FL3,6671508881,038
      Cape Coral, FL170,0631421,4381,580

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Vancouver, WA169,9824613,2953,757
      Ontario, CA169,3893772,5822,959
      Jackson, MS172,0396944,7315,425
      Sioux Falls, SD167,8844372,9323,369
      Santa Rosa, CA173,1654671,7682,235
      Cape Coral, FL170,0631421,4381,580
      Source: The Cape Coral, 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.