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Total crime 121%
Violent crime 57%
Property crime 133%
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 peopleFort Lauderdale/100k peopleFlorida/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime10,180n/a (estimate)5,5102,5242,489
Murder21n/a11.45.25.0
Rape93n/a50.339.442.6
Robbery408n/a220.875.581.6
Assault576n/a311.7258.3250.2
Violent crime1,098n/a (estimate)594378379
Burglary1,275n/a690.1295.2340.5
Theft6,945n/a3,758.81,668.71,549.5
Vehicle theft862n/a466.5181.8219.9
Property crime9,082n/a (estimate)4,9152,1462,110

Key findings

  • Fort Lauderdale crime rates are 121% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Fort Lauderdale are 57% higher than the national average
  • In Fort Lauderdale you have a 1 in 19 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Fort Lauderdale is safer than 8% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Fort Lauderdale has not changed

Fort Lauderdale crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Fort Lauderdale (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Fort Lauderdale, FL per 100,000 people. In Fort Lauderdale, the total number of daily crimes is 2.18 times more than the Florida average and 2.21 times more than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Fort Lauderdale is 1.57 times more than the Florida average and 1.57 times more than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Fort Lauderdale has a daily crime rate that is 2.29 times more than the Florida average and 2.33 times more than the national average.

      How Safe is Fort Lauderdale (higher is better)

      Is Fort Lauderdale safe in comparison to other cities in the state of Florida as well as in comparison to the rest of the areas across the United States. Using the gauges above, which compare crime in Fort Lauderdale to other cities in the state and across the country, Fort Lauderdale is 13% safer than other cities of Florida and 8% safer than other cities in the nation. Fort Lauderdale has a ranks below average in comparison to other cities in the country.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Fort Lauderdale

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Fort Lauderdale is 1 in 169
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Fort Lauderdale is 1 in 21
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Fort Lauderdale is 1 in 19
      Are you at risk of becoming a victim of crime in Fort Lauderdale, Florida? If you reside in Fort Lauderdale, then there is a 1 in 169 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 21. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 19 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Fort Lauderdale.

      Year Over Year Crime In Fort Lauderdale (per 100,000 people)

      An ideal indicator of whether Fort Lauderdale is becoming a safer or more dangerous place to live can be done by analyzing the year over year crime rates per 100,000 people. Year over year violent crime in Fort Lauderdale has increased by 8% and the rate of property crime in Fort Lauderdale has decreased by 1%. The total crime rate in Fort Lauderdale has not changed year to year.

      Fort Lauderdale police department

      ItemFort LauderdaleFloridaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)66831,023558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.94.23.3
      There are a total of 668 Fort Lauderdale police officers. This results in 3.9 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 7.6% less than the Florida average and 20.3% 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
      Parkland, FL28,35426536562
      Hillsboro Beach, FL1,46798589687
      Plantation CDP, FL4,995116657772
      Hillsboro Pines, FL5101538671,020
      Lazy Lake, FL341538671,020
      Cooper City, FL34,364709761,046
      Washington Park, FL1,4791881,0701,258
      Fort Lauderdale, FL175,1535944,9155,510

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Chattanooga, TN175,4621,0705,5576,628
      Tempe, AZ174,7084523,7764,229
      Garden Grove, CA174,6762922,2622,554
      Port St. Lucie, FL175,652147850997
      Oceanside, CA173,8294022,1092,511
      Fort Lauderdale, FL175,1535944,9155,510
      Source: The Fort Lauderdale, 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.