Reported Annual Crime In Fort Myers

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleFort Myers/100k peopleFlorida/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime2,959n/a (estimate)3,7032,9202,745
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleFort Myers/100k peopleFlorida/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder10n/a12.55.05.3
Rape53n/a66.337.841.7
Robbery187n/a234.088.698.0
Assault502n/a628.1276.5248.9
Violent crime752n/a (estimate)941408383
Burglary374n/a468.0423.4430.4
Theft1,607n/a2,010.81,884.51,694.4
Vehicle theft226n/a282.8204.5237.4
Property crime2,207n/a (estimate)2,7622,5122,362

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When reviewing the above table, you see a comprehensive overview of all annual crimes reported in Fort Myers, FL. All reported Fort Myers, FL crimes are shown and for assessment, each particular crime is demonstrated, establishing an accurate total that represents any crimes committed for every 100,000 residents. You'll also notice that the crimes are distributed into two separate categories, being; violent crimes and property crimes. In addition, the table also demonstrates that the Fort Myers, FL overall crime rate is 27% higher than in comparison to the Florida average; and is also 35% higher than compared to the national average. Specifically regarding violent crimes in Fort Myers, FL, the rate is 131% higher than compared to the Florida average, and 146% higher than when paralleled to the national average. When comparing property crime, Fort Myers, FL comes in at 10% higher than to the average seen in Florida, and 17% higher than the overall national average.
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The Fort Myers crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Fort Myers as reported by the local law enforcement agency. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with low crime compared to the areas with high crime. The Fort Myers crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Fort Myers is 35% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 10.14 daily crimes that occur in Fort Myers.
  • Fort Myers is safer than 7% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Fort Myers you have a 1 in 28 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Fort Myers has decreased by 8%.

Compare Fort Myers, FL Crime To Other Cities

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

The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily criminal activity in Fort Myers, FL for every 100,000 residents. To compare, daily crime statistics are also disclosed for Florida as well as those across America as a whole. The Fort Myers, FL total amount of daily offenses is 1.27 times more than the Florida average and 1.35 times more than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Fort Myers, FL is 2.31 times more than the Florida average, and it is 2.46 times more than the national mean. The statistics for property crimes show that Fort Myers, FL has a daily crime figure that is 1.10 times more than the Florida average and 1.17 times more than the daily national rate.

How Safe is Fort Myers (higher is better)

How safe is Fort Myers, FL compared to other cities in Florida and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Fort Myers, FL is safer than 14% of the cities in Florida and 7% of the cities in the United States. These results are determined by analyzing all cities in Florida and across the US as a whole and determining how many total cities have a lower crime rate than Fort Myers, FL. Overall, Fort Myers, FL is ranked below average compared to all other cities across the United States.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Fort Myers

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Fort Myers is 1 in 107
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Fort Myers is 1 in 37
The chance of being a victim of crime in Fort Myers is 1 in 28
Have you ever worried about your odds of becoming a crime victim in Fort Myers, FL? The above illustrations display your chances being the victim of property crimes, violent crimes, or either crime. In Fort Myers, FL your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 107. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 37 chance of being the victim of a property crime such as vehicle theft, personal property theft, and burglary. Your overall risk of becoming a crime victim in Fort Myers, FL is 1 in 28.

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

The year over year change in crime helps to understand whether crime in Fort Myers, FL is on the rise or declining. Analysts use this measure in order to eliminate the effect of changes in crime by the season. Year over year change in crime is shown for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people in the graph above. Clearly, the violent crime rate in Fort Myers, FL has decreased by 7%, while the property crime rate in Fort Myers, FL has decreased by 8% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Fort Myers, FL has decreased by 8% with regards to total crimes year over year.

Fort Myers police department

ItemFort MyersFloridaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)23631,023558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.74.23.3
There are a total of 236 Fort Myers police officers. This results in 3.7 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 13.4% less than the Florida average and 12.7% greater than the National average.

Sex offenders in Florida

StateTotal offendersFlorida /100KNational /100K
Florida64,107393222
There are a total of 64,107 sex offenders in Florida. This yields a total of 393 sex offenders in Florida per 100,000 residents which is 77% greater than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Burnt Store Marina, FL1,87757353410
Punta Rassa, FL1,89057353410
Sanibel, FL7,04467746813
Fort Myers Beach, FL6,801133817950
St. James City, FL3,6671599771,136
McGregor, FL7,7551599781,137
Matlacha Isles-Matlacha Shores, FL3091651,0151,180
Fort Myers, FL71,0519412,7623,703

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Temple, TX71,1383182,8483,166
Turlock, CA71,1666083,1243,733
Lynwood, CA71,2336412,3532,994
Lafayette, IN71,2495043,6494,152
Gulfport, MS71,2654115,0315,442
Fort Myers, FL71,0519412,7623,703
Source: The Fort Myers, FL crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2017. 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.
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