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Total crime 15%
Violent crime 50%
Property crime 9%
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 Myers/100k peopleFlorida/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime2,438n/a (estimate)2,8642,5242,489
Murder9n/a10.65.25.0
Rape34n/a39.939.442.6
Robbery94n/a110.475.581.6
Assault349n/a410.0258.3250.2
Violent crime486n/a (estimate)571378379
Burglary245n/a287.8295.2340.5
Theft1,553n/a1,824.31,668.71,549.5
Vehicle theft154n/a180.9181.8219.9
Property crime1,952n/a (estimate)2,2932,1462,110

Key findings

  • Fort Myers crime rates are 15% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Fort Myers are 50% higher than the national average
  • In Fort Myers you have a 1 in 35 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Fort Myers is safer than 16% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Fort Myers has decreased by 17%

Fort Myers crime map

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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 lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Fort Myers crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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

      The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily crimes in Fort Myers for every 100,000 residents. The Fort Myers total amount of daily crime is 1.13 times more than the Florida average and 1.15 times more than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Fort Myers, is 1.51 times more than the Florida average, and it is 1.50 times more than the national average. The statistics for property crimes show that Fort Myers has a daily crime average that is 1.07 times more than the Florida average and 1.09 times more than the daily national rate.

      How Safe is Fort Myers (higher is better)

      How safe is Fort Myers, Florida compared to other cities in Florida and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Fort Myers is safer than 28% of the cities in Florida and 16% of the cities in the United States. These results are calculated by analyzing all cities in Florida and across the US as a whole and determining how many areas have a lower crime rate than Fort Myers. Overall, Fort Myers 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 176
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Fort Myers is 1 in 44
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Fort Myers is 1 in 35
      Are you worried about becoming a crime victim? In Fort Myers, your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 176. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 44 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 is 1 in 35.

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

      The year over year change in crime per 100,000 people helps to understand whether crime in Fort Myers, FL is on the rise or declining. The violent crime rate in Fort Myers has decreased by 19%, while the property crime rate in Fort Myers has decreased by 17% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Fort Myers has decreased by 17% 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
      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, FL1,89053301354
      Burnt Store Marina, FL1,87753301354
      Sanibel, FL7,04440598638
      Fort Myers Beach, FL6,801123698821
      St. James City, FL3,667147835982
      McGregor, FL7,755147836983
      Matlacha Isles-Matlacha Shores, FL3091538671,020
      Fort Myers, FL71,0515712,2932,864

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Temple, TX71,1382802,2152,495
      Turlock, CA71,1665753,1343,709
      Lynwood, CA71,2336432,0092,652
      Lafayette, IN71,2494853,2903,775
      Gulfport, MS71,2653264,8245,150
      Fort Myers, FL71,0515712,2932,864
      Source: The Fort Myers, 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.