Reported Annual Crime In Fort Walton Beach

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleFort Walton Beach/100k peopleFlorida/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime690n/a (estimate)3,0792,9202,745
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleFort Walton Beach/100k peopleFlorida/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder1n/a4.55.05.3
Rape14n/a62.537.841.7
Robbery16n/a71.488.698.0
Assault42n/a187.4276.5248.9
Violent crime73n/a (estimate)326408383
Burglary92n/a410.5423.4430.4
Theft460n/a2,052.41,884.51,694.4
Vehicle theft65n/a290.0204.5237.4
Property crime617n/a (estimate)2,7532,5122,362

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The table above provides a full overview of all reported crimes in Fort Walton Beach, FL for the year. The sum of recorded criminal acts in Fort Walton Beach, FL is displayed; for comparisons, each offense is also shown in regards to the amount of offenses per 100,000 people. Along with this, they are separated into multiple categories: violent crimes and property crimes. The crime data reveals that the overall Fort Walton Beach, FL crime rates are 5% higher than in comparison to the Florida mean and are 12% higher than the nation's mean. In regards to violent offenses, Fort Walton Beach, FL has a rate that is 20% lower than the Florida average; compared to the United States, it is 15% lower than. Looking at crimes involving property, Fort Walton Beach, FL is 10% higher than its state's mean, and 17% higher than the country's average.
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The Fort Walton Beach crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Fort Walton Beach 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 Walton Beach crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Fort Walton Beach is 12% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 8.43 daily crimes that occur in Fort Walton Beach.
  • Fort Walton Beach is safer than 31% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Fort Walton Beach you have a 1 in 33 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Fort Walton Beach has decreased by 11%.

Compare Fort Walton Beach, FL Crime To Other Cities

Daily Crime In Fort Walton Beach (per 100,000 people)

The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Fort Walton Beach, FL is demonstrated in the illustration above. So that direct comparisons can be made, the number of daily crimes for Florida and on a national level are also posted. As you can see, the daily crimes for Fort Walton Beach, FL are 1.05 times more than the Florida average and 1.12 times more than the national level. Daily violent Crimes in Fort Walton Beach, FL are 1.25 times less than than Florida and 1.18 times less than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Fort Walton Beach, FL are 1.10 times more than than Florida and 1.17 times more than the national average.

How Safe is Fort Walton Beach (higher is better)

How safe is Fort Walton Beach, FL compared to other cities in Florida and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Fort Walton Beach, FL is safer than 46% of the cities in Florida and 31% 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 Walton Beach, FL. Overall, Fort Walton Beach, FL is ranked below average compared to all other cities across the United States.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Fort Walton Beach

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Fort Walton Beach is 1 in 308
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Fort Walton Beach is 1 in 37
The chance of being a victim of crime in Fort Walton Beach is 1 in 33
Wondering what the chances are that you will be the victim of a crime in Fort Walton Beach, FL? The illustrations above show how likely you are to become a victim of violent crime, property crime or any crime. In Fort Walton Beach, FL you have a 1 in 308 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery and assault. With regards to property crime, you have a 1 in 37 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 33 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Fort Walton Beach, FL.

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

An ideal indicator of whether Fort Walton Beach, FL is becoming a safer or more dangerous residential area or not is an analysis of the crime rate in the area from year to year. In the above illustration, the year to year crime rates are visualized per 100,000 people for property, violent, and total crime. Year to year rate of violent crime in Fort Walton Beach, FL has increased by 4% and the rate of property crime in Fort Walton Beach, FL has decreased by 12%. The total crime rate in Fort Walton Beach, FL has decreased by 11% year to year.

Fort Walton Beach police department

ItemFort Walton BeachFloridaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)5331,023558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.64.23.3
There are a total of 53 Fort Walton Beach police officers. This results in 2.6 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 37.6% less than the Florida average and 18.8% less 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
Navarre Beach, FL8371651,0151,180
Valparaiso, FL5,0841571,0231,181
Destin, FL13,3121701,0451,214
Shalimar, FL7921801,1091,289
Mary Esther, FL4,1772341,4381,671
Lake Lorraine, FL7,2332391,4711,710
Niceville, FL14,3251041,6251,730
Fort Walton Beach, FL21,2383262,7533,079

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Hutto, TX21,24187546633
Orchards, WA21,2494054,2254,630
Winter Gardens, CA21,2555453,0313,576
Charleston, IL21,257209538747
Decatur, GA21,2101712,2712,442
Fort Walton Beach, FL21,2383262,7533,079
Source: The Fort Walton Beach, 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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