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Total crime 4%
Violent crime 21%
Property crime 1%
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 Walton Beach/100k peopleFlorida/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime543n/a (estimate)2,3982,5242,489
Murder2n/a8.85.25.0
Rape18n/a79.539.442.6
Robbery1n/a4.475.581.6
Assault47n/a207.6258.3250.2
Violent crime68n/a (estimate)300378379
Burglary59n/a260.5295.2340.5
Theft372n/a1,642.81,668.71,549.5
Vehicle theft44n/a194.3181.8219.9
Property crime475n/a (estimate)2,0982,1462,110

Key findings

  • Fort Walton Beach crime rates are 4% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Fort Walton Beach are 21% lower than the national average
  • In Fort Walton Beach you have a 1 in 42 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Fort Walton Beach is safer than 36% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Fort Walton Beach has decreased by 26%

Fort Walton Beach crime map

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

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

      The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Fort Walton Beach, Florida is displayed in the graph above. As you can see, the daily crimes for Fort Walton Beach are 1.05 times less than the Florida average and 1.04 times less than the national level. Daily violent crimes in Fort Walton Beach are 1.26 times less than than Florida and 1.26 times less than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Fort Walton Beach are 1.02 times less than than Florida and 1.01 times less than the national average.

      How Safe is Fort Walton Beach (higher is better)

      How safe is Fort Walton Beach, Florida compared to other cities in Florida and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Fort Walton Beach is safer than 47% of the cities in Florida and 36% 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 Walton Beach. Overall, Fort Walton Beach 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 334
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Fort Walton Beach is 1 in 48
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Fort Walton Beach is 1 in 42
      How likely are you to become a victim of crime? In Fort Walton Beach, Florida you have a 1 in 334 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 48 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 42 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Fort Walton Beach.

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

      An ideal indicator of whether Fort Walton Beach 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 Walton Beach has decreased by 3% and the rate of property crime in Fort Walton Beach has decreased by 29%. The total crime rate in Fort Walton Beach has decreased by 26% 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
      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
      Navarre Beach, FL8371538671,020
      Destin, FL13,3121578921,050
      Valparaiso, FL5,0841349201,054
      Shalimar, FL7921679471,114
      Niceville, FL14,325691,2791,348
      Mary Esther, FL4,1772161,2281,445
      Lake Lorraine, FL7,2332211,2571,478
      Fort Walton Beach, FL21,2383002,0982,398

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Hutto, TX21,24141323364
      Orchards, WA21,2493913,5703,961
      Winter Gardens, CA21,2555352,8303,365
      Charleston, IL21,257155420575
      Decatur, GA21,2101439981,141
      Fort Walton Beach, FL21,2383002,0982,398
      Source: The Fort Walton Beach, 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.