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Total crime 26%
Violent crime 19%
Property crime 34%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2018 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2019; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleFort Walton Beach/100k peopleFlorida/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime724n/a (estimate)3,2522,6672,580
Murder1n/a4.55.25.0
Rape13n/a58.439.642.6
Robbery7n/a31.479.386.2
Assault48n/a215.6260.8246.8
Violent crime69n/a (estimate)310385381
Burglary82n/a368.3337.7376.0
Theft515n/a2,313.31,750.81,594.6
Vehicle theft58n/a260.5193.3228.9
Property crime655n/a (estimate)2,9422,2822,200

Key findings

  • Fort Walton Beach crime rates are 26% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Fort Walton Beach are 19% lower than the national average
  • In Fort Walton Beach you have a 1 in 31 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Fort Walton Beach is safer than 29% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Fort Walton Beach has increased by 6%

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 1.22 times more than the Florida average and 1.26 times more than the national level. Daily violent crimes in Fort Walton Beach are 1.24 times less than than Florida and 1.23 times less than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Fort Walton Beach are 1.29 times more than than Florida and 1.34 times more 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 40% of the cities in Florida and 29% 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 323
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Fort Walton Beach is 1 in 34
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Fort Walton Beach is 1 in 31
      How likely are you to become a victim of crime? In Fort Walton Beach, Florida you have a 1 in 323 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 34 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 31 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 5% and the rate of property crime in Fort Walton Beach has increased by 7%. The total crime rate in Fort Walton Beach has increased by 6% 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
      Valparaiso, FL5,0841628911,053
      Navarre Beach, FL8371569221,077
      Destin, FL13,3121609491,109
      Shalimar, FL7921701,0071,177
      Niceville, FL14,3251471,1971,344
      Mary Esther, FL4,1772201,3061,526
      Lake Lorraine, FL7,2332251,3361,562
      Fort Walton Beach, FL21,2383102,9423,252

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Hutto, TX21,24141323364
      Orchards, WA21,2494153,9224,337
      Winter Gardens, CA21,2555432,8893,432
      Charleston, IL21,257139292431
      Clinton, UT21,210591,3571,416
      Fort Walton Beach, FL21,2383102,9423,252
      Source: The Fort Walton Beach, FL crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2018. 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.