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Total crime 81%
Violent crime 95%
Property crime 78%
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 peopleGainesville/100k peopleFlorida/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime6,218n/a (estimate)4,6612,6672,580
Murder5n/a3.75.25.0
Rape169n/a126.739.642.6
Robbery222n/a166.479.386.2
Assault593n/a444.5260.8246.8
Violent crime989n/a (estimate)741385381
Burglary510n/a382.3337.7376.0
Theft4,287n/a3,213.61,750.81,594.6
Vehicle theft432n/a323.8193.3228.9
Property crime5,229n/a (estimate)3,9202,2822,200

Key findings

  • Gainesville crime rates are 81% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Gainesville are 95% higher than the national average
  • In Gainesville you have a 1 in 22 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Gainesville is safer than 6% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Gainesville has increased by 8%

Gainesville crime map

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The Gainesville crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Gainesville 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 Gainesville crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Gainesville (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Gainesville, FL per 100,000 people. In Gainesville, the total number of daily crimes is 1.75 times more than the Florida average and 1.81 times more than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Gainesville is 1.93 times more than the Florida average and 1.95 times more than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Gainesville has a daily crime rate that is 1.72 times more than the Florida average and 1.78 times more than the national average.

      How Safe is Gainesville (higher is better)

      Is Gainesville safe in comparison to other cities in the state of Florida as well as in comparison to the rest of the areas across the United States. Using the gauges above, which compare crime in Gainesville to other cities in the state and across the country, Gainesville is 11% safer than other cities of Florida and 6% safer than other cities in the nation. Gainesville has a ranks below average in comparison to other cities in the country.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Gainesville

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Gainesville is 1 in 135
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Gainesville is 1 in 26
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Gainesville is 1 in 22
      Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Gainesville? If you reside in Gainesville, the likelihood that you will become a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 135. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 26 change that you will become a victim of a property crime. These sorts of crimes against personal property include: burglary, theft, and auto theft. In total, the likelihood of being victimized by a crime in Gainesville, is 1 in 22.

      Year Over Year Crime In Gainesville (per 100,000 people)

      An analysis of year to year crime rates in Gainesville, Florida (per 100,000 people) is a useful indicator of whether the area is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live. The amount of violent crime in Gainesville has increased by 3%, the amount of property crime in Gainesville has increased by 9%, and the total amount of crime in Gainesville has increased by 8% year over year.

      Gainesville police department

      ItemGainesvilleFloridaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)35231,023558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.84.23.3
      There are a total of 352 Gainesville police officers. This results in 2.8 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 34.5% less than the Florida average and 14.8% 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
      Archer, FL1,3971801,0651,245
      Hawthorne, FL1,7111921,1411,333
      McIntosh, FL3734052,3992,804
      Alachua, FL9,5535332,5983,131
      Micanopy, FL6364622,7393,201
      La Crosse, FL2594902,9023,392
      Raleigh, FL2855453,2303,775
      Gainesville, FL128,6107413,9204,661

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Thousand Oaks, CA128,623971,1441,242
      Visalia, CA128,7383352,9643,299
      Denton, TX128,4213152,3182,633
      Roseville, CA128,2762172,3622,579
      Midland, TX128,0512881,9732,261
      Gainesville, FL128,6107413,9204,661
      Source: The Gainesville, 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.