Reported Annual Crime In Gainesville

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleGainesville/100k peopleFlorida/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime5,730n/a (estimate)4,3162,9202,745
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleGainesville/100k peopleFlorida/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder4n/a3.05.05.3
Rape164n/a123.537.841.7
Robbery176n/a132.688.698.0
Assault608n/a457.9276.5248.9
Violent crime952n/a (estimate)717408383
Burglary500n/a376.6423.4430.4
Theft3,915n/a2,948.61,884.51,694.4
Vehicle theft363n/a273.4204.5237.4
Property crime4,778n/a (estimate)3,5992,5122,362

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When reviewing the above table, you see a comprehensive overview of all annual crimes reported in Gainesville, FL. All reported Gainesville, FL crimes are shown and for assessment, each particular crime is demonstrated, establishing an accurate total that represents any crimes committed for every 100,000 residents. You'll also notice that the crimes are distributed into two separate categories, being; violent crimes and property crimes. In addition, the table also demonstrates that the Gainesville, FL overall crime rate is 48% higher than in comparison to the Florida average; and is also 57% higher than compared to the national average. Specifically regarding violent crimes in Gainesville, FL, the rate is 76% higher than compared to the Florida average, and 87% higher than when paralleled to the national average. When comparing property crime, Gainesville, FL comes in at 43% higher than to the average seen in Florida, and 52% higher than the overall national average.
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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 low crime compared to the areas with high crime. The Gainesville crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Gainesville is 57% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 11.82 daily crimes that occur in Gainesville.
  • Gainesville is safer than 9% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Gainesville you have a 1 in 24 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Gainesville has increased by 1%.

Compare Gainesville, FL Crime To Other Cities

Daily Crime In Gainesville (per 100,000 people)

The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Gainesville, FL per 100,000 people. For comparison purposes, the number of daily crimes is also reported for Florida and on a national level. In Gainesville, FL the total number of daily crimes is 1.48 times more than the Florida average and 1.57 times more than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Gainesville, FL is 1.76 times more than the Florida average and 1.87 times more than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Gainesville, FL has a daily crime rate that is 1.43 times more than the Florida average and 1.52 times more than the national average.

How Safe is Gainesville (higher is better)

Many people wonder how safe they are in Gainesville, FL in comparison to other notable cities in the state of Florida as well as in comparison to the rest of the nation. Using the gauges above, which document and compare safety in Gainesville, FL to other cities in the state and across the country, Gainesville, FL is 18% safer than other cities of Florida and 9% safer than other cities in the nation. When referring to the results, which show crime scores in Florida cities and all around the United States, Gainesville, FL has a ranking of below average in comparison to other cities in the country, which is determined my comparing Gainesville, FL crime rate to all the other cities investigated.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Gainesville

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Gainesville is 1 in 140
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Gainesville is 1 in 28
The chance of being a victim of crime in Gainesville is 1 in 24
Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Gainesville, FL? The graphics above display the likelihood of becoming victimized by an illegal act such as a crime including violence or property damage. If you reside in Gainesville, FL, the likelihood that you will suffer a violent crime is 1 in 140. These sorts of violent crimes include murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Illegal actions against property are represented by a likelihood of 1 in 28 that you become a victim. 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, FL is 1 in 24.

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

An analysis of year to year crime rates in Gainesville, FL is a useful indicator of whether the area is becoming a safer area to live or a more dangerous area. In the above graph, you can see that the year to year crime rates are shown for the total crime, property crime, and violent crime per 100,000 people. The amount of violent crime in Gainesville, FL has not changed, the amount of property crime in Gainesville, FL has increased by 1%, and the total amount of crime in Gainesville, FL has increased by 1% year to 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
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
Archer, FL1,3971901,1731,363
Hawthorne, FL1,7112041,2561,459
Alachua, FL9,5533992,6503,049
McIntosh, FL3734292,6413,070
Micanopy, FL6364903,0153,504
La Crosse, FL2595193,1953,714
Raleigh, FL2855783,5564,133
Gainesville, FL128,6107173,5994,316

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Thousand Oaks, CA128,6231331,3051,438
Visalia, CA128,7383463,3273,673
Denton, TX128,4213042,2592,563
Roseville, CA128,2761762,4602,636
Midland, TX128,0512711,9272,198
Gainesville, FL128,6107173,5994,316
Source: The Gainesville, 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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