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Total crime 68%
Violent crime 81%
Property crime 65%
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 peopleGainesville/100k peopleFlorida/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime5,640n/a (estimate)4,1752,5242,489
Murder2n/a1.55.25.0
Rape153n/a113.339.442.6
Robbery185n/a137.075.581.6
Assault588n/a435.3258.3250.2
Violent crime928n/a (estimate)687378379
Burglary501n/a370.9295.2340.5
Theft3,803n/a2,815.31,668.71,549.5
Vehicle theft408n/a302.0181.8219.9
Property crime4,712n/a (estimate)3,4882,1462,110

Key findings

  • Gainesville crime rates are 68% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Gainesville are 81% higher than the national average
  • In Gainesville you have a 1 in 24 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Gainesville is safer than 8% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Gainesville has decreased by 10%

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 1.65 times more than the Florida average and 1.68 times more than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Gainesville is 1.82 times more than the Florida average and 1.81 times more than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Gainesville has a daily crime rate that is 1.63 times more than the Florida average and 1.65 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 15% safer than other cities of Florida and 8% 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 146
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Gainesville is 1 in 29
      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? If you reside in Gainesville, the likelihood that you will become a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 146. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 29 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 24.

      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 decreased by 7%, the amount of property crime in Gainesville has decreased by 11%, and the total amount of crime in Gainesville has decreased by 10% 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, FL1,3971761,0021,178
      Hawthorne, FL1,7111891,0731,262
      McIntosh, FL3733972,2562,654
      Alachua, FL9,5534072,2842,691
      Micanopy, FL6364542,5753,029
      La Crosse, FL2594812,7293,210
      Raleigh, FL2855353,0383,573
      Gainesville, FL128,6106873,4884,175

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Thousand Oaks, CA128,623691,0891,158
      Visalia, CA128,7384342,8903,324
      Denton, TX128,4212341,8842,117
      Roseville, CA128,2761832,2252,408
      Midland, TX128,0513361,9162,252
      Gainesville, FL128,6106873,4884,175
      Source: The Gainesville, 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.