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Total crime 36%
Violent crime 3%
Property crime 42%
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 peopleKey West/100k peopleFlorida/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime830n/a (estimate)3,3802,5242,489
Murder0n/a0.05.25.0
Rape17n/a69.239.442.6
Robbery11n/a44.875.581.6
Assault68n/a276.9258.3250.2
Violent crime96n/a (estimate)391378379
Burglary72n/a293.2295.2340.5
Theft591n/a2,406.91,668.71,549.5
Vehicle theft71n/a289.2181.8219.9
Property crime734n/a (estimate)2,9892,1462,110

Key findings

  • Key West crime rates are 36% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Key West are 3% higher than the national average
  • In Key West you have a 1 in 30 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Key West is safer than 22% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Key West has decreased by 6%

Key West crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Key West (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Key West on a daily basis (per 100,000 people) to crimes committed throughout the state of Florida and the USA. According to the latest crime statistics, daily crimes in Key West (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to Florida, are 1.34 times more than the state average and 1.36 times more than than national average. Violent crimes committed in Key West on a daily basis are 1.03 times more than than Florida average and 1.03 times more than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Key West are 1.39 times more than the daily state average and 1.42 times more than the daily national numbers.

      How Safe is Key West (higher is better)

      Are people any safer living in Key West in comparison to other Florida communities and all other areas throughout the United States? When we look at all cities across America, is Key West safe? The evidence provided by these graphs show Key West being safer than 34% of cities in Florida and 22% of cities across the United States. This is evident by tracking Florida cities as well as all US cities over a one year period to contrast crime statistics as they relate to Key West. In conclusion, Key West ranks below average compared to the rest of the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Key West

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Key West is 1 in 256
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Key West is 1 in 34
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Key West is 1 in 30
      Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Key West? If you reside in Key West, the likelihood that you will become a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 256. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 34 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 Key West, is 1 in 30.

      Year Over Year Crime In Key West (per 100,000 people)

      The year over year crime rate per 100,000 people for Key West is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining if living in Key West has become safer or more dangerous. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have decreased by 1% in Key West, while property crimes in Key West have decreased by 6%. Total crime has decreased by 6% year over year.

      Key West police department

      ItemKey WestFloridaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)12031,023558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents4.84.23.3
      There are a total of 120 Key West police officers. This results in 4.8 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 12.3% greater than the Florida average and 46.2% greater 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
      Big Coppitt Key, FL3,062132752884
      Stock Island, FL4,2142181,2381,456
      Key West, FL26,0393912,9893,380

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Wasco, CA26,0617624,0284,790
      Carbondale, IL26,0668243,6924,516
      Plainview, NY26,087155593748
      Asheboro, NC25,9784514,5064,957
      Xenia, OH26,1052752,5112,785
      Key West, FL26,0393912,9893,380
      Source: The Key West, 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.