Reported Annual Crime In Key West

In the event that crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, estimates are used. The estimates are based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleKey West/100k peopleFlorida/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime908n/a (estimate)3,5912,6672,580
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleKey West/100k peopleFlorida/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.05.25.0
Rape18n/a71.239.642.6
Robbery10n/a39.579.386.2
Assault72n/a284.7260.8246.8
Violent crime100n/a (estimate)395385381
Burglary74n/a292.7337.7376.0
Theft652n/a2,578.51,750.81,594.6
Vehicle theft82n/a324.3193.3228.9
Property crime808n/a (estimate)3,1952,2822,200
A general overview of all the annual reported crimes in Key West, FL is displayed above. The data has been arranged to make it easier to find both the gross total of reported crimes and the number of crimes reported per 100,000 people in Key West, FL. These statistics are further divided into two distinct categories (violent crimes and property crimes) to provide more insight to how prevalent crime is in the area. You'll find that the rate of crime in Key West, FL averages 35% higher than the rest of Florida while the rate of crime on a national scale is 39% higher than. You'll find that the occurrence of violent crime in Key West, FL is 3% higher than the average rate of crime in Florida and 4% higher than the rest of the nation. Similarly, crime involving property stands 40% higher than the remainder of the state of Florida and 45% higher than the nation's average. Both of these statistics relate to how safe residents and businesses are while performing everyday activities in the Key West, FL area.
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Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Key West is 39% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 9.84 daily crimes that occur in Key West.
  • Key West is safer than 27% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Key West you have a 1 in 28 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Key West has decreased by 16%.

Compare Key West, FL Crime To Other Cities

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

The illustration above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Key West, FL on a daily bases (per 100,000 people) to crimes committed throughout the state of Florida. A comparison to the average number of daily national crimes is displayed as well. According to the latest crime statistics, daily crimes in Key West, FL (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to Florida state wide, are 1.35 times more than the state average and 1.39 times more than than national statistics. Violent crimes committed in Key West, FL on a daily bases are 1.03 times more than than Florida average and 1.04 times more than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Key West, FL are 1.40 times more than the daily state average and 1.45 times more than the daily national numbers.

How Safe is Key West (higher is better)

Are people any safer living in the Key West, FL area in comparison to other Florida communities and all other cities throughout the United States? The evidence provided by these graphs show Key West, FL being safer than 41% of cities in Florida and 27% of cities across the United States as a whole. 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, FL. In conclusion, Key West, FL now ranks below average in comparison to all United States cities.

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 253
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Key West is 1 in 32
The chance of being a victim of crime in Key West is 1 in 28
Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Key West, 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 Key West, FL, the likelihood that you will suffer a violent crime is 1 in 253. 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 32 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 Key West, FL is 1 in 28.

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

The year over year crime rate for Key West, FL is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining whether living in Key West, FL has become a safer or more dangerous place to live. For example, the above graph shows the year over year crime rate for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have increased by 1% in Key West, FL, while property crimes in Key West, FL have decreased by 17%. Crimes in total for Key West, FL have decreased by 16% 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, FL3,062135799934
Stock Island, FL4,2142221,3161,538
Key West, FL26,0393953,1953,591

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Wasco, CA26,0617724,1134,885
Carbondale, IL26,0664302,9443,374
Plainview, NY26,087151622773
Asheboro, NC25,9784514,5064,957
Xenia, OH26,1052662,9563,222
Key West, FL26,0393953,1953,591
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.
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