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Total crime 30%
Violent crime 56%
Property crime 25%
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 peopleMargate/100k peopleFlorida/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,034n/a (estimate)1,7422,5242,489
Murder1n/a1.75.25.0
Rape9n/a15.239.442.6
Robbery28n/a47.275.581.6
Assault61n/a102.7258.3250.2
Violent crime99n/a (estimate)167378379
Burglary99n/a166.7295.2340.5
Theft731n/a1,231.21,668.71,549.5
Vehicle theft105n/a176.9181.8219.9
Property crime935n/a (estimate)1,5752,1462,110

Key findings

  • Margate crime rates are 30% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Margate are 56% lower than the national average
  • In Margate you have a 1 in 58 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Margate is safer than 55% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Margate has decreased by 6%

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      Daily Crime In Margate (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Margate 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 Margate (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to Florida, are 1.45 times less than the state average and 1.43 times less than than national average. Violent crimes committed in Margate on a daily basis are 2.27 times less than than Florida average and 2.28 times less than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Margate are 1.36 times less than the daily state average and 1.34 times less than the daily national numbers.

      How Safe is Margate (higher is better)

      Is Margate 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 Margate to other cities in the state and across the country, Margate is 66% safer than other cities of Florida and 55% safer than other cities in the nation. Margate has a ranks above average in comparison to other cities in the country.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Margate

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Margate is 1 in 600
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Margate is 1 in 64
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Margate is 1 in 58
      How likely are you to become a victim of crime? In Margate, Florida you have a 1 in 600 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery and assault. With regards to property crime, you have a 1 in 64 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 58 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Margate.

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

      An ideal indicator of whether Margate is becoming a safer or more dangerous place to live can be done by analyzing the year over year crime rates per 100,000 people. Year over year violent crime in Margate has increased by 1% and the rate of property crime in Margate has decreased by 7%. The total crime rate in Margate has decreased by 6% year to year.

      Margate police department

      ItemMargateFloridaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)16431,023558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.04.23.3
      There are a total of 164 Margate police officers. This results in 3.0 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 29.6% less than the Florida average and 8.3% 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
      Weston, FL68,89346503549
      Parkland, FL28,35426536562
      Hillsboro Beach, FL1,46798589687
      Plantation CDP, FL4,995116657772
      Hillsboro Pines, FL5101538671,020
      Lazy Lake, FL341538671,020
      Cooper City, FL34,364709761,046
      Margate, FL56,2451671,5751,742

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Lehi, UT56,314911,0661,156
      Rocky Mount, NC56,1757883,0233,810
      Dearborn Heights, MI56,3294101,5791,989
      The Hammocks, FL56,1053732,1202,493
      Chicopee, MA56,1006152,3873,002
      Margate, FL56,2451671,5751,742
      Source: The Margate, 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.