Annual Crime In Melbourne (2018)

Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2018 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2019; this is the most current data available.
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 peopleMelbourne/100k peopleFlorida/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime3,542n/a (estimate)4,2762,6672,580
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleMelbourne/100k peopleFlorida/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder5n/a6.05.25.0
Rape65n/a78.539.642.6
Robbery101n/a121.979.386.2
Assault430n/a519.0260.8246.8
Violent crime601n/a (estimate)725385381
Burglary440n/a531.1337.7376.0
Theft2,357n/a2,845.11,750.81,594.6
Vehicle theft144n/a173.8193.3228.9
Property crime2,941n/a (estimate)3,5502,2822,200

Key findings

  • Melbourne crime rates are 66% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Melbourne are 91% higher than the national average
  • In Melbourne you have a 1 in 24 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Melbourne is safer than 7% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Melbourne has decreased by 13%

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Compare Melbourne, FL Crime To Other Cities

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      Daily Crime In Melbourne (per 100,000 people)

      The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Melbourne, FL is displayed in the graph above. As you can see, the daily crimes for Melbourne are 1.60 times more than the Florida average and 1.66 times more than the national level. Daily violent crimes in Melbourne are 1.88 times more than than Florida and 1.91 times more than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Melbourne are 1.56 times more than than Florida and 1.61 times more than the national average.

      How Safe is Melbourne (higher is better)

      Are people any safer living in Melbourne in comparison to other Florida communities and all other areas throughout the United States? The evidence provided by these graphs show Melbourne being safer than 13% of cities in Florida and 7% 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 Melbourne. In conclusion, Melbourne ranks below average compared to the rest of the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Melbourne

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Melbourne is 1 in 138
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Melbourne is 1 in 29
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Melbourne is 1 in 24
      Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Melbourne? If you reside in Melbourne, the likelihood that you will become a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 138. 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 Melbourne, is 1 in 24.

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

      The year over year crime rate per 100,000 people for Melbourne is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining if living in Melbourne has become safer or more dangerous. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have decreased by 12% in Melbourne, while property crimes in Melbourne have decreased by 13%. Total crime has decreased by 13% year over year.

      Melbourne police department

      ItemMelbourneFloridaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)23731,023558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a4.23.3

      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
      Satellite Beach, FL10,49527366393
      Melbourne Beach, FL3,18930454484
      Malabar, FL2,886103612715
      Grant-Valkaria, FL3,996106626731
      Palm Shores, FL1,242136805941
      Indian Harbour Beach, FL8,381231,0791,102
      South Patrick Shores, FL6,3981711,0111,182
      Melbourne, FL78,9117253,5504,276

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Medford, OR78,8564875,3905,877
      Mountain View, CA78,8271902,5492,739
      Brooklyn Park, MN78,8233723,0333,405
      Lynchburg, VA78,7553371,9942,331
      Deerfield Beach, FL78,6424043,0603,464
      Melbourne, FL78,9117253,5504,276
      Source: The Melbourne, 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.