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Total crime 62%
Violent crime 82%
Property crime 59%
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 peopleMelbourne/100k peopleFlorida/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime3,381n/a (estimate)4,0412,5242,489
Murder1n/a1.25.25.0
Rape80n/a95.639.442.6
Robbery87n/a104.075.581.6
Assault411n/a491.2258.3250.2
Violent crime579n/a (estimate)692378379
Burglary439n/a524.7295.2340.5
Theft2,219n/a2,652.11,668.71,549.5
Vehicle theft144n/a172.1181.8219.9
Property crime2,802n/a (estimate)3,3492,1462,110

Key findings

  • Melbourne crime rates are 62% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Melbourne are 82% higher than the national average
  • In Melbourne you have a 1 in 25 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Melbourne is safer than 8% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Melbourne has decreased by 5%

Melbourne crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Melbourne (per 100,000 people)

      The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Melbourne, Florida 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 1.62 times more than the national level. Daily violent crimes in Melbourne are 1.83 times more than than Florida and 1.82 times more than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Melbourne are 1.56 times more than than Florida and 1.59 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? When we look at all cities across America, is Melbourne safe? The evidence provided by these graphs show Melbourne being safer than 15% of cities in Florida and 8% 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 145
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Melbourne is 1 in 30
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Melbourne is 1 in 25
      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 145. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 30 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 25.

      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 5% in Melbourne, while property crimes in Melbourne have decreased by 6%. Total crime has decreased by 5% 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
      Malabar, FL2,886101575677
      Grant-Valkaria, FL3,996104589692
      Satellite Beach, FL10,49598615713
      Palm Shores, FL1,242133757890
      Melbourne Beach, FL3,18960906966
      Indian Harbour Beach, FL8,381469871,033
      South Patrick Shores, FL6,3981689511,119
      Melbourne, FL78,9116923,3494,041

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Medford, OR78,8563763,6173,993
      Mountain View, CA78,8271952,9113,106
      Brooklyn Park, MN78,8233683,3993,767
      Lynchburg, VA78,7553832,1842,567
      Deerfield Beach, FL78,6424302,6483,078
      Melbourne, FL78,9116923,3494,041
      Source: The Melbourne, 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.