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Total crime 8%
Violent crime 10%
Property crime 8%
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.
Crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, so estimates are used based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleMerritt Island/100k peopleFlorida/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)2,372 (estimate)2,6672,580
Murdern/an/an/a5.25.0
Rapen/an/an/a39.642.6
Robberyn/an/an/a79.386.2
Assaultn/an/an/a260.8246.8
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)342 (estimate)385381
Burglaryn/an/an/a337.7376.0
Theftn/an/an/a1,750.81,594.6
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a193.3228.9
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)2,029 (estimate)2,2822,200

Key findings

  • Merritt Island crime rates are 8% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Merritt Island are 10% lower than the national average
  • In Merritt Island you have a 1 in 43 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Merritt Island is safer than 34% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Merritt Island has decreased by 9%

Merritt Island crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Merritt Island (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Merritt Island

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Merritt Island is 1 in 293
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Merritt Island is 1 in 50
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Merritt Island is 1 in 43

      Year Over Year Crime In Merritt Island (per 100,000 people)

      Merritt Island police department

      ItemMerritt IslandFloridaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a31,023558,732
      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
      Palm Shores, FL1,242136805941
      Indian Harbour Beach, FL8,381231,0791,102
      South Patrick Shores, FL6,3981711,0111,182
      Viera West, FL8,6801801,0661,246
      Sharpes, FL2,9282141,2691,484
      Rockledge, FL26,1442191,4651,684
      Merritt Island, FL35,9163422,0292,372

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Richfield, MN35,9122232,1242,347
      Goldsboro, NC35,9245153,3983,913
      Bell, CA35,9275131,3801,894
      Pahrump, NV35,8997533,3934,146
      Leavenworth, KS35,9489503,1104,060
      Merritt Island, FL35,9163422,0292,372
      Source: The Merritt Island, 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.