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Total crime 79%
Violent crime 4%
Property crime 93%
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.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleOkeechobee/100k peopleFlorida/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime265n/a (estimate)4,6172,6672,580
Murder0n/a0.05.25.0
Rape2n/a34.839.642.6
Robbery10n/a174.279.386.2
Assault9n/a156.8260.8246.8
Violent crime21n/a (estimate)366385381
Burglary30n/a522.6337.7376.0
Theft202n/a3,519.21,750.81,594.6
Vehicle theft12n/a209.1193.3228.9
Property crime244n/a (estimate)4,2512,2822,200

Key findings

  • Okeechobee crime rates are 79% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Okeechobee are 4% lower than the national average
  • In Okeechobee you have a 1 in 22 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Okeechobee is safer than 18% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Okeechobee has decreased by 24%

Okeechobee crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Okeechobee (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Okeechobee 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 Okeechobee (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to Florida, are 1.73 times more than the state average and 1.79 times more than than national average. Violent crimes committed in Okeechobee on a daily basis are 1.05 times less than than Florida average and 1.04 times less than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Okeechobee are 1.86 times more than the daily state average and 1.93 times more than the daily national numbers.

      How Safe is Okeechobee (higher is better)

      When comparing the safety of Okeechobee to every other city in Florida, as well as the entirety of the United States, is Okeechobee safe? The gauges above illustrate that Okeechobee is safer than 29% of every city located within Florida along with 18% of the all the cities located in the United States. The results of these graphs are created after analyzing each of the cities in Florida and in the United States as a whole. As a result, Okeechobee, FL is ranked below average when compared to the rest of the US cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Okeechobee

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Okeechobee is 1 in 274
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Okeechobee is 1 in 24
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Okeechobee is 1 in 22
      Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Okeechobee? In Okeechobee, FL you have a 1 in 274 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 24 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and motor vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 22 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Okeechobee.

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

      An analysis of year to year crime rates in Okeechobee, Florida (per 100,000 people) is a useful indicator of whether the area is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live. The amount of violent crime in Okeechobee has decreased by 2%, the amount of property crime in Okeechobee has decreased by 25%, and the total amount of crime in Okeechobee has decreased by 24% year over year.

      Okeechobee police department

      ItemOkeechobeeFloridaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)2631,023558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents4.54.23.3
      There are a total of 26 Okeechobee police officers. This results in 4.5 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 7.4% greater than the Florida average and 39.8% 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
      Buckhead Ridge, FL1,7291941,1521,347
      Cypress Quarters, FL1,2142011,1901,391
      Taylor Creek, FL3,7642661,5781,844
      Okeechobee, FL5,5823664,2514,617

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Lecanto, FL5,5823762,2282,603
      Paola, KS5,583722,4042,476
      Eucalyptus Hills, CA5,5833351,7842,119
      Rolesville, NC5,5831801,1851,364
      Rusk, TX5,5803251,5171,841
      Okeechobee, FL5,5823664,2514,617
      Source: The Okeechobee, 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.