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Total crime 67%
Violent crime 56%
Property crime 69%
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 peoplePensacola/100k peopleFlorida/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime2,200n/a (estimate)4,1672,5242,489
Murder3n/a5.75.25.0
Rape35n/a66.339.442.6
Robbery38n/a72.075.581.6
Assault236n/a447.0258.3250.2
Violent crime312n/a (estimate)591378379
Burglary287n/a543.5295.2340.5
Theft1,508n/a2,856.01,668.71,549.5
Vehicle theft93n/a176.1181.8219.9
Property crime1,888n/a (estimate)3,5762,1462,110

Key findings

  • Pensacola crime rates are 67% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Pensacola are 56% higher than the national average
  • In Pensacola you have a 1 in 25 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Pensacola is safer than 10% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Pensacola has decreased by 4%

Pensacola crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Pensacola (per 100,000 people)

      The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in Pensacola, FL per 100,000 people. In Pensacola, the number of daily crimes is projected to be 1.65 times more than the Florida average and 1.67 times more than the national average. The average number of daily violent crimes in Pensacola is 1.56 times more than the Florida average and 1.56 times more than the daily national average. With regards to property crimes, Pensacola has a daily crime rate that is 1.67 times more than the Florida average and 1.69 times more than the overall daily national average.

      How Safe is Pensacola (higher is better)

      When comparing the safety of Pensacola to every other city in Florida, as well as the entirety of the United States, is Pensacola safe? The gauges above illustrate that Pensacola is safer than 19% of every city located within Florida along with 10% 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, Pensacola, FL is ranked below average when compared to the rest of the US cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Pensacola

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Pensacola is 1 in 170
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Pensacola is 1 in 28
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Pensacola is 1 in 25
      Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Pensacola? In Pensacola, FL you have a 1 in 170 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 28 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and motor vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 25 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Pensacola.

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

      The year over year crime rate per 100,000 people for Pensacola is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining if living in Pensacola has become safer or more dangerous. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have increased by 9% in Pensacola, while property crimes in Pensacola have decreased by 6%. Total crime has decreased by 4% year over year.

      Pensacola police department

      ItemPensacolaFloridaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)20131,023558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.84.23.3
      There are a total of 201 Pensacola police officers. This results in 3.8 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 10.2% less than the Florida average and 16.8% 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
      Tiger Point, FL2,84588501589
      Oriole Beach, FL1,636107609716
      Woodlawn Beach, FL2,391109617726
      Lillian, AL1,298156818974
      Gulf Breeze, FL6,205731,0381,111
      Pea Ridge, FL3,8012221,2611,483
      Bagdad, FL3,8432391,3551,593
      Pensacola, FL53,2505913,5764,167

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Cathedral City, CA53,2682601,0881,348
      Richland, WA53,2271712,0492,220
      Revere, MA53,1653221,2171,539
      Hoboken, NJ53,1361471,2421,389
      Ankeny, IA53,4132131,3601,573
      Pensacola, FL53,2505913,5764,167
      Source: The Pensacola, 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.