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Total crime 42%
Violent crime 77%
Property crime 36%
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 peoplePunta Gorda/100k peopleFlorida/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime296n/a (estimate)1,4472,5242,489
Murder0n/a0.05.25.0
Rape0n/a0.039.442.6
Robbery4n/a19.675.581.6
Assault14n/a68.4258.3250.2
Violent crime18n/a (estimate)88378379
Burglary11n/a53.8295.2340.5
Theft260n/a1,270.91,668.71,549.5
Vehicle theft7n/a34.2181.8219.9
Property crime278n/a (estimate)1,3592,1462,110

Key findings

  • Punta Gorda crime rates are 42% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Punta Gorda are 77% lower than the national average
  • In Punta Gorda you have a 1 in 70 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Punta Gorda is safer than 68% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Punta Gorda has decreased by 14%

Punta Gorda crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Punta Gorda (per 100,000 people)

      The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily crimes in Punta Gorda for every 100,000 residents. The Punta Gorda total amount of daily crime is 1.74 times less than the Florida average and 1.72 times less than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Punta Gorda, is 4.30 times less than the Florida average, and it is 4.31 times less than the national average. The statistics for property crimes show that Punta Gorda has a daily crime average that is 1.58 times less than the Florida average and 1.55 times less than the daily national rate.

      How Safe is Punta Gorda (higher is better)

      What are the odds that you'll be safer in Punta Gorda, Florida compared to other areas of Florida, as well as the rest of America? When it comes down to it, is Punta Gorda safe? In the graphs above, it shows that Punta Gorda is safer than 79% of Florida cities, and 68% compared to all other cities across America. These statistics are calculated by taking a closer look at each city's crime rate in Florida, as well as the rest of the US. It is then determined which cities see less crime than Punta Gorda. At this time, Punta Gorda sees a above average rate of crime in comparison to other United States cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Punta Gorda

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Punta Gorda is 1 in 1137
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Punta Gorda is 1 in 74
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Punta Gorda is 1 in 70
      How likely are you to become a victim of crime? In Punta Gorda, Florida you have a 1 in 1137 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 74 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 70 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Punta Gorda.

      Year Over Year Crime In Punta Gorda (per 100,000 people)

      Determining whether Punta Gorda is becoming less or more safe for its residents (per 100,000) is most easily done by comparing year-over-year crime rates. Punta Gorda violent crime rates have increased by 60%. At the same time, property crime has decreased by 17% year over year. Total crimes for Punta Gorda has decreased by 14% in the same time frame.

      Punta Gorda police department

      ItemPunta GordaFloridaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)4631,023558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.74.23.3
      There are a total of 46 Punta Gorda police officers. This results in 2.7 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 35.8% less than the Florida average and 16.4% less 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
      Burnt Store Marina, FL1,87753301354
      Charlotte Park, FL2,373149847996
      Harbour Heights, FL3,1031901,0771,267
      Charlotte Harbor, FL3,7862111,1951,406
      North Port, FL60,8711351,3781,513
      Cleveland, FL3,0292551,4471,702
      Solana, FL5772811,5971,878
      Punta Gorda, FL17,721881,3591,447

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Colonia, NJ17,7281991,2831,482
      Hannibal, MO17,7075815,1075,688
      Martha Lake, WA17,7032572,3432,600
      Marion, IL17,7035382,4382,975
      Tiffin, OH17,701512,0232,075
      Punta Gorda, FL17,721881,3591,447
      Source: The Punta Gorda, 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.