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Total crime 63%
Violent crime 93%
Property crime 58%
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 peopleSanibel/100k peopleFlorida/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime71n/a (estimate)9472,6672,580
Murder0n/a0.05.25.0
Rape2n/a26.739.642.6
Robbery0n/a0.079.386.2
Assault0n/a0.0260.8246.8
Violent crime2n/a (estimate)27385381
Burglary11n/a146.7337.7376.0
Theft58n/a773.51,750.81,594.6
Vehicle theft0n/a0.0193.3228.9
Property crime69n/a (estimate)9202,2822,200

Key findings

  • Sanibel crime rates are 63% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Sanibel are 93% lower than the national average
  • In Sanibel you have a 1 in 106 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Sanibel is safer than 85% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Sanibel has decreased by 24%

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

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      Daily Crime In Sanibel (per 100,000 people)

      The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in Sanibel, FL per 100,000 people. In Sanibel, the number of daily crimes is projected to be 2.82 times less than the Florida average and 2.72 times less than the national average. The average number of daily violent crimes in Sanibel is 14.43 times less than the Florida average and 14.27 times less than the daily national average. With regards to property crimes, Sanibel has a daily crime rate that is 2.48 times less than the Florida average and 2.39 times less than the overall daily national average.

      How Safe is Sanibel (higher is better)

      Is Sanibel safe in comparison to other cities in the state of Florida as well as in comparison to the rest of the areas across the United States. Using the gauges above, which compare crime in Sanibel to other cities in the state and across the country, Sanibel is 95% safer than other cities of Florida and 85% safer than other cities in the nation. Sanibel has a ranks above average in comparison to other cities in the country.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Sanibel

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Sanibel is 1 in 3749
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Sanibel is 1 in 109
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Sanibel is 1 in 106
      Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Sanibel? If you reside in Sanibel, the likelihood that you will become a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 3749. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 109 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 Sanibel, is 1 in 106.

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

      An ideal indicator of whether Sanibel is becoming a safer or more dangerous place to live can be done by analyzing the year over year crime rates per 100,000 people. Year over year violent crime in Sanibel has decreased by 67% and the rate of property crime in Sanibel has decreased by 21%. The total crime rate in Sanibel has decreased by 24% year to year.

      Sanibel police department

      ItemSanibelFloridaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)2831,023558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents4.24.23.3
      There are a total of 28 Sanibel police officers. This results in 4.2 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 1.1% less than the Florida average and 28.7% 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
      Punta Rassa, FL1,89054320374
      Fort Myers Beach, FL6,801125742867
      Pelican Bay, FL5,572125742867
      Pine Island Center, FL1,7371458621,007
      St. James City, FL3,6671508881,038
      McGregor, FL7,7551508891,039
      Captiva, FL2071569221,077
      Sanibel, FL7,04427920947

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Mead, WA7,0443122,9503,262
      Savannah, TN7,0431,1627,1048,266
      Marshall, MI7,0461571,9182,076
      Huntingdon, PA7,0423171,1661,483
      Pacific, WA7,0421511,4721,623
      Sanibel, FL7,04427920947
      Source: The Sanibel, 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.