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74%
Total crime NAT. AVG.
77%
Violent crime NAT. AVG.
74%
Property crime NAT. AVG.
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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2022 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2023; this is the most current data available.
Sanibel crime rates are not available from the FBI crime report. The FBI's uniform crime reporting program (UCR), gathers data from more than 18,000 law enforcement agencies. The agencies include city, university, college, county, state, tribal and federal law enforcement agencies. When combined, they represent approximately 309 million American residents, or a 98% coverage rate of large metropolitan areas. This does result in approximately 20 million people who live in areas where the FBI does not provide crime reports. These areas tend to be smaller towns, villages or suburbs. Given that Sanibel crime stats are not covered by the FBI crime reports, either data from local enforcement agencies is applied or estimates are calculated based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita, poverty rates, unemployment rates, educational achievement and population density. The Sanibel crime estimates should be used at your own risk. Please be aware that the data displayed above is estimated and not officially reported by any agency. The Sanibel crime map can also be used to view a visual display of crimes committed on a block group level.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSanibel/100k peopleFlorida/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)594 (estimate)1,8252,324
Murdern/an/an/a5.06.3
Rapen/an/an/a30.240.0
Robberyn/an/an/a33.666.1
Assaultn/an/an/a190.1268.2
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)84 (estimate)259370
Burglaryn/an/an/a173.5269.8
Theftn/an/an/a1,254.71,401.9
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a138.0282.7
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)509 (estimate)1,5661,954

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The Sanibel crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Sanibel as reported by the local law enforcement agencies. 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. Please note that the red areas on the Sanibel crime map does not always indicate that it is a dangerous area for its residents. Areas on the heat map could be inflated if they are located in high traffic areas like airports, sports centers or large parks. Other areas on the heat map could see increased crime rates if they are located in major tourist areas like the downtown core.
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Crime Quick Facts

  • Sanibel crime rates are 74% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Sanibel are 77% lower than the national average
  • In Sanibel you have a 1 in 169 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Sanibel is safer than 93% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Sanibel has increased by 11%

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        Daily Crime In Sanibel (per 100,000 people)

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        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Sanibel

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Sanibel is 1 in 1188
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Sanibel is 1 in 197
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Sanibel is 1 in 169

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

        Sanibel police department

        Item Sanibel Florida National
        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

        State Total offenders Florida /100K National /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 Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Punta Rassa, FL1,56636220256
        Pelican Bay, FL6,25784509593
        Fort Myers Beach, FL7,10284509593
        Pine Island Center, FL2,25598592689
        St. James City, FL3,510101609710
        McGregor, FL7,899101610711
        Matlacha Isles-Matlacha Shores, FL339105633737
        Sanibel, FL7,37884509593

        Cities with similar population

        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Ben Lomond, CA7,3783031,4221,726
        St. Gabriel, LA7,3746422,8033,444
        Highland Heights, KY7,37259604663
        Heathcote, NJ7,389111775886
        Lake Mathews, CA7,3894422,0692,510
        Sanibel, FL7,37884509593
        Source: The Sanibel, FL crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2022. 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.