Reported Annual Crime In Sarasota

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSarasota/100k peopleFlorida/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime2,490n/a (estimate)4,4683,1172,837
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSarasota/100k peopleFlorida/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder3n/a5.45.45.3
Rape19n/a34.136.940.4
Robbery85n/a152.597.9102.8
Assault184n/a330.2290.2248.5
Violent crime291n/a (estimate)522430386
Burglary314n/a563.4486.7468.9
Theft1,763n/a3,163.41,990.81,745.0
Vehicle theft122n/a218.9209.3236.9
Property crime2,199n/a (estimate)3,9462,6872,451
When reviewing the above table, you see a comprehensive overview of all annual crimes reported in Sarasota, FL. All reported Sarasota, FL crimes are shown and for assessment, each particular crime is demonstrated, establishing an accurate total that represents any crimes committed for every 100,000 residents. You'll also notice that the crimes are distributed into two separate categories, being; violent crimes and property crimes. In addition, the table also demonstrates that the Sarasota, FL overall crime rate is 43% higher than in comparison to the Florida average; and is also 57% higher than compared to the national average. Specifically regarding violent crimes in Sarasota, FL, the rate is 21% higher than compared to the Florida average, and 35% higher than when paralleled to the national average. When comparing property crime, Sarasota, FL comes in at 47% higher than to the average seen in Florida, and 61% higher than the overall national average.
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Sarasota crime map

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The Sarasota crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Sarasota as reported by the local law enforcement agency. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with low crime compared to the areas with high crime. The Sarasota crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Sarasota is 57% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 12.24 daily crimes that occur in Sarasota.
  • Sarasota is safer than 15% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Sarasota you have a 1 in 23 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Sarasota has decreased by 9%.

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Daily Crime In Sarasota (per 100,000 people)

The illustration above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Sarasota, FL on a daily bases (per 100,000 people) to crimes committed throughout the state of Florida. A comparison to the average number of daily national crimes is displayed as well. According to the latest crime statistics, daily crimes in Sarasota, FL (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to Florida state wide, are 1.43 times more than the state average and 1.57 times more than than national statistics. Violent crimes committed in Sarasota, FL on a daily bases are 1.21 times more than than Florida average and 1.35 times more than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Sarasota, FL are 1.47 times more than the daily state average and 1.61 times more than the daily national numbers.

How Safe is Sarasota (higher is better)

What are the odds that you'll be safer in Sarasota, FL compared to other areas of Florida, as well as the rest of America? In the included graphs, it's depicted that Sarasota, FL safer than 29% when compared to other Florida cities, and 15% compared to all other cities across America. These statistics are derived from 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 Sarasota, FL. At this time, Sarasota, FL sees a below average rate of crime in comparison to other United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Sarasota

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Sarasota is 1 in 192
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Sarasota is 1 in 26
The chance of being a victim of crime in Sarasota is 1 in 23
Have you ever worried about your odds of becoming a crime victim in Sarasota, FL? The above illustrations display your chances being the victim of property crimes, violent crimes, or either crime. In Sarasota, FL your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 192. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 26 chance of being the victim of a property crime such as vehicle theft, personal property theft, and burglary. Your overall risk of becoming a crime victim in Sarasota, FL is 1 in 23.

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

An ideal indicator of whether Sarasota, FL is becoming a safer or more dangerous residential area or not is an analysis of the crime rate in the area from year to year. In the above illustration, the year to year crime rates are visualized per 100,000 people for property, violent, and total crime. Year to year rate of violent crime in Sarasota, FL has decreased by 20% and the rate of property crime in Sarasota, FL has decreased by 7%. The total crime rate in Sarasota, FL has decreased by 9% year to year.

Sarasota police department

ItemSarasotaFloridaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)21431,023558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents4.04.23.3
There are a total of 214 Sarasota police officers. This results in 4.0 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 4.7% less than the Florida average and 24.1% greater than the National average.

Sex offenders in Florida

StateTotal offendersFlorida /100KNational /100K
Florida64,107393222
There are a total of 64,107 sex offenders in Florida. This yields a total of 393 sex offenders in Florida per 100,000 residents which is 77% greater than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Anna Maria, FL1,12860377437
Longboat Key, FL7,1580708708
The Meadows, FL4,100137854991
Osprey, FL6,5611408741,014
South Sarasota, FL5,0321408741,014
Siesta Key, FL5,7821408741,014
Whitfield, FL3,3621671,0421,209
Sarasota, FL54,4255223,9464,468

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City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Carson City, NV54,4127742,9523,726
Highland, CA54,4904332,0552,488
Rosemead, CA54,5073032,2662,569
Dublin, CA54,5231441,8151,959
Normal, IL54,5342631,9732,237
Sarasota, FL54,4255223,9464,468
Source: The Sarasota, FL crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2016. 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.