Annual Crime In Sarasota (2018)

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.
In the event that crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, estimates are used. The estimates are based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSarasota/100k peopleFlorida/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime2,214n/a (estimate)3,8362,6672,580
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSarasota/100k peopleFlorida/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder3n/a5.25.25.0
Rape22n/a38.139.642.6
Robbery82n/a142.179.386.2
Assault230n/a398.5260.8246.8
Violent crime337n/a (estimate)584385381
Burglary301n/a521.5337.7376.0
Theft1,442n/a2,498.41,750.81,594.6
Vehicle theft134n/a232.2193.3228.9
Property crime1,877n/a (estimate)3,2522,2822,200

Key findings

  • Sarasota crime rates are 49% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Sarasota are 53% higher than the national average
  • In Sarasota you have a 1 in 27 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Sarasota is safer than 12% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Sarasota has decreased by 14%

Sarasota crime map

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Compare Sarasota, FL Crime To Other Cities

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      Daily Crime In Sarasota (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Sarasota on a daily basis (per 100,000 people) to crimes committed throughout the state of Florida and the USA. According to the latest crime statistics, daily crimes in Sarasota (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to Florida, are 1.44 times more than the state average and 1.49 times more than than national average. Violent crimes committed in Sarasota on a daily basis are 1.52 times more than than Florida average and 1.53 times more than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Sarasota are 1.43 times more than the daily state average and 1.48 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 shows that Sarasota is safer than 23% of Florida cities, and 12% 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 Sarasota. At this time, Sarasota 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 172
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Sarasota is 1 in 31
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Sarasota is 1 in 27
      Are you worried about becoming a crime victim? In Sarasota, your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 172. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 31 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 is 1 in 27.

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

      An ideal indicator of whether Sarasota 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 Sarasota has increased by 12% and the rate of property crime in Sarasota has decreased by 18%. The total crime rate in Sarasota has decreased by 14% 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
      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
      Anna Maria, FL1,12854320374
      Longboat Key, FL7,15827735762
      The Meadows, FL4,100122726848
      South Sarasota, FL5,032125742867
      Siesta Key, FL5,782125742867
      Osprey, FL6,561125742867
      Whitfield, FL3,3621498851,035
      Sarasota, FL54,4255843,2523,836

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Carson City, NV54,4126172,7823,399
      Highland, CA54,4903742,0542,428
      Rosemead, CA54,5073552,3312,686
      Dublin, CA54,5231701,8722,042
      Normal, IL54,5342181,8072,025
      Sarasota, FL54,4255843,2523,836
      Source: The Sarasota, 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.