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Total crime 472%
Violent crime 524%
Property crime 463%
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.
Crime data for this area is not available from the FBI. Either data from local enforcement agencies is applied or estimates are created based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidentsDowntown/100k peopleSarasota/100k peopleFlorida/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime2,17614,240 (estimate)3,7222,5242,489
Murder4n/a6.85.25.0
Rape28n/a47.939.442.6
Robbery66n/a112.975.581.6
Assault221n/a378.0258.3250.2
Violent crime3192,366 (estimate)546378379
Burglary264n/a451.5295.2340.5
Theft1,462n/a2,500.41,668.71,549.5
Vehicle theft131n/a224.0181.8219.9
Property crime1,85711,874 (estimate)3,1762,1462,110

Key findings

  • Downtown crime rates are 472% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Downtown are 524% higher than the national average
  • In Downtown you have a 1 in 8 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Downtown is safer than 0% of the cities in Florida
  • Year over year crime in Sarasota has decreased by 3%

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      Daily Crime In Downtown (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Downtown

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Downtown is 1 in 43
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Downtown is 1 in 9
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Downtown is 1 in 8

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

      Sarasota police department

      ItemDowntownSarasotaFlorida
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a21431,023
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a4.04.2

      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, FL1,12853301354
      Longboat Key, FL7,1580800800
      The Meadows, FL4,100120682803
      South Sarasota, FL5,032123698821
      Osprey, FL6,561123698821
      Siesta Key, FL5,782123698821
      Holmes Beach, FL4,1190964964
      Sarasota, FL54,4255463,1763,722

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Carson City, NV54,4125642,6503,213
      Highland, CA54,4906501,6272,277
      Rosemead, CA54,5073211,7292,050
      Dublin, CA54,5231621,9062,067
      Normal, IL54,5342761,7011,978
      Sarasota, FL54,4255463,1763,722
      Source: The Downtown, Sarasota, FL crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2019. 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.