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Total crime 19%
Violent crime 6%
Property crime 24%
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 peopleSouth Bay/100k peopleFlorida/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime108n/a (estimate)2,0782,6672,580
Murder1n/a19.25.25.0
Rape0n/a0.039.642.6
Robbery9n/a173.179.386.2
Assault11n/a211.6260.8246.8
Violent crime21n/a (estimate)404385381
Burglary20n/a384.8337.7376.0
Theft54n/a1,038.91,750.81,594.6
Vehicle theft13n/a250.1193.3228.9
Property crime87n/a (estimate)1,6742,2822,200

Key findings

  • South Bay crime rates are 19% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in South Bay are 6% higher than the national average
  • In South Bay you have a 1 in 49 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • South Bay is safer than 31% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in South Bay has decreased by 43%

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

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Compare South Bay, FL Crime

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      Daily Crime In South Bay (per 100,000 people)

      The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in South Bay, FL per 100,000 people. In South Bay, the number of daily crimes is projected to be 1.28 times less than the Florida average and 1.24 times less than the national average. The average number of daily violent crimes in South Bay is 1.05 times more than the Florida average and 1.06 times more than the daily national average. With regards to property crimes, South Bay has a daily crime rate that is 1.36 times less than the Florida average and 1.31 times less than the overall daily national average.

      How Safe is South Bay (higher is better)

      What are the odds that you'll be safer in South Bay, Florida compared to other areas of Florida, as well as the rest of America? When it comes down to it, is South Bay safe? In the graphs above, it shows that South Bay is safer than 44% of Florida cities, and 31% 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 South Bay. At this time, South Bay sees a below average rate of crime in comparison to other United States cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in South Bay

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in South Bay is 1 in 248
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in South Bay is 1 in 60
      The chance of being a victim of crime in South Bay is 1 in 49
      Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in South Bay? If you reside in South Bay, the likelihood that you will become a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 248. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 60 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 South Bay, is 1 in 49.

      Year Over Year Crime In South Bay (per 100,000 people)

      An analysis of year to year crime rates in South Bay, Florida (per 100,000 people) is a useful indicator of whether the area is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live. The amount of violent crime in South Bay has decreased by 68%, the amount of property crime in South Bay has decreased by 30%, and the total amount of crime in South Bay has decreased by 43% year over year.

      South Bay police department

      ItemSouth BayFloridaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)931,023558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a4.23.3

      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
      Harlem, FL2,2312421,4321,673
      Clewiston, FL7,3434742,4722,946
      Pahokee, FL6,0227772,7603,537
      Canal Point, FL5855833,4534,035
      Belle Glade, FL18,8551,0363,9594,996
      South Bay, FL5,0264041,6742,078

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Brownfields, LA5,0254692,8543,322
      Kutztown, PA5,0231589671,125
      Nikiski, AK5,0298303,0963,926
      Shenandoah, IA5,0302541,7221,977
      Buellton, CA5,021589851,043
      South Bay, FL5,0264041,6742,078
      Source: The South Bay, 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.