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Total crime 70%
Violent crime 68%
Property crime 71%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2020 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2021; 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.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSouth Sarasota/100k peopleFlorida/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)700 (estimate)2,1532,346
Murdern/an/an/a5.96.5
Rapen/an/an/a35.438.4
Robberyn/an/an/a62.273.9
Assaultn/an/an/a280.1279.7
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)125 (estimate)384388
Burglaryn/an/an/a240.6314.2
Theftn/an/an/a1,352.71,398.0
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a176.1246.0
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)575 (estimate)1,7691,958

Key findings

  • South Sarasota crime rates are 70% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in South Sarasota are 68% lower than the national average
  • In South Sarasota you have a 1 in 143 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • South Sarasota is safer than 77% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in South Sarasota has decreased by 15%

South Sarasota crime map

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

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

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in South Sarasota

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in South Sarasota is 1 in 801
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in South Sarasota is 1 in 174
      The chance of being a victim of crime in South Sarasota is 1 in 143

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

      South Sarasota police department

      ItemSouth SarasotaFloridaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a31,023558,732
      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
      The Meadows, FL4,100122562685
      Osprey, FL6,561125575700
      Siesta Key, FL5,782125575700
      Whitfield, FL3,362149686835
      Cortez, FL4,004175807982
      Desoto Lakes, FL3,9821798221,001
      Longboat Key, FL7,15801,0221,022
      South Sarasota, FL5,032125575700

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      Bigfork, MT5,0322491,1231,371
      Dayton, MN5,03143733776
      Shenandoah, IA5,030251669919
      South Highpoint, FL5,0344422,0372,479
      Hawaiian Beaches, HI5,0353213,0493,371
      South Sarasota, FL5,032125575700
      Source: The South Sarasota, FL crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2020. 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.