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Total crime 67%
Violent crime 68%
Property crime 67%
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, so estimates are used 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)821 (estimate)2,5242,489
Murdern/an/an/a5.25.0
Rapen/an/an/a39.442.6
Robberyn/an/an/a75.581.6
Assaultn/an/an/a258.3250.2
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)123 (estimate)378379
Burglaryn/an/an/a295.2340.5
Theftn/an/an/a1,668.71,549.5
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a181.8219.9
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)698 (estimate)2,1462,110

Key findings

  • South Sarasota crime rates are 67% 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 122 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • South Sarasota is safer than 75% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in South Sarasota has decreased by 5%

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 814
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in South Sarasota is 1 in 144
      The chance of being a victim of crime in South Sarasota is 1 in 122

      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.

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      Longboat Key, FL7,1580800800
      The Meadows, FL4,100120682803
      Osprey, FL6,561123698821
      Siesta Key, FL5,782123698821
      Whitfield, FL3,362147833979
      Cortez, FL4,0041729791,152
      Desoto Lakes, FL3,9821769981,173
      South Sarasota, FL5,032123698821

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      Bigfork, MT5,0322141,1611,375
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      Shenandoah, IA5,030144844988
      South Highpoint, FL5,0344352,4712,906
      Nikiski, AK5,0298132,7313,544
      South Sarasota, FL5,032123698821
      Source: The South 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.