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Total crime 53%
Violent crime 57%
Property crime 52%
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.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSt. Petersburg/100k peopleFlorida/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime10,186n/a (estimate)3,8052,5242,489
Murder17n/a6.45.25.0
Rape125n/a46.739.442.6
Robbery297n/a110.975.581.6
Assault1,155n/a431.5258.3250.2
Violent crime1,594n/a (estimate)595378379
Burglary1,044n/a390.0295.2340.5
Theft6,765n/a2,527.11,668.71,549.5
Vehicle theft783n/a292.5181.8219.9
Property crime8,592n/a (estimate)3,2102,1462,110

Key findings

  • St. Petersburg crime rates are 53% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in St. Petersburg are 57% higher than the national average
  • In St. Petersburg you have a 1 in 27 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • St. Petersburg is safer than 11% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in St. Petersburg has decreased by 3%

St. Petersburg crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In St. Petersburg (per 100,000 people)

      The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in St. Petersburg, per 100,000 residents. In St. Petersburg, the total number of daily crimes is 1.51 times more than the Florida average and 1.53 times more than the national average. Violent daily crime statistics in St. Petersburg are 1.57 times more than the Florida average and 1.57 times more than the national average. For property crime, St. Petersburg has a daily crime rate that is 1.50 times more than the Florida average and 1.52 times more than the daily national average.

      How Safe is St. Petersburg (higher is better)

      When comparing the safety of St. Petersburg to every other city in Florida, as well as the entirety of the United States, is St. Petersburg safe? The gauges above illustrate that St. Petersburg is safer than 21% of every city located within Florida along with 11% of the all the cities located in the United States. The results of these graphs are created after analyzing each of the cities in Florida and in the United States as a whole. As a result, St. Petersburg, FL is ranked below average when compared to the rest of the US cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in St. Petersburg

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in St. Petersburg is 1 in 168
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in St. Petersburg is 1 in 32
      The chance of being a victim of crime in St. Petersburg is 1 in 27
      Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in St. Petersburg? If you reside in St. Petersburg, the likelihood that you will become a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 168. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 32 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 St. Petersburg, is 1 in 27.

      Year Over Year Crime In St. Petersburg (per 100,000 people)

      The year over year change in crime per 100,000 people helps to understand whether crime in St. Petersburg, FL is on the rise or declining. The violent crime rate in St. Petersburg has decreased by 5%, while the property crime rate in St. Petersburg has decreased by 3% year over year. Summing up the numbers, St. Petersburg has decreased by 3% with regards to total crimes year over year.

      St. Petersburg police department

      ItemSt. PetersburgFloridaNational
      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
      Harbor Bluffs, FL2,93159337396
      Redington Shores, FL2,13659337396
      Tierra Verde, FL3,46972409481
      Feather Sound, FL3,47272409481
      North Redington Beach, FL1,53367471539
      Indian Shores, FL1,49826603629
      Belleair, FL3,95824752776
      St. Petersburg, FL253,5855953,2103,805

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Durham, NC251,7617303,8084,538
      Laredo, TX251,6713161,7712,087
      Buffalo, NY258,9899913,2454,236
      Irvine, CA246,992641,3061,370
      Chula Vista, CA260,5983281,3861,715
      St. Petersburg, FL253,5855953,2103,805
      Source: The St. Petersburg, 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.