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Total crime 37%
Violent crime 71%
Property crime 31%
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StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSt. Petersburg/100k peopleFlorida/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime8,613n/a (estimate)3,2182,1532,346
Murder15n/a5.65.96.5
Rape110n/a41.135.438.4
Robbery275n/a102.762.273.9
Assault1,372n/a512.5280.1279.7
Violent crime1,772n/a (estimate)662384388
Burglary887n/a331.4240.6314.2
Theft5,315n/a1,985.51,352.71,398.0
Vehicle theft639n/a238.7176.1246.0
Property crime6,841n/a (estimate)2,5561,7691,958

Key findings

  • St. Petersburg crime rates are 37% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in St. Petersburg are 71% higher than the national average
  • In St. Petersburg you have a 1 in 32 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 15%

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 1.49 times more than the Florida average and 1.37 times more than the national average. Violent daily crime statistics in St. Petersburg are 1.73 times more than the Florida average and 1.71 times more than the national average. For property crime, St. Petersburg has a daily crime rate that is 1.44 times more than the Florida average and 1.31 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 20% 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 152
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in St. Petersburg is 1 in 40
      The chance of being a victim of crime in St. Petersburg is 1 in 32
      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 152. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 40 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 32.

      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 increased by 11%, while the property crime rate in St. Petersburg has decreased by 20% year over year. Summing up the numbers, St. Petersburg has decreased by 15% with regards to total crimes year over year.

      St. Petersburg police department

      ItemSt. PetersburgFloridaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)74531,023558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.04.23.3
      There are a total of 745 St. Petersburg police officers. This results in 3.0 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 29.1% less than the Florida average and 7.7% less than the National average.

      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

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Harbor Bluffs, FL2,93160277338
      Redington Shores, FL2,13660277338
      Tierra Verde, FL3,46973337410
      Feather Sound, FL3,47273337410
      Belleair Beach, FL1,590186311497
      Belleair Bluffs, FL2,2550683683
      Indian Shores, FL1,498106581687
      St. Petersburg, FL253,5856622,5563,218

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Durham, NC251,7618593,7384,597
      Laredo, TX251,6713241,4451,768
      Buffalo, NY258,9891,0183,0814,099
      Irvine, CA246,992511,4991,550
      Chula Vista, CA260,5983291,1711,501
      St. Petersburg, FL253,5856622,5563,218
      Source: The St. Petersburg, 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.