Reported Annual Crime In St. Petersburg

In the event that crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, estimates are used. The estimates are based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSt. Petersburg/100k peopleFlorida/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime13,215n/a (estimate)5,0112,9202,756
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSt. Petersburg/100k peopleFlorida/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder20n/a7.65.05.3
Rape136n/a51.637.841.7
Robbery499n/a189.288.698.0
Assault1,187n/a450.1276.5248.9
Violent crime1,842n/a (estimate)698408394
Burglary1,772n/a671.9423.4430.4
Theft8,623n/a3,269.91,884.51,694.4
Vehicle theft978n/a370.9204.5237.4
Property crime11,373n/a (estimate)4,3132,5122,362

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A comprehensive overview of any and all yearly reported crimes in St. Petersburg, FL is shown in the table above. In order to provide more clarity, the total number of crimes is shown as well as the amount of crimes committed per 100,000 people. The crimes indicated in the table are separated into two different categories. These categories are property crimes and violent crimes. According to the table, the overall crime rate is 72% higher than the average of crimes committed in Florida. It is also 82% higher than the national average. When it comes to violent crimes, St. Petersburg, FL shows a crime rate that is 71% higher than the Florida average. The crime rate is also 77% higher than the national average. When it comes to property crimes, St. Petersburg, FL is shown to be 72% higher than the Florida average and 83% higher than the national average.
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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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Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in St. Petersburg is 82% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 13.73 daily crimes that occur in St. Petersburg.
  • St. Petersburg is safer than 7% of the cities in the United States.
  • In St. Petersburg you have a 1 in 20 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in St. Petersburg has decreased by 21%.

Compare St. Petersburg, FL Crime To Other Cities

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

The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in St. Petersburg, FL per 100,000 residents. Additionally, daily crime statistics are also listed for Florida as well as national figures. In St. Petersburg, FL the total number of daily crimes is 1.72 times more than the Florida average and 1.82 times more than the national average. Violent crime statistics in St. Petersburg, FL are 1.71 times more than the Florida average and 1.77 times more than the national average. Regarding crimes committed against personal property, St. Petersburg, FL has a daily crime rate that is 1.72 times more than the Florida average and 1.83 times more than the daily national average.

How Safe is St. Petersburg (higher is better)

When comparing the safety of St. Petersburg, FL compared to every other city in Florida as well as the entirety of the United States, the gauges found above illustrate that St. Petersburg, FL ranks safer than 14% of every city located within Florida along with 7% 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. It is then established the total amount of cities that have a lower crime rate than St. Petersburg, FL. As a result, St. Petersburg, FL is ranked below average when compared to the majority of 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 144
The chance of being a victim of property crime in St. Petersburg is 1 in 24
The chance of being a victim of crime in St. Petersburg is 1 in 20
Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in St. Petersburg, FL? The graphics above display the likelihood of becoming victimized by an illegal act such as a crime including violence or property damage. If you reside in St. Petersburg, FL, the likelihood that you will suffer a violent crime is 1 in 144. These sorts of violent crimes include murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Illegal actions against property are represented by a likelihood of 1 in 24 that you become a victim. 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, FL is 1 in 20.

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

The year over year change in crime helps to understand whether crime in St. Petersburg, FL is on the rise or declining. Analysts use this measure in order to eliminate the effect of changes in crime by the season. Year over year change in crime is shown for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people in the graph above. Clearly, the violent crime rate in St. Petersburg, FL has decreased by 6%, while the property crime rate in St. Petersburg, FL has decreased by 23% year over year. Summing up the numbers, St. Petersburg, FL has decreased by 21% 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
Florida64,107393222
There are a total of 64,107 sex offenders in Florida. This yields a total of 393 sex offenders in Florida per 100,000 residents which is 77% greater than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Harbor Bluffs, FL2,93164394458
Redington Shores, FL2,13664394458
Feather Sound, FL3,47278478556
Tierra Verde, FL3,46978478556
Redington Beach, FL1,4890804804
Indian Shores, FL1,49880850929
North Redington Beach, FL1,5331358751,010
St. Petersburg, FL253,5856984,3135,011

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Durham, NC251,7617923,8264,619
Laredo, TX251,6713222,4842,805
Buffalo, NY258,9891,0193,8364,855
Irvine, CA246,992611,3161,378
Chula Vista, CA260,5982981,4321,730
St. Petersburg, FL253,5856984,3135,011
Source: The St. Petersburg, FL crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2017. 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.
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