Reported Annual Crime In Tampa

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 peopleTampa/100k peopleFlorida/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime8,487n/a (estimate)2,2082,9202,756
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleTampa/100k peopleFlorida/100k peopleNational/100k people
Violent crime1,785n/a (estimate)464408394
Vehicle theft567n/a147.5204.5237.4
Property crime6,702n/a (estimate)1,7442,5122,362

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A general overview of all the annual reported crimes in Tampa, FL is displayed above. The data has been arranged to make it easier to find both the gross total of reported crimes and the number of crimes reported per 100,000 people in Tampa, FL. These statistics are further divided into two distinct categories (violent crimes and property crimes) to provide more insight to how prevalent crime is in the area. You'll find that the rate of crime in Tampa, FL averages 24% lower than the rest of Florida while the rate of crime on a national scale is 20% lower than. You'll find that the occurrence of violent crime in Tampa, FL is 14% higher than the average rate of crime in Florida and 18% higher than the rest of the nation. Similarly, crime involving property stands 31% lower than the remainder of the state of Florida and 26% lower than the nation's average. Both of these statistics relate to how safe residents and businesses are while performing everyday activities in the Tampa, FL area.
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The Tampa crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Tampa 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 Tampa 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 Tampa is 20% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 6.05 daily crimes that occur in Tampa.
  • Tampa is safer than 27% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Tampa you have a 1 in 46 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Tampa has decreased by 25%.

Compare Tampa, FL Crime To Other Cities

Daily Crime In Tampa (per 100,000 people)

The illustration above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Tampa, FL on a daily bases (per 100,000 people) to crimes committed throughout the state of Florida. A comparison to the average number of daily national crimes is displayed as well. According to the latest crime statistics, daily crimes in Tampa, FL (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to Florida state wide, are 1.32 times less than the state average and 1.25 times less than than national statistics. Violent crimes committed in Tampa, FL on a daily bases are 1.14 times more than than Florida average and 1.18 times more than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Tampa, FL are 1.44 times less than the daily state average and 1.35 times less than the daily national numbers.

How Safe is Tampa (higher is better)

Are people any safer living in the Tampa, FL area in comparison to other Florida communities and all other cities throughout the United States? The evidence provided by these graphs show Tampa, FL being safer than 40% of cities in Florida and 27% of cities across the United States as a whole. This is evident by tracking Florida cities as well as all US cities over a one year period to contrast crime statistics as they relate to Tampa, FL. In conclusion, Tampa, FL now ranks below average in comparison to all United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Tampa

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Tampa is 1 in 216
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Tampa is 1 in 58
The chance of being a victim of crime in Tampa is 1 in 46
Do you want to know the risk of being victimized by a crime in Tampa, FL? Displayed here are the statistics showing how likely you are to become a victim of a crime of violence, crime against your property, or any other crime. If you are in Tampa, FL, then there is a 1 in 216 risk that you will experience a violent crime against you. These types of crimes may include homicide, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Your risk of being a victim of property crime is 1 in 58. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 46 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Tampa, FL.

Year Over Year Crime In Tampa (per 100,000 people)

Determining whether Tampa, FL is growing less or more safe for inhabitants is most easily done by comparing yearly crime rates. Graphs - like the one above - show crimes by crime type per 100,000 residents. They are displayed by crime types of violent, property, and total, in order to give a better overview of yearly crime rates. Tampa, FL has decreased by 26% in violent crimes. At the same time, property crime has decreased by 24% year over year. Total crimes for Tampa, FL has decreased by 25% in the same time frame.

Tampa police department

Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)1,22531,023558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.54.23.3
There are a total of 1,225 Tampa police officers. This results in 3.5 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 17.5% less than the Florida average and 7.4% greater than the National average.

Sex offenders in Florida

StateTotal offendersFlorida /100KNational /100K
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
Feather Sound, FL3,47278478556
Cheval, FL10,6451559571,112
Balm, FL2,1611651,0141,178
Keystone, FL23,8501711,0551,226
Westchase, FL22,9991711,0551,226
East Lake, FL32,0461761,0851,261
Safety Harbor, FL17,2681071,4041,511
Tampa, FL361,4774641,7442,208

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Bakersfield, CA367,5554794,0684,548
Aurora, CO351,1316083,0043,612
Honolulu, HI349,5972462,7743,021
Anaheim, CA346,7763552,6302,985
New Orleans, LA382,9221,1214,2445,365
Tampa, FL361,4774641,7442,208
Source: The Tampa, 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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