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Total crime 18%
Violent crime 7%
Property crime 23%
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 peopleTampa/100k peopleFlorida/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime8,145n/a (estimate)2,0342,5242,489
Murder31n/a7.75.25.0
Rape120n/a30.039.442.6
Robbery285n/a71.275.581.6
Assault1,186n/a296.1258.3250.2
Violent crime1,622n/a (estimate)405378379
Burglary1,022n/a255.2295.2340.5
Theft4,978n/a1,242.91,668.71,549.5
Vehicle theft523n/a130.6181.8219.9
Property crime6,523n/a (estimate)1,6292,1462,110

Key findings

  • Tampa crime rates are 18% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Tampa are 7% higher than the national average
  • In Tampa you have a 1 in 50 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Tampa is safer than 30% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Tampa has decreased by 2%

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      Daily Crime In Tampa (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Tampa on a daily basis (per 100,000 people) to crimes committed throughout the state of Florida and the USA. According to the latest crime statistics, daily crimes in Tampa (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to Florida, are 1.24 times less than the state average and 1.22 times less than than national average. Violent crimes committed in Tampa on a daily basis are 1.07 times more than than Florida average and 1.07 times more than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Tampa are 1.32 times less than the daily state average and 1.30 times less than the daily national numbers.

      How Safe is Tampa (higher is better)

      Are people any safer living in Tampa in comparison to other Florida communities and all other areas throughout the United States? When we look at all cities across America, is Tampa safe? The evidence provided by these graphs show Tampa being safer than 42% of cities in Florida and 30% of cities across the United States. 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. In conclusion, Tampa ranks below average compared to the rest of the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Tampa

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Tampa is 1 in 247
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Tampa is 1 in 62
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Tampa is 1 in 50
      Are you at risk of becoming a victim of crime in Tampa, Florida? If you reside in Tampa, then there is a 1 in 247 chance that you will experience a violent crime. 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 62. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 50 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Tampa.

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

      Determining whether Tampa is becoming less or more safe for its residents (per 100,000) is most easily done by comparing year-over-year crime rates. Tampa violent crime rates have not changed. At the same time, property crime has decreased by 3% year over year. Total crimes for Tampa has decreased by 2% in the same time frame.

      Tampa police department

      ItemTampaFloridaNational
      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
      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
      Feather Sound, FL3,47272409481
      Cheval, FL10,645144818962
      Safety Harbor, FL17,268949081,001
      Balm, FL2,1611538661,018
      Westchase, FL22,9991599011,060
      Keystone, FL23,8501599011,060
      East Lake, FL32,0461639271,090
      Tampa, FL361,4774051,6292,034

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Bakersfield, CA367,5554554,1424,597
      Aurora, CO351,1317352,9183,653
      Honolulu, HI349,5972713,0023,272
      Anaheim, CA346,7763162,3332,650
      New Orleans, LA382,9221,1455,2936,437
      Tampa, FL361,4774051,6292,034
      Source: The Tampa, 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.