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Total crime 58%
Violent crime 65%
Property crime 56%
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 peopleValparaiso/100k peopleFlorida/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime55n/a (estimate)1,0542,5242,489
Murder0n/a0.05.25.0
Rape1n/a19.239.442.6
Robbery0n/a0.075.581.6
Assault6n/a115.0258.3250.2
Violent crime7n/a (estimate)134378379
Burglary17n/a325.8295.2340.5
Theft26n/a498.31,668.71,549.5
Vehicle theft5n/a95.8181.8219.9
Property crime48n/a (estimate)9202,1462,110

Key findings

  • Valparaiso crime rates are 58% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Valparaiso are 65% lower than the national average
  • In Valparaiso you have a 1 in 95 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Valparaiso is safer than 69% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Valparaiso has not changed

Valparaiso crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Valparaiso (per 100,000 people)

      The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Valparaiso, per 100,000 residents. In Valparaiso, the total number of daily crimes is 2.39 times less than the Florida average and 2.36 times less than the national average. Violent daily crime statistics in Valparaiso are 2.82 times less than the Florida average and 2.83 times less than the national average. For property crime, Valparaiso has a daily crime rate that is 2.33 times less than the Florida average and 2.29 times less than the daily national average.

      How Safe is Valparaiso (higher is better)

      Compared to the other cities in Florida and all other cities across the US, is Valparaiso safe? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Valparaiso is safer than 81% of other cities in the state of Florida. In addition, Valparaiso is safer than 69% of cities in the entire United States. To achieve these results, all Florida and United States cities were analyzed to determine how many locations had a lower crime rate than Valparaiso. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Valparaiso is above average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Valparaiso

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Valparaiso is 1 in 746
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Valparaiso is 1 in 109
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Valparaiso is 1 in 95
      Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Valparaiso? If you reside in Valparaiso, the likelihood that you will become a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 746. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 109 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 Valparaiso, is 1 in 95.

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

      An ideal indicator of whether Valparaiso is becoming a safer or more dangerous place to live can be done by analyzing the year over year crime rates per 100,000 people. Year over year violent crime in Valparaiso has decreased by 17% and the rate of property crime in Valparaiso has increased by 3%. The total crime rate in Valparaiso has not changed year to year.

      Valparaiso police department

      ItemValparaisoFloridaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)1431,023558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.74.23.3
      There are a total of 14 Valparaiso police officers. This results in 2.7 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 35.9% less than the Florida average and 16.6% 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

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Miramar Beach, FL7,389123698821
      Destin, FL13,3121578921,050
      Shalimar, FL7921679471,114
      Niceville, FL14,325691,2791,348
      Mary Esther, FL4,1772161,2281,445
      Lake Lorraine, FL7,2332211,2571,478
      Cinco Bayou, FL3742291,3021,532
      Valparaiso, FL5,0841349201,054

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Gilbertsville, PA5,084173794967
      Bealeton, VA5,0851821,4351,617
      Pleasant Run Farm, OH5,0852371,6661,903
      Rutherford, PA5,0832831,2991,582
      Manchester, IA5,0832021,7351,936
      Valparaiso, FL5,0841349201,054
      Source: The Valparaiso, FL crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2019. 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.