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Total crime 58%
Violent crime 8%
Property crime 67%
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 peopleWauchula/100k peopleFlorida/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime192n/a (estimate)3,9262,5242,489
Murder0n/a0.05.25.0
Rape2n/a40.939.442.6
Robbery3n/a61.375.581.6
Assault15n/a306.7258.3250.2
Violent crime20n/a (estimate)409378379
Burglary58n/a1,186.1295.2340.5
Theft106n/a2,167.71,668.71,549.5
Vehicle theft8n/a163.6181.8219.9
Property crime172n/a (estimate)3,5172,1462,110

Key findings

  • Wauchula crime rates are 58% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Wauchula are 8% higher than the national average
  • In Wauchula you have a 1 in 26 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Wauchula is safer than 18% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Wauchula has increased by 9%

Wauchula crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Wauchula (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Wauchula 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 Wauchula (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to Florida, are 1.56 times more than the state average and 1.58 times more than than national average. Violent crimes committed in Wauchula on a daily basis are 1.08 times more than than Florida average and 1.08 times more than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Wauchula are 1.64 times more than the daily state average and 1.67 times more than the daily national numbers.

      How Safe is Wauchula (higher is better)

      How safe is Wauchula, Florida compared to other cities in Florida and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Wauchula is safer than 29% of the cities in Florida and 18% of the cities in the United States. These results are calculated by analyzing all cities in Florida and across the US as a whole and determining how many areas have a lower crime rate than Wauchula. Overall, Wauchula is ranked below average compared to all other cities across the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Wauchula

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Wauchula is 1 in 245
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Wauchula is 1 in 29
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Wauchula is 1 in 26
      Interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Wauchula? In Wauchula, you have a 1 in 245 chance of falling victim to a violent crime, such as rape, robbery, assault, or even murder. In terms of property crime, your chances of being a victim are 1 in 29. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Wauchula, FL is 1 in 26.

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

      An ideal indicator of whether Wauchula 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 Wauchula has increased by 68% and the rate of property crime in Wauchula has increased by 4%. The total crime rate in Wauchula has increased by 9% year to year.

      Wauchula police department

      ItemWauchulaFloridaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)1531,023558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.94.23.3
      There are a total of 15 Wauchula police officers. This results in 2.9 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 30.8% less than the Florida average and 9.9% 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
      Zolfo Springs, FL2,0592371,3471,584
      Bowling Green, FL2,8971721,5871,759
      Fort Green, FL1464702,6673,136
      Lemon Grove, FL7304952,8093,303
      Gardner, FL2885413,0693,609
      Limestone, FL1125773,2773,854
      Fort Green Springs, FL3906113,4684,079
      Wauchula, FL4,8834093,5173,926

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      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Cicero, IN4,8832001,0621,261
      Sultan, WA4,8871521,3861,538
      Forestdale, MA4,8882408631,103
      Franklin, NJ4,8882131,0211,234
      Olympia Fields, IL4,88827010,16410,434
      Wauchula, FL4,8834093,5173,926
      Source: The Wauchula, 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.