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Total crime 1%
Violent crime 69%
Property crime 10%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2018 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2019; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWest Melbourne/100k peopleFlorida/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime577n/a (estimate)2,5462,6672,580
Murder2n/a8.85.25.0
Rape1n/a4.439.642.6
Robbery3n/a13.279.386.2
Assault21n/a92.7260.8246.8
Violent crime27n/a (estimate)119385381
Burglary53n/a233.8337.7376.0
Theft467n/a2,060.41,750.81,594.6
Vehicle theft30n/a132.4193.3228.9
Property crime550n/a (estimate)2,4272,2822,200

Key findings

  • West Melbourne crime rates are 1% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in West Melbourne are 69% lower than the national average
  • In West Melbourne you have a 1 in 40 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • West Melbourne is safer than 47% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in West Melbourne has decreased by 12%

West Melbourne crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In West Melbourne (per 100,000 people)

      The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in West Melbourne, FL per 100,000 people. In West Melbourne, the number of daily crimes is projected to be 1.05 times less than the Florida average and 1.01 times less than the national average. The average number of daily violent crimes in West Melbourne is 3.23 times less than the Florida average and 3.19 times less than the daily national average. With regards to property crimes, West Melbourne has a daily crime rate that is 1.06 times more than the Florida average and 1.10 times more than the overall daily national average.

      How Safe is West Melbourne (higher is better)

      How safe is West Melbourne, Florida compared to other cities in Florida and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that West Melbourne is safer than 58% of the cities in Florida and 47% 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 West Melbourne. Overall, West Melbourne is ranked below average compared to all other cities across the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in West Melbourne

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in West Melbourne is 1 in 840
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in West Melbourne is 1 in 42
      The chance of being a victim of crime in West Melbourne is 1 in 40
      Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in West Melbourne? If you reside in West Melbourne, the likelihood that you will become a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 840. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 42 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 West Melbourne, is 1 in 40.

      Year Over Year Crime In West Melbourne (per 100,000 people)

      The year over year crime rate per 100,000 people for West Melbourne is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining if living in West Melbourne has become safer or more dangerous. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have decreased by 38% in West Melbourne, while property crimes in West Melbourne have decreased by 11%. Total crime has decreased by 12% year over year.

      West Melbourne police department

      ItemWest MelbourneFloridaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)3931,023558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.14.23.3
      There are a total of 39 West Melbourne police officers. This results in 2.1 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 50.5% less than the Florida average and 35.6% 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
      Satellite Beach, FL10,49527366393
      Melbourne Beach, FL3,18930454484
      Malabar, FL2,886103612715
      Grant-Valkaria, FL3,996106626731
      Palm Shores, FL1,242136805941
      Indian Harbour Beach, FL8,381231,0791,102
      South Patrick Shores, FL6,3981711,0111,182
      West Melbourne, FL20,2071192,4272,546

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Rocky River, OH20,21115321336
      Cameron Park, CA20,2014822,5653,047
      Sulphur, LA20,1984694,3414,810
      Selden, NY20,2263871,5911,977
      Simpsonville, SC20,1831813,0653,246
      West Melbourne, FL20,2071192,4272,546
      Source: The West Melbourne, 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.