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Total crime 39%
Violent crime 22%
Property crime 42%
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 peopleWildwood/100k peopleFlorida/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime255n/a (estimate)3,5812,6672,580
Murder1n/a14.05.25.0
Rape5n/a70.239.642.6
Robbery3n/a42.179.386.2
Assault24n/a337.1260.8246.8
Violent crime33n/a (estimate)463385381
Burglary78n/a1,095.5337.7376.0
Theft130n/a1,825.81,750.81,594.6
Vehicle theft14n/a196.6193.3228.9
Property crime222n/a (estimate)3,1182,2822,200

Key findings

  • Wildwood crime rates are 39% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Wildwood are 22% higher than the national average
  • In Wildwood you have a 1 in 28 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Wildwood is safer than 18% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Wildwood has increased by 22%

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

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      Daily Crime In Wildwood (per 100,000 people)

      The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily crimes in Wildwood for every 100,000 residents. The Wildwood total amount of daily crime is 1.34 times more than the Florida average and 1.39 times more than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Wildwood, is 1.20 times more than the Florida average, and it is 1.22 times more than the national average. The statistics for property crimes show that Wildwood has a daily crime average that is 1.37 times more than the Florida average and 1.42 times more than the daily national rate.

      How Safe is Wildwood (higher is better)

      When comparing the safety of Wildwood to every other city in Florida, as well as the entirety of the United States, is Wildwood safe? The gauges above illustrate that Wildwood is safer than 29% of every city located within Florida along with 18% of the all the cities located in the United States. The results of these graphs are created after analyzing each of the cities in Florida and in the United States as a whole. As a result, Wildwood, FL is ranked below average when compared to the rest of the US cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Wildwood

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Wildwood is 1 in 216
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Wildwood is 1 in 33
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Wildwood is 1 in 28
      Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Wildwood? If you reside in Wildwood, the likelihood that you will become a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 216. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 33 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 Wildwood, is 1 in 28.

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

      An analysis of year to year crime rates in Wildwood, Florida (per 100,000 people) is a useful indicator of whether the area is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live. The amount of violent crime in Wildwood has decreased by 18%, the amount of property crime in Wildwood has increased by 31%, and the total amount of crime in Wildwood has increased by 22% year over year.

      Wildwood police department

      ItemWildwoodFloridaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)3031,023558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents4.24.23.3
      There are a total of 30 Wildwood police officers. This results in 4.2 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 0.7% less than the Florida average and 29.2% 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
      Silver Lake, FL1,587120708828
      Center Hill, FL1,051209627836
      Yalaha, FL8811821,0811,264
      Lady Lake, FL14,5011031,4631,566
      The Villages, FL69,4572281,3491,577
      Lake Panasoffkee, FL3,3762601,5391,798
      Bushnell, FL3,0162891,7122,000
      Wildwood, FL6,7764633,1183,581

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Landen, OH6,7761351,0501,185
      King, NC6,7772034,3704,572
      St. Joseph, MN6,775559571,012
      Warwick, NY6,7772771,1391,416
      Westmere, NY6,7782691,1071,377
      Wildwood, FL6,7764633,1183,581
      Source: The Wildwood, 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.