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Violent crime NAT. AVG.
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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2022 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2023; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleZephyrhills/100k peopleFlorida/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime642n/a (estimate)3,3601,8252,324
Violent crime28n/a (estimate)147259370
Vehicle theft34n/a178.0138.0282.7
Property crime614n/a (estimate)3,2141,5661,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Zephyrhills, FL

When we analyze the latest crime report, the Zephyrhills crime rate is 44.6% higher than the national average. These incidents are classified into two primary categories: violent and property crimes. Violent crimes include assault, robbery, rape and murder. Whereas property crimes encompass theft, vehicle theft and burglary. In the case of Zephyrhills, there were 28 reported violent crimes, equivalent to 147 per 100,000 individuals, 60.4% lower than the national average. Additionally, Zephyrhills recorded 614 property crimes, amounting to 3214 per 100,000 residents, 64.4% higher than the U.S. average.

Zephyrhills showcased a dedication to violent crime safety in its latest reported crime year by achieving a murder rate of 0. This accomplishment could indicate that it is a safe place for residents, but also provides a shining example to other urban areas endeavoring to create safer communities.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in Zephyrhills?

AreaVibes conducted surveys inquiring about the safety perception of Zephyrhills residents. Out of the respondents (38 in total), 42% expressed a strong sense of security, believing that crime rates in Zephyrhills were low, and they felt comfortable walking alone at night. Conversely, 58% held a contrasting viewpoint, expressing concerns about safety in the area and feeling uncomfortable walking alone during the nighttime hours.

Is Zephyrhills a Safe Place to Live?

To determine if Zephyrhills is a safe place to live, let's take a look at the overall crime rate of the area, as well as the number of daily crimes. Zephyrhills has a total crime rate that is 45% higher than the national average per 100,000 residents. This results in a total of 1.76 daily crimes (0.08 violent daily crimes and 1.68 daily property crimes) in Zephyrhills.

Has Crime in Zephyrhills Increased Since Last Year?

Examining year-over-year crime data provides insights into short-term trends with regards to the crime activity in Zephyrhills. This analysis involves comparing crime rates from one year to the next, enabling the identification of patterns and fluctuations in crime. Such information proves invaluable to residents seeking to make well-informed decisions about their choice of residence. In the most recent year, compared to the previous one, total crime in Zephyrhills has increased by 16.9%. Specifically, violent crime has decreased by 31.7%, while property crime has increased by 20.9%. This data empowers individuals with a clearer understanding of the evolving safety landscape in Zephyrhills.

Potential Causes for Crime in Zephyrhills

In Zephyrhills, the current unemployment rate stands at 1.7%, diverging from the national average of 4.7%. The availability of job opportunities is a pivotal factor influencing unemployment and underemployment rates. Communities where individuals contend with limited employment prospects or a preponderance of low-wage positions may witness elevated rates of joblessness and income inadequacy, which can contribute to heightened crime levels driven by financial insecurity. Conversely, areas characterized by robust employment rates often experience a reduction in overall Zephyrhills crime rates.

Regions characterized by high population density frequently encompass expansive urban hubs that offer diverse economic prospects. In such areas, income inequality can be exacerbated, creating pockets of poverty alongside affluence. Economic disparities within these regions may correlate with elevated property crimes and, in certain instances, violent crimes. Conversely, areas with low population density numbers generally exhibit reduced Zephyrhills crime rates. Zephyrhills registers a population density of 1681.3 people per square mile, in contrast to the national average of 90.6 people per square mile.

Zephyrhills has an average rental rate of $837 per month, compared to the national average of $949. In areas with high rental costs, some individuals and families may be forced to live in overcrowded or substandard housing conditions. Overcrowding can lead to increased stress and tension, which may contribute to domestic disputes and related property or violent crimes. Addressing affordable housing and economic mobility can be important strategies for reducing crime in such areas.

Zephyrhills crime map

The Zephyrhills crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Zephyrhills as reported by the local law enforcement agencies. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Zephyrhills crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level. Please note that the red areas on the Zephyrhills crime map does not always indicate that it is a dangerous area for its residents. Areas on the heat map could be inflated if they are located in high traffic areas like airports, sports centers or large parks. Other areas on the heat map could see increased crime rates if they are located in major tourist areas like the downtown core.
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      Crime Quick Facts

      • Zephyrhills crime rates are 45% higher than the national average
      • Violent crimes in Zephyrhills are 60% lower than the national average
      • In Zephyrhills you have a 1 in 30 chance of becoming a victim of crime
      • Zephyrhills is safer than 40% of the cities in the United States
      • Year over year crime in Zephyrhills has increased by 3%

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        Daily Crime In Zephyrhills (per 100,000 people)

        The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Zephyrhills, Florida is displayed in the graph above. As you can see, the daily crimes for Zephyrhills are 1.84 times more than the Florida average and 1.45 times more than the national level. Daily violent crimes in Zephyrhills are 1.77 times less than than Florida and 2.52 times less than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Zephyrhills are 2.05 times more than than Florida and 1.64 times more than the national average.

        How Safe is Zephyrhills (higher is better)

        How safe is Zephyrhills, Florida compared to other cities in Florida and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Zephyrhills is safer than 50% of the cities in Florida and 40% 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 Zephyrhills. Overall, Zephyrhills is ranked below average compared to all other cities across the United States.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Zephyrhills

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Zephyrhills is 1 in 683
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Zephyrhills is 1 in 32
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Zephyrhills is 1 in 30
        Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Zephyrhills? If you reside in Zephyrhills, the likelihood that you will become a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 683. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 32 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 Zephyrhills, is 1 in 30.

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

        The year over year crime rate per 100,000 people for Zephyrhills is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining if living in Zephyrhills has become safer or more dangerous. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have decreased by 40% in Zephyrhills, while property crimes in Zephyrhills have increased by 6%. Total crime has increased by 3% year over year.

        Zephyrhills police department

        Item Zephyrhills Florida National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)3831,023558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.84.23.3
        There are a total of 38 Zephyrhills police officers. This results in 2.8 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 33.6% less than the Florida average and 13.6% less than the National average.

        Sex offenders in Florida

        State Total offenders Florida /100K National /100K
        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 Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        San Antonio, FL1,17075456532
        St. Leo, FL1,277109659768
        Zephyrhills North, FL3,636135818954
        Dade City North, FL2,5691589541,112
        Pebble Creek, FL11,1351609641,124
        Zephyrhills West, FL5,4092301,3921,622
        Pasadena Hills, FL11,3012321,4031,634
        Zephyrhills, FL16,0621473,2143,360

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        Laguna Woods, CA16,05623522545
        Cullman, AL16,0721263,5883,714
        Harrisburg, NC16,0732371,2101,448
        Albemarle, NC16,0735833,5324,114
        Ripon, CA16,0491491,1671,316
        Zephyrhills, FL16,0621473,2143,360
        Source: The Zephyrhills, FL crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2022. 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.