Alachua, FL
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The crime rate in Alachua is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 30 crimes per one thousand residents, it is not among the communities with the very highest crime rate. The chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime in Alachua is 1 in 33. Based on FBI crime data, Alachua is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Florida, Alachua has a crime rate that is higher than 63% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

Importantly, when you compare Alachua to other communities of similar population, then Alachua crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Alachua does relative to all communities in America of all sizes, when NeighborhoodScout compared it to communities of similar population size, its crime rate per thousand residents stands out as higher than most.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Alachua does for violent crimes specifically, and then how it does for property crimes. This is important because the overall crime rate can be further illuminated by understanding if violent crime or property crimes (or both) are the major contributors to the general rate of crime in Alachua.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Alachua occurs at a rate higher than in most communities of all population sizes in America. The chance that a person will become a victim of a violent crime in Alachua; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 296. This equates to a rate of 3 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Alachua's rate for property crime is 27 per one thousand population. This makes Alachua a place where there is an above average chance of becoming a victim of a property crime, when compared to all other communities in America of all population sizes. Property crimes are motor vehicle theft, arson, larceny, and burglary. Your chance of becoming a victim of any of these crimes in Alachua is one in 37.

Alachua Crime Data

 
Crime Index

19

(100 is safest)


Safer than 19% of U.S. Cities

Alachua Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

33

261

294

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

3.38

26.75

30.13

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Alachua 3.38
Florida 4.62
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 296

in Alachua

1 in 217

in Florida
Alachua VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 9,757
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 4 1 28
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.41 0.10 2.87
United States VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 321,418,820
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 15,696 124,047 327,374 764,449
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.39 1.02 2.38

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Alachua 26.75
Florida 28.13
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 37

in Alachua

1 in 36

in Florida
Alachua Property CRIMES
Population: 9,757
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 51 204 6
Rate per 1,000 5.23 20.91 0.61
United States Property CRIMES
Population: 321,418,820
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,579,527 5,706,346 707,758
Rate per 1,000 4.91 17.75 2.20

Alachua Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Alachua 8
Florida 64

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