Cape Coral, FL
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Cape Coral, FL crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2017 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2018 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2018 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more

The crime rate in Cape Coral is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 17 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 Cape Coral is 1 in 59. Based on FBI crime data, Cape Coral is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Florida, Cape Coral has a crime rate that is higher than 35% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

However, compared to other communities of similar population size, Cape Coral has a crime rate that is noticeably lower than the average. This means that for comparably sized cities all across America, Cape Coral is actually safer than most according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis of FBI crime data.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Cape Coral 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 Cape Coral.

NeighborhoodScout's research shows that Cape Coral's violent crime rate is 1 per one thousand inhabitants, which is about average for all communities in America, across all population sizes. Violent crimes that are tracked and included in this rate are armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape (not statutory), and murder and non-negligent manslaughter. Roughly similar to the national average, our analysis shows that your chance of becoming a victim of violent crime in Cape Coral is one in 780.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Cape Coral's rate for property crime is 16 per one thousand population. This makes Cape Coral 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 Cape Coral is one in 63.

Cape Coral Crime Data

 

Crime Index

40

(100 is safest)


Safer than 40% of U.S. Cities

Cape Coral Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

235

2,896

3,131

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.28

15.79

17.08

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Cape Coral 1.28
Florida 4.08

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 780

in Cape Coral

1 in 245

in Florida

Cape Coral VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 183,365
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 3 16 41 175
Rate per 1,000 0.02 0.09 0.22 0.95

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 325,719,178
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 17,284 135,755 319,356 810,825
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.42 0.98 2.49

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Cape Coral 15.79
Florida 25.12

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 63

in Cape Coral

1 in 40

in Florida

Cape Coral Property CRIMES

Population: 183,365
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 570 2,156 170
Rate per 1,000 3.11 11.76 0.93

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 325,719,178
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,401,840 5,519,107 773,139
Rate per 1,000 4.30 16.94 2.37

Cape Coral Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Cape Coral 27
Florida 59