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 2018 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2019 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2019 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 16 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 64. 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 36% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

However, NeighborhoodScout analyzed all cities and towns in America with a similar population size to Cape Coral, and we found that the crime rate in Cape Coral is one of the lowest in the nation for its size. This means Cape Coral is one of the safest places in America in which to live for its size, a very important finding.

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 709.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Cape Coral's rate for property crime is 14 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 70.

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

267

2,710

2,977

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.41

14.31

15.72

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Cape Coral 1.41
Florida 3.85

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 709

in Cape Coral

1 in 260

in Florida

Cape Coral VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 189,343
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 3 17 51 196
Rate per 1,000 0.02 0.09 0.27 1.04

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 327,167,434
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 16,214 139,380 282,061 807,410
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.43 0.86 2.47

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Cape Coral 14.31
Florida 22.82

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 70

in Cape Coral

1 in 44

in Florida

Cape Coral Property CRIMES

Population: 189,343
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 413 2,119 178
Rate per 1,000 2.18 11.19 0.94

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 327,167,434
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,230,149 5,217,055 748,841
Rate per 1,000 3.76 15.95 2.29

Cape Coral Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Cape Coral 26
Florida 55