Cape Coral, FL
Crime Rates



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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 2019 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2020 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2020 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 about Scout's Crime Data

Cape Coral has an overall crime rate of 12 per 1,000 residents, making the crime rate here near the average for all cities and towns of all sizes in America. According to our analysis of FBI crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of crime in Cape Coral is 1 in 81. How does Cape Coral fare compared to other communities in Florida of all population sizes? Cape Coral's crime rate is lower than approximately 71% of Florida communities.

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 861.

Moreover, the rate of property crime in Cape Coral; burglary, larceny ($50 or more), grand theft auto, and arson; is 11 per 1,000 residents. This is about average for all cities and towns in America of all population sizes.

Cape Coral Crime Data

 

Crime Index

50

(100 is safest)


Safer than 50% of U.S. Cities

Cape Coral Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

226

2,186

2,412

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.16

11.24

12.40

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Cape Coral 1.16
Florida 3.78

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 861

in Cape Coral

1 in 264

in Florida

Cape Coral VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 194,495
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 5 16 36 169
Rate per 1,000 0.03 0.08 0.19 0.87

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 328,239,523
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 16,425 139,815 267,988 821,182
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.43 0.82 2.50

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Cape Coral 11.24
Florida 21.46

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 89

in Cape Coral

1 in 47

in Florida

Cape Coral Property CRIMES

Population: 194,495
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 274 1,748 164
Rate per 1,000 1.41 8.99 0.84

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 328,239,523
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,117,696 5,086,096 721,885
Rate per 1,000 3.41 15.50 2.20

Cape Coral Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Cape Coral 21
Florida 52