Daytona Beach, FL
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Daytona Beach, 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 2016 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2017 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2017 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

With a crime rate of 76 per one thousand residents, Daytona Beach has one of the highest crime rates in America compared to all communities of all sizes - from the smallest towns to the very largest cities. One's chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime here is one in 13. Within Florida, more than 97% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Daytona Beach. In fact, after researching dangerous places to live, NeighborhoodScout found Daytona Beach to be one of the top 100 most dangerous cities in the U.S.A.

Separately, it is always interesting and important to compare a city's crime rate with those of similarly sized communities - a fair comparison as larger cities tend to have more crime. NeighborhoodScout has done just that. With a population of 66,645, Daytona Beach has a combined rate of violent and property crime that is very high compared to other places of similar population size. Regardless of whether Daytona Beach does well or poorly compared to all other cities and towns in the US of all sizes, compared to places with a similar population, it fares badly. Few other communities of this size have a crime rate as high as Daytona Beach.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Daytona Beach 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 Daytona Beach.

For Daytona Beach, we found that the violent crime rate is one of the highest in the nation, across communities of all sizes (both large and small). Violent offenses tracked included rape, murder and non-negligent manslaughter, armed robbery, and aggravated assault, including assault with a deadly weapon. According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis of FBI reported crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of one of these crimes in Daytona Beach is one in 82.

Significantly, based on the number of murders reported by the FBI and the number of residents living in the city, NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that Daytona Beach experiences one of the higher murder rates in the nation when compared with cities and towns for all sizes of population, from the largest to the smallest.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Daytona Beach is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Daytona Beach, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 16, which is a rate of 63 per one thousand population.

Importantly, we found that Daytona Beach has one of the highest rates of motor vehicle theft in the nation according to our analysis of FBI crime data. This is compared to communities of all sizes, from the smallest to the largest. In fact, your chance of getting your car stolen if you live in Daytona Beach is one in 170.

Daytona Beach Crime Data

 

Crime Index

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(100 is safest)


Safer than 1% of U.S. Cities

Daytona Beach Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

815

4,221

5,036

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

12.23

63.34

75.56

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Daytona Beach 12.23
Florida 4.30

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 82

in Daytona Beach

1 in 232

in Florida

Daytona Beach VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 66,645
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 9 26 94 686
Rate per 1,000 0.14 0.39 1.41 10.29

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 323,127,513
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 17,250 130,603 332,198 803,007
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.40 1.03 2.49

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Daytona Beach 63.34
Florida 26.87

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 16

in Daytona Beach

1 in 37

in Florida

Daytona Beach Property CRIMES

Population: 66,645
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 572 3,258 391
Rate per 1,000 8.58 48.89 5.87

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 323,127,513
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,515,096 5,638,455 765,484
Rate per 1,000 4.69 17.45 2.37

Daytona Beach Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Daytona Beach 86
Florida 62