Destin, 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

Destin has an overall crime rate of 14 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 Destin is 1 in 72. How does Destin fare compared to other communities in Florida of all population sizes? Destin's crime rate is lower than approximately 65% of Florida communities.

How does the crime rate in Destin compare to similar sized communities across America? When NeighborhoodScout compared Destin with other communities its size, we found that the crime rate was near the average for all other communities of similar size. So, whether Destin's crime rate is high or low compared to all places in the US, when we control for population size and compare it to places that are similar in size, it is near the middle of the pack in crime rate; not much more or less dangerous, and about what we would expect from the statistics.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Destin 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 Destin.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Destin 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 Destin; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 432. This equates to a rate of 2 per one thousand inhabitants.

Moreover, the rate of property crime in Destin; burglary, larceny ($50 or more), grand theft auto, and arson; is 12 per 1,000 residents. This is about average for all cities and towns in America of all population sizes.

Destin Crime Data

 

Crime Index

45

(100 is safest)


Safer than 45% of U.S. Cities

Destin Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

33

165

198

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

2.32

11.58

13.90

Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
2.32
3.78
National Median: 4
    Destin
    Florida

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 432

in Destin

1 in 264

in Florida

Destin VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 14,247
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED

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)

100 75 50 25 0
11.58
21.46
National Median: 21
    Destin
    Florida

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 86

in Destin

1 in 47

in Florida

Destin Property CRIMES

Population: 14,247
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED

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

Destin Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
24
52
National Median: 28.3
    Destin
    Florida