Destin, FL
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The crime rate in Destin is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 23 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 Destin is 1 in 43. Based on FBI crime data, Destin is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Florida, Destin has a crime rate that is higher than 49% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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 398. This equates to a rate of 3 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Destin's rate for property crime is 21 per one thousand population. This makes Destin 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 Destin is one in 48.

Destin Crime Data

 

Crime Index

29

(100 is safest)


Safer than 29% of U.S. Cities

Destin Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

34

281

315

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

2.51

20.78

23.29

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Destin 2.51
Florida 4.62

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 398

in Destin

1 in 217

in Florida

Destin VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 13,523
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 321,418,820
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 15,696 124,047 327,374 764,449
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.39 1.02 2.38

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Destin 20.78
Florida 28.13

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 48

in Destin

1 in 36

in Florida

Destin Property CRIMES

Population: 13,523
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 321,418,820
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,579,527 5,706,346 707,758
Rate per 1,000 4.91 17.75 2.20

Destin Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Destin 39
Florida 64