Fort Lauderdale, FL
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Fort Lauderdale, 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 67 per one thousand residents, Fort Lauderdale 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 15. Within Florida, more than 97% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Fort Lauderdale.

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 178,752, Fort Lauderdale has a combined rate of violent and property crime that is very high compared to other places of similar population size. Regardless of whether Fort Lauderdale 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 Fort Lauderdale.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Fort Lauderdale 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 Fort Lauderdale.

For Fort Lauderdale, 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 Fort Lauderdale is one in 153.

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 Fort Lauderdale 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 Fort Lauderdale is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Fort Lauderdale, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 17, which is a rate of 60 per one thousand population.

Importantly, we found that Fort Lauderdale 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 Fort Lauderdale is one in 192.

Fort Lauderdale Crime Data

 

Crime Index

2

(100 is safest)


Safer than 2% of U.S. Cities

Fort Lauderdale Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

1,166

10,767

11,933

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

6.52

60.23

66.76

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Fort Lauderdale 6.52
Florida 4.30

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 153

in Fort Lauderdale

1 in 232

in Florida

Fort Lauderdale VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 178,752
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 18 77 485 586
Rate per 1,000 0.10 0.43 2.71 3.28

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
Fort Lauderdale 60.23
Florida 26.87

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 17

in Fort Lauderdale

1 in 37

in Florida

Fort Lauderdale Property CRIMES

Population: 178,752
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,862 7,976 929
Rate per 1,000 10.42 44.62 5.20

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

Fort Lauderdale Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Fort Lauderdale 335
Florida 62