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 2020 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2021 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2021 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

With a crime rate of 49 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 21. Within Florida, more than 96% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Fort Lauderdale.

Importantly, when you compare Fort Lauderdale to other communities of similar population, then Fort Lauderdale crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Fort Lauderdale does relative to all communities in America of all sizes, when NeighborhoodScout compared it to communities of similar population size, its crime rate per thousand residents stands out as higher than most.

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 156.

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 24, which is a rate of 42 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 200.

Fort Lauderdale Crime Data

 

Crime Index

4

(100 is safest)


Safer than 4% of U.S. Cities

Fort Lauderdale Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

1,169

7,697

8,866

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

6.40

42.12

48.51

Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
6.4
3.87
National Median: 4
    Fort Lauderdale
    Florida

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 156

in Fort Lauderdale

1 in 258

in Florida

Fort Lauderdale VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 182,760
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 37 93 321 718
Rate per 1,000 0.20 0.51 1.76 3.93

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 331,449,281
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 21,570 126,430 243,600 921,505
Rate per 1,000 0.07 0.38 0.73 2.78

Property Crime

Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

100 75 50 25 0
42.12
17.85
National Median: 19
    Fort Lauderdale
    Florida

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 24

in Fort Lauderdale

1 in 56

in Florida

Fort Lauderdale Property CRIMES

Population: 182,760
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,077 5,706 914
Rate per 1,000 5.89 31.22 5.00

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 331,449,281
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,035,314 4,606,324 810,400
Rate per 1,000 3.12 13.90 2.45

Fort Lauderdale Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
249
45
National Median: 26.9
    Fort Lauderdale
    Florida