Fort Myers, 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

The crime rate in Fort Myers is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 29 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 Fort Myers is 1 in 35. Based on FBI crime data, Fort Myers is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Florida, Fort Myers has a crime rate that is higher than 73% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

Importantly, when you compare Fort Myers to other communities of similar population, then Fort Myers crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Fort Myers 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 Myers 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 Myers.

For Fort Myers, 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 Myers is one in 170.

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 Myers 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.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Fort Myers's rate for property crime is 23 per one thousand population. This makes Fort Myers 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 Fort Myers is one in 44.

Fort Myers Crime Data

 

Crime Index

16

(100 is safest)


Safer than 16% of U.S. Cities

Fort Myers Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

513

2,001

2,514

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

5.89

22.97

28.86

Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
5.89
3.78
National Median: 4
    Fort Myers
    Florida

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 170

in Fort Myers

1 in 264

in Florida

Fort Myers VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 87,103
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 9 39 94 371
Rate per 1,000 0.10 0.45 1.08 4.26

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
22.97
21.46
National Median: 21
    Fort Myers
    Florida

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 44

in Fort Myers

1 in 47

in Florida

Fort Myers Property CRIMES

Population: 87,103
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 260 1,580 161
Rate per 1,000 2.98 18.14 1.85

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

Fort Myers Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
62
52
National Median: 28.3
    Fort Myers
    Florida