Fort Myers, FL
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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 41 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 24. 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 77% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes. In fact, after researching dangerous places to live, NeighborhoodScout found Fort Myers to be one of the top 100 most dangerous cities in the U.S.A.

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 98.

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 31 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 32.

Importantly, we found that Fort Myers 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 Myers is one in 388.

Fort Myers Crime Data

 
Crime Index

10

(100 is safest)


Safer than 10% of U.S. Cities

Fort Myers Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

757

2,306

3,063

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

10.23

31.16

41.38

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Fort Myers 10.23
Florida 4.62
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 98

in Fort Myers

1 in 217

in Florida
Fort Myers VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 74,013
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 14 40 179 524
Rate per 1,000 0.19 0.54 2.42 7.08
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
Fort Myers 31.16
Florida 28.13
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 32

in Fort Myers

1 in 36

in Florida
Fort Myers Property CRIMES
Population: 74,013
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 423 1,692 191
Rate per 1,000 5.72 22.86 2.58
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

Fort Myers Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Fort Myers 75
Florida 64