Fort Pierce, FL
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With a crime rate of 54 per one thousand residents, Fort Pierce 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 19. Within Florida, more than 91% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Fort Pierce. In fact, after researching dangerous places to live, NeighborhoodScout found Fort Pierce to be one of the top 100 most dangerous cities in the U.S.A.

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 44,484, Fort Pierce 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 Pierce 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 Pierce.

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

For Fort Pierce, 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 Pierce is one in 109.

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 Pierce 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 Pierce is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Fort Pierce, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 22, which is a rate of 45 per one thousand population.

Importantly, we found that Fort Pierce 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 Pierce is one in 387.

Fort Pierce Crime Data

 
Crime Index

5

(100 is safest)


Safer than 5% of U.S. Cities

Fort Pierce Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

409

1,992

2,401

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

9.19

44.78

53.97

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Fort Pierce 9.19
Florida 4.62
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 109

in Fort Pierce

1 in 217

in Florida
Fort Pierce VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 44,484
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 9 33 122 245
Rate per 1,000 0.20 0.74 2.74 5.51
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 Pierce 44.78
Florida 28.13
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 22

in Fort Pierce

1 in 36

in Florida
Fort Pierce Property CRIMES
Population: 44,484
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 403 1,474 115
Rate per 1,000 9.06 33.14 2.59
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 Pierce Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Fort Pierce 116
Florida 64