Gainesville, 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

With a crime rate of 45 per one thousand residents, Gainesville 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 22. Within Florida, more than 92% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Gainesville.

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

For Gainesville, 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 Gainesville is one in 140.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Gainesville is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Gainesville, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 27, which is a rate of 38 per one thousand population.

Importantly, we found that Gainesville 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 Gainesville is one in 307.

Gainesville Crime Data

 

Crime Index

6

(100 is safest)


Safer than 6% of U.S. Cities

Gainesville Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

958

5,046

6,004

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

7.15

37.66

44.81

Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
7.15
3.78
National Median: 4
    Gainesville
    Florida

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 140

in Gainesville

1 in 264

in Florida

Gainesville VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 133,997
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 2 164 186 606
Rate per 1,000 0.01 1.22 1.39 4.52

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
37.66
21.46
National Median: 21
    Gainesville
    Florida

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 27

in Gainesville

1 in 47

in Florida

Gainesville Property CRIMES

Population: 133,997
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 528 4,082 436
Rate per 1,000 3.94 30.46 3.25

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

Gainesville Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
96
52
National Median: 28.3
    Gainesville
    Florida