Gulfport, FL
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Gulfport, FL crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   Uniform Crime Reporting Program (Federal Bureau of Investigation), additional data from local police agencies.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2015 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2016 (latest available). Updated annually. Wheres 2016 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

The crime rate in Gulfport 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 Gulfport is 1 in 24. Based on FBI crime data, Gulfport is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Florida, Gulfport has a crime rate that is higher than 78% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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

NeighborhoodScout's research shows that Gulfport's violent crime rate is 2 per one thousand inhabitants, which is about average for all communities in America, across all population sizes. Violent crimes that are tracked and included in this rate are armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape (not statutory), and murder and non-negligent manslaughter. Roughly similar to the national average, our analysis shows that your chance of becoming a victim of violent crime in Gulfport is one in 616.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Gulfport is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Gulfport, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 25, which is a rate of 40 per one thousand population.

Importantly, we found that Gulfport 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 Gulfport is one in 280.

Gulfport Crime Data

 

Crime Index

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(100 is safest)


Safer than 10% of U.S. Cities

Gulfport Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

20

490

510

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.62

39.77

41.39

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Gulfport 1.62
Florida 4.62

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 616

in Gulfport

1 in 217

in Florida

Gulfport VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 12,322
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 1 1 10 8
Rate per 1,000 0.08 0.08 0.81 0.65

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
Gulfport 39.77
Florida 28.13

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 25

in Gulfport

1 in 36

in Florida

Gulfport Property CRIMES

Population: 12,322
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 80 366 44
Rate per 1,000 6.49 29.70 3.57

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

Gulfport Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Gulfport 176
Florida 64