Jacksonville, FL
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Jacksonville, 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 2016 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2017 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2017 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

With a crime rate of 43 per one thousand residents, Jacksonville 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 23. Within Florida, more than 82% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Jacksonville.

However, compared to other communities of similar population size, Jacksonville has a crime rate that is noticeably lower than the average. This means that for comparably sized cities all across America, Jacksonville is actually safer than most according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis of FBI crime data.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Jacksonville 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 Jacksonville.

For Jacksonville, 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 Jacksonville is one in 158.

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 Jacksonville 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 Jacksonville is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Jacksonville, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 27, which is a rate of 36 per one thousand population.

Importantly, we found that Jacksonville 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 Jacksonville is one in 286.

Jacksonville Crime Data

 

Crime Index

9

(100 is safest)


Safer than 9% of U.S. Cities

Jacksonville Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

5,582

32,072

37,654

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

6.34

36.42

42.76

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Jacksonville 6.34
Florida 4.30

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 158

in Jacksonville

1 in 232

in Florida

Jacksonville VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 880,619
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 106 525 1,469 3,482
Rate per 1,000 0.12 0.60 1.67 3.95

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 323,127,513
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 17,250 130,603 332,198 803,007
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.40 1.03 2.49

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Jacksonville 36.42
Florida 26.87

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 27

in Jacksonville

1 in 37

in Florida

Jacksonville Property CRIMES

Population: 880,619
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 5,955 23,039 3,078
Rate per 1,000 6.76 26.16 3.50

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 323,127,513
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,515,096 5,638,455 765,484
Rate per 1,000 4.69 17.45 2.37

Jacksonville Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Jacksonville 45
Florida 62