Key West, FL
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Key West, FL crime analytics


With a crime rate of 53 per one thousand residents, Key West 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 89% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Key West.

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 25,755, Key West has a combined rate of violent and property crime that is very high compared to other places of similar population size. Regardless of whether Key West 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 Key West.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Key West 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 Key West.

For Key West, 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 Key West is one in 160.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Key West is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Key West, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 22, which is a rate of 46 per one thousand population.

Importantly, we found that Key West 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 Key West is one in 222.

Key West Crime Data

 

Crime Index

5

(100 is safest)


Safer than 5% of U.S. Cities

Key West Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

161

1,195

1,356

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

6.25

46.40

52.65

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Key West 6.25
Florida 4.62

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 160

in Key West

1 in 217

in Florida

Key West VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 25,755
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 18 20 123
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.70 0.78 4.78

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
Key West 46.40
Florida 28.13

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 22

in Key West

1 in 36

in Florida

Key West Property CRIMES

Population: 25,755
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 191 888 116
Rate per 1,000 7.42 34.48 4.50

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

Key West Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Key West 219
Florida 64