Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, FL
Crime Rates

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Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, 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

The crime rate in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 21 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 Lauderdale-by-the-Sea is 1 in 47. Based on FBI crime data, Lauderdale-by-the-Sea is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Florida, Lauderdale-by-the-Sea has a crime rate that is higher than 49% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

How does the crime rate in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea compare to similar sized communities across America? When NeighborhoodScout compared Lauderdale-by-the-Sea with other communities its size, we found that the crime rate was near the average for all other communities of similar size. So, whether Lauderdale-by-the-Sea's crime rate is high or low compared to all places in the US, when we control for population size and compare it to places that are similar in size, it is near the middle of the pack in crime rate; not much more or less dangerous, and about what we would expect from the statistics.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Lauderdale-by-the-Sea 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 Lauderdale-by-the-Sea.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea occurs at a rate higher than in most communities of all population sizes in America. The chance that a person will become a victim of a violent crime in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 465. This equates to a rate of 2 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Lauderdale-by-the-Sea's rate for property crime is 19 per one thousand population. This makes Lauderdale-by-the-Sea a place where there is an above average chance of becoming a victim of a property crime, when compared to all other communities in America of all population sizes. Property crimes are motor vehicle theft, arson, larceny, and burglary. Your chance of becoming a victim of any of these crimes in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea is one in 52.

Lauderdale-by-the-Sea Crime Data


Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 31% of U.S. Cities

Lauderdale-by-the-Sea Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Lauderdale-by-the-Sea 2.15
Florida 4.30

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 465

in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea

1 in 232

in Florida

Lauderdale-by-the-Sea VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 6,512
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 3 3 8
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.46 0.46 1.23


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)

Lauderdale-by-the-Sea 19.35
Florida 26.87

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 52

in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea

1 in 37

in Florida

Lauderdale-by-the-Sea Property CRIMES

Population: 6,512
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 26 92 8
Rate per 1,000 3.99 14.13 1.23

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

Lauderdale-by-the-Sea Crimes Per Square Mile

Lauderdale-by-the-Sea 150
Florida 62

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