Melbourne, FL
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Melbourne, FL crime analytics


With a crime rate of 48 per one thousand residents, Melbourne 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 21. Within Florida, more than 86% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Melbourne.

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

For Melbourne, 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 Melbourne is one in 111.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Melbourne is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Melbourne, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 25, which is a rate of 39 per one thousand population.

Melbourne Crime Data

 

Crime Index

7

(100 is safest)


Safer than 7% of U.S. Cities

Melbourne Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

719

3,155

3,874

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

8.97

39.37

48.35

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Melbourne 8.97
Florida 4.62

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 111

in Melbourne

1 in 217

in Florida

Melbourne VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 80,127
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 5 62 134 518
Rate per 1,000 0.06 0.77 1.67 6.46

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
Melbourne 39.37
Florida 28.13

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 25

in Melbourne

1 in 36

in Florida

Melbourne Property CRIMES

Population: 80,127
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 512 2,491 152
Rate per 1,000 6.39 31.09 1.90

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

Melbourne Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Melbourne 112
Florida 64