Ocala, FL
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Ocala, FL crime analytics


With a crime rate of 59 per one thousand residents, Ocala 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 17. Within Florida, more than 93% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Ocala.

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 58,218, Ocala has a combined rate of violent and property crime that is very high compared to other places of similar population size. Regardless of whether Ocala 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 Ocala.

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

For Ocala, 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 Ocala is one in 154.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Ocala is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Ocala, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 19, which is a rate of 52 per one thousand population.

Ocala Crime Data

 
Crime Index

4

(100 is safest)


Safer than 4% of U.S. Cities

Ocala Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

379

3,035

3,414

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

6.51

52.13

58.64

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Ocala 6.51
Florida 4.62
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 154

in Ocala

1 in 217

in Florida
Ocala VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 58,218
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 3 24 108 244
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.41 1.86 4.19
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
Ocala 52.13
Florida 28.13
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 19

in Ocala

1 in 36

in Florida
Ocala Property CRIMES
Population: 58,218
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 438 2,507 90
Rate per 1,000 7.52 43.06 1.55
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

Ocala Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Ocala 76
Florida 64