Punta Gorda, FL
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Punta Gorda, 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 2017 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2018 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2018 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

Punta Gorda has an overall crime rate of 13 per 1,000 residents, making the crime rate here near the average for all cities and towns of all sizes in America. According to our analysis of FBI crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of crime in Punta Gorda is 1 in 75. How does Punta Gorda fare compared to other communities in Florida of all population sizes? Punta Gorda's crime rate is lower than approximately 80% of Florida communities.

However, compared to other communities of similar population size, Punta Gorda has a crime rate that is noticeably lower than the average. This means that for comparably sized cities all across America, Punta Gorda 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 Punta Gorda 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 Punta Gorda.

For Punta Gorda, NeighborhoodScout found that the violent crime rate is well below the national average for all communities of all population sizes. Violent crimes such as assault, rape, murder and armed robbery happen less often in Punta Gorda than in most of America. One's chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime here is one in 1235, which is a violent crime rate of 1 per one thousand inhabitants.

Moreover, the rate of property crime in Punta Gorda; burglary, larceny ($50 or more), grand theft auto, and arson; is 12 per 1,000 residents. This is about average for all cities and towns in America of all population sizes.

Punta Gorda Crime Data


Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 52% of U.S. Cities

Punta Gorda Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Punta Gorda 0.81
Florida 4.08

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 1,235

in Punta Gorda

1 in 245

in Florida


Population: 19,761
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 0 5 11
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.00 0.25 0.56


Population: 325,719,178
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 17,284 135,755 319,356 810,825
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.42 0.98 2.49

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Punta Gorda 12.45
Florida 25.12

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 80

in Punta Gorda

1 in 40

in Florida

Punta Gorda Property CRIMES

Population: 19,761
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 23 208 15
Rate per 1,000 1.16 10.53 0.76

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 325,719,178
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,401,840 5,519,107 773,139
Rate per 1,000 4.30 16.94 2.37

Punta Gorda Crimes Per Square Mile

Punta Gorda 15
Florida 59