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 2018 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2019 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2019 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 Punta Gorda is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 17 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 Punta Gorda is 1 in 59. Based on FBI crime data, Punta Gorda is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Florida, Punta Gorda has a crime rate that is higher than 42% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

How does the crime rate in Punta Gorda compare to similar sized communities across America? When NeighborhoodScout compared Punta Gorda with other communities its size, we found that the crime rate was near the average for all other communities of similar size. So, whether Punta Gorda'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 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 1823, which is a violent crime rate of 1 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Punta Gorda's rate for property crime is 16 per one thousand population. This makes Punta Gorda 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 Punta Gorda is one in 61.

Punta Gorda Crime Data


Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 36% 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 0.55
Florida 3.85

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 1,823

in Punta Gorda

1 in 260

in Florida


Population: 20,057
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 1 2 8
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.05 0.10 0.40


Population: 327,167,434
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 16,214 139,380 282,061 807,410
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.43 0.86 2.47

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Punta Gorda 16.45
Florida 22.82

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 61

in Punta Gorda

1 in 44

in Florida

Punta Gorda Property CRIMES

Population: 20,057
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 28 290 12
Rate per 1,000 1.40 14.46 0.60

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 327,167,434
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,230,149 5,217,055 748,841
Rate per 1,000 3.76 15.95 2.29

Punta Gorda Crimes Per Square Mile

Punta Gorda 19
Florida 55