Sanford, FL
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Sanford, FL crime analytics


With a crime rate of 54 per one thousand residents, Sanford 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 19. Within Florida, more than 90% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Sanford.

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 58,111, Sanford has a combined rate of violent and property crime that is very high compared to other places of similar population size. Regardless of whether Sanford 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 Sanford.

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

For Sanford, 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 Sanford is one in 121.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Sanford is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Sanford, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 22, which is a rate of 46 per one thousand population.

Importantly, we found that Sanford has one of the highest rates of motor vehicle theft in the nation according to our analysis of FBI crime data. This is compared to communities of all sizes, from the smallest to the largest. In fact, your chance of getting your car stolen if you live in Sanford is one in 365.

Sanford Crime Data

 
Crime Index

5

(100 is safest)


Safer than 5% of U.S. Cities

Sanford Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

481

2,649

3,130

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

8.28

45.59

53.86

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Sanford 8.28
Florida 4.62
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 121

in Sanford

1 in 217

in Florida
Sanford VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 58,111
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 4 41 111 325
Rate per 1,000 0.07 0.71 1.91 5.59
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
Sanford 45.59
Florida 28.13
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 22

in Sanford

1 in 36

in Florida
Sanford Property CRIMES
Population: 58,111
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 551 1,939 159
Rate per 1,000 9.48 33.37 2.74
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

Sanford Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Sanford 118
Florida 64