Sanford, FL
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Sanford, 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

With a crime rate of 49 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 21. Within Florida, more than 89% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Sanford.

Importantly, when you compare Sanford to other communities of similar population, then Sanford crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Sanford 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 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 143.

Significantly, based on the number of murders reported by the FBI and the number of residents living in the city, NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that Sanford experiences one of the higher murder rates in the nation when compared with cities and towns for all sizes of population, from the largest to the smallest.

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 24, which is a rate of 42 per one thousand population.

Sanford Crime Data

 

Crime Index

6

(100 is safest)


Safer than 6% of U.S. Cities

Sanford Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

415

2,476

2,891

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

7.00

41.74

48.74

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Sanford 7.00
Florida 4.08

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 143

in Sanford

1 in 245

in Florida

Sanford VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 59,317
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 9 53 95 258
Rate per 1,000 0.15 0.89 1.60 4.35

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

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)

Crime
Sanford 41.74
Florida 25.12

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 24

in Sanford

1 in 40

in Florida

Sanford Property CRIMES

Population: 59,317
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 398 1,944 134
Rate per 1,000 6.71 32.77 2.26

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

Sanford Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Sanford 109
Florida 59