Sanibel, FL
Crime Rates


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Sanibel, FL crime analytics

According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis of FBI crime statistics, Sanibel is safer than 61% of the cities and towns in the US of all population sizes. In Florida, only on the order of 12% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Sanibel. If you live in Sanibel, your chance of becoming a victim of crime in the community is 1 in 82. The US average across communities from the largest to the smallest is 1 in 35.

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

For Sanibel, 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 Sanibel than in most of America. One's chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime here is one in 1809, which is a violent crime rate of 1 per one thousand inhabitants.

Moreover, the rate of property crime in Sanibel; 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.

Sanibel Crime Data

Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 61% of U.S. Cities

Sanibel Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Sanibel 0.55
Florida 4.62
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 1,809

in Sanibel

1 in 217

in Florida
Population: 7,236
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 0 0 4
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.55
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)

Sanibel 11.61
Florida 28.13
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 86

in Sanibel

1 in 36

in Florida
Sanibel Property CRIMES
Population: 7,236
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 25 57 2
Rate per 1,000 3.45 7.88 0.28
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

Sanibel Crimes Per Square Mile

Sanibel 5
Florida 64

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