Sarasota, FL
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Sarasota, FL crime analytics


With a crime rate of 49 per one thousand residents, Sarasota 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 20. Within Florida, more than 87% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Sarasota.

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

For Sarasota, 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 Sarasota is one in 154.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Sarasota is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Sarasota, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 23, which is a rate of 43 per one thousand population.

Sarasota Crime Data

 

Crime Index

6

(100 is safest)


Safer than 6% of U.S. Cities

Sarasota Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

358

2,368

2,726

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

6.50

42.96

49.46

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Sarasota 6.50
Florida 4.62

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 154

in Sarasota

1 in 217

in Florida

Sarasota VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 55,118
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 5 29 112 212
Rate per 1,000 0.09 0.53 2.03 3.85

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
Sarasota 42.96
Florida 28.13

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 23

in Sarasota

1 in 36

in Florida

Sarasota Property CRIMES

Population: 55,118
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 421 1,834 113
Rate per 1,000 7.64 33.27 2.05

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

Sarasota Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Sarasota 182
Florida 64