South Daytona, FL
Crime Rates


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South Daytona, FL crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   Uniform Crime Reporting Program (Federal Bureau of Investigation), additional data from local police agencies.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2015 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2016 (latest available). Updated annually. Wheres 2016 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 South Daytona is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 32 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 South Daytona is 1 in 31. Based on FBI crime data, South Daytona is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Florida, South Daytona has a crime rate that is higher than 66% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in South Daytona occurs at a rate higher than in most communities of all population sizes in America. The chance that a person will become a victim of a violent crime in South Daytona; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 247. This equates to a rate of 4 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that South Daytona's rate for property crime is 28 per one thousand population. This makes South Daytona 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 South Daytona is one in 36.

Importantly, we found that South Daytona 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 South Daytona is one in 370.

South Daytona Crime Data


Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 17% of U.S. Cities

South Daytona Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

South Daytona 4.05
Florida 4.62

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 247

in South Daytona

1 in 217

in Florida


Population: 12,584
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 0 6 45
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.00 0.48 3.58


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)

South Daytona 27.81
Florida 28.13

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 36

in South Daytona

1 in 36

in Florida

South Daytona Property CRIMES

Population: 12,584
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 83 233 34
Rate per 1,000 6.60 18.52 2.70

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

South Daytona Crimes Per Square Mile

South Daytona 108
Florida 64