Tampa, FL
Crime Rates



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Tampa, 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

The crime rate in Tampa is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 23 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 Tampa is 1 in 43. Based on FBI crime data, Tampa is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Florida, Tampa has a crime rate that is higher than 57% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Tampa 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 Tampa; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 213. This equates to a rate of 5 per one thousand inhabitants.

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 Tampa 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.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Tampa's rate for property crime is 19 per one thousand population. This makes Tampa 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 Tampa is one in 53.

Tampa Crime Data

 

Crime Index

26

(100 is safest)


Safer than 26% of U.S. Cities

Tampa Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

1,807

7,223

9,030

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

4.69

18.74

23.43

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Tampa 4.69
Florida 4.08

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 213

in Tampa

1 in 245

in Florida

Tampa VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 385,430
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 39 124 407 1,237
Rate per 1,000 0.10 0.32 1.06 3.21

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
Tampa 18.74
Florida 25.12

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 53

in Tampa

1 in 40

in Florida

Tampa Property CRIMES

Population: 385,430
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,270 5,248 705
Rate per 1,000 3.30 13.62 1.83

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

Tampa Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Tampa 76
Florida 59