Wauchula, FL
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The crime rate in Wauchula is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 31 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 Wauchula is 1 in 33. Based on FBI crime data, Wauchula is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Florida, Wauchula has a crime rate that is higher than 64% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Wauchula 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 Wauchula; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 308. This equates to a rate of 3 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Wauchula's rate for property crime is 27 per one thousand population. This makes Wauchula 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 Wauchula is one in 37.

Wauchula Crime Data

 
Crime Index

19

(100 is safest)


Safer than 19% of U.S. Cities

Wauchula Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

16

135

151

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

3.24

27.36

30.60

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Wauchula 3.24
Florida 4.62
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 308

in Wauchula

1 in 217

in Florida
Wauchula VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 4,935
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 3 1 12
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.61 0.20 2.43
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
Wauchula 27.36
Florida 28.13
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 37

in Wauchula

1 in 36

in Florida
Wauchula Property CRIMES
Population: 4,935
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 46 81 8
Rate per 1,000 9.32 16.41 1.62
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

Wauchula Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Wauchula 45
Florida 64

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