West Melbourne, FL
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West Melbourne, FL crime analytics


The crime rate in West Melbourne 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 West Melbourne is 1 in 32. Based on FBI crime data, West Melbourne is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Florida, West Melbourne has a crime rate that is higher than 64% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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

NeighborhoodScout's research shows that West Melbourne's violent crime rate is 2 per one thousand inhabitants, which is about average for all communities in America, across all population sizes. Violent crimes that are tracked and included in this rate are armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape (not statutory), and murder and non-negligent manslaughter. Roughly similar to the national average, our analysis shows that your chance of becoming a victim of violent crime in West Melbourne is one in 627.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that West Melbourne's rate for property crime is 29 per one thousand population. This makes West Melbourne 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 West Melbourne is one in 34.

West Melbourne Crime Data

 
Crime Index

18

(100 is safest)


Safer than 18% of U.S. Cities

West Melbourne Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

33

609

642

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.60

29.45

31.05

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
West Melbourne 1.60
Florida 4.62
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 627

in West Melbourne

1 in 217

in Florida
West Melbourne VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 20,679
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 1 10 22
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.05 0.48 1.06
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
West Melbourne 29.45
Florida 28.13
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 34

in West Melbourne

1 in 36

in Florida
West Melbourne Property CRIMES
Population: 20,679
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 60 526 23
Rate per 1,000 2.90 25.44 1.11
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

West Melbourne Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
West Melbourne 63
Florida 64