West Melbourne, 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 2019 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2020 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2020 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 about Scout's Crime Data

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 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 West Melbourne is 1 in 44. 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 63% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

How does the crime rate in West Melbourne compare to similar sized communities across America? When NeighborhoodScout compared West Melbourne with other communities its size, we found that the crime rate was near the average for all other communities of similar size. So, whether West Melbourne's crime rate is high or low compared to all places in the US, when we control for population size and compare it to places that are similar in size, it is near the middle of the pack in crime rate; not much more or less dangerous, and about what we would expect from the statistics.

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 1 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 758.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that West Melbourne's rate for property crime is 21 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 47.

West Melbourne Crime Data

 

Crime Index

24

(100 is safest)


Safer than 24% of U.S. Cities

West Melbourne Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

32

521

553

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.32

21.48

22.80

Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
1.32
3.78
National Median: 4
    West Melbourne
    Florida

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 758

in West Melbourne

1 in 264

in Florida

West Melbourne VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 24,259
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 3 5 24
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.12 0.21 0.99

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 328,239,523
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 16,425 139,815 267,988 821,182
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.43 0.82 2.50

Property Crime

Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

100 75 50 25 0
21.48
21.46
National Median: 21
    West Melbourne
    Florida

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 47

in West Melbourne

1 in 47

in Florida

West Melbourne Property CRIMES

Population: 24,259
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 53 449 19
Rate per 1,000 2.18 18.51 0.78

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 328,239,523
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,117,696 5,086,096 721,885
Rate per 1,000 3.41 15.50 2.20

West Melbourne Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
54
52
National Median: 28.3
    West Melbourne
    Florida