Williston, FL
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Williston, FL crime analytics

The crime rate in Williston is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 35 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 Williston is 1 in 29. Based on FBI crime data, Williston is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Florida, Williston has a crime rate that is higher than 70% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Williston 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 Williston; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 229. This equates to a rate of 4 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Williston's rate for property crime is 30 per one thousand population. This makes Williston 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 Williston is one in 33.

Williston Crime Data


Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 15% of U.S. Cities

Williston Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Williston 4.37
Florida 4.62

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 229

in Williston

1 in 217

in Florida


Population: 2,746
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 0 0 12
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.00 0.00 4.37


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)

Williston 30.23
Florida 28.13

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 33

in Williston

1 in 36

in Florida

Williston Property CRIMES

Population: 2,746
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 22 61 0
Rate per 1,000 8.01 22.21 0.00

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

Williston Crimes Per Square Mile

Williston 14
Florida 64

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