Fort Lauderdale, FL Crime Statistics For 2020

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Updated: 2020-03-08
10,056
Total Crimes
5,520.7
Total Crimes / 100k People
114.95%
Above National Average

What is the crime rate in Fort Lauderdale, FL?

According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in Fort Lauderdale is 5,520.7 per 100,000 people. That's 114.95% higher than the national rate of 2,568.4 per 100,000 people and 107.02% higher than the Florida total crime rate of 2,666.7 per 100,000 people.

Note: Because the rates of crime are so low in America, we use "per 100,000 people" to make the number a bit easier to compare across locations visually. It's mathematically the same as doing per capita comparisons and isn't conveying that there are 100,000+ people in a location.

Fort Lauderdale SnackAbility

6
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
6/10
Housing
9
Affordability
3
Diversity
9.5
Safety
3
Amenities
10
Education
8
Commute
6

How Does Fort Lauderdale Crime Compare To The Rest Of The Country?

Statistic Count
Raw
Fort Lauderdale
/ 100k People
Florida
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 10,056 5,520.7 2,666.7 2,568.4
Murder 20 11.0 5.2 5.0
Robbery 350 192.1 79.3 86.2
Aggravated Assault 563 309.1 260.8 246.8
Violent Crime 1,006 552.3 384.9 368.9
Burglary 1,366 749.9 337.7 376.0
Larceny 6,814 3,740.9 1,750.8 1,594.6
Car Theft 870 477.6 193.3 228.9
Property Crime 9,050 4,968.4 2,281.8 2,199.5

Violent Crime Rates In Fort Lauderdale

1,006
Violent Crimes
552.3
Violent Crimes / 100k People
49.71%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 181.1 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in Fort Lauderdale each year. That compares to a 1 in 259.8 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in Fort Lauderdale is 552.3 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 49.71% higher than the national rate of 368.9 per 100,000 people.
  • 43.49% higher than the Florida violent crime rate of 384.9 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In Fort Lauderdale

9,050
Property Crimes
4,968.4
Property Crimes / 100k People
125.89%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 20.1 chance of being the victim of a property crime in Fort Lauderdale each year. That compares to a 1 in 45.5 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in Fort Lauderdale is 4,968.4 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 125.89% higher than the national rate of 2,199.5 per 100,000 people.
  • And 117.74% higher than the Florida property crime rate of 2,281.8 per 100,000 people.

Fort Lauderdale Crime Compared To Florida Average

Each category of crime indexed to the worst per capita in Florida.
Data Source -- FBI UCR 2018.

Crime In Cities Around Fort Lauderdale

City Population Count
Raw
Total Crime
/ 100k People
Property Crime
/ 100k People
Violent Crime
/ 100k People
Pembroke Pines, FL 173,053 3,647 2,107.4 1,926.0 181.4
Coral Springs, FL 134,640 2,236 1,660.7 1,505.5 155.2
Davie, FL 107,120 3,033 2,831.4 2,579.4 252.1
Boca Raton, FL 100,162 2,566 2,561.8 2,357.2 204.7
Weston, FL 71,744 415 578.4 521.3 57.1
Coconut Creek, FL 62,237 1,116 1,793.1 1,650.1 143.0
Oakland Park, FL 45,564 1,883 4,132.6 3,524.7 607.9
Lauderdale Lakes, FL 36,575 1,521 4,158.6 3,305.5 853.0
Parkland, FL 33,760 278 823.5 710.9 112.6
Miami Lakes, FL 31,323 686 2,190.1 2,084.7 105.4
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