Fort Lauderdale, FL Crime Statistics For 2022

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2022-04-07
8,820
Total Crimes
4,784.5
Total Crimes / 100k People
103.94%
Above National Average
274 out of 292
In Florida
8,351 out of 8,904
In America

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 4,784.5 per 100,000 people. That's 103.94% higher than the national rate of 2,346.0 per 100,000 people and 122.22% higher than the Florida total crime rate of 2,153.0 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.

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Fort Lauderdale SnackAbility

6
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
7/10
Housing
9
Affordability
4
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 8,820 4,784.5 2,153.0 2,346.0
Murder 37 20.1 5.9 6.5
Robbery 321 174.1 62.2 73.9
Aggravated Assault 709 384.6 280.1 279.7
Violent Crime 1,158 628.2 383.6 387.8
Burglary 1,074 582.6 240.6 314.2
Larceny 5,681 3,081.7 1,352.7 1,398.0
Car Theft 907 492.0 176.1 246.0
Property Crime 7,662 4,156.3 1,769.4 1,958.2

Violent Crime Rates In Fort Lauderdale

1,158
Violent Crimes
628.2
Violent Crimes / 100k People
61.98%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 159.2 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in Fort Lauderdale each year. That compares to a 1 in 260.7 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in Fort Lauderdale is 628.2 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 61.98% higher than the national rate of 387.8 per 100,000 people.
  • 63.76% higher than the Florida violent crime rate of 383.6 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In Fort Lauderdale

7,662
Property Crimes
4,156.3
Property Crimes / 100k People
112.25%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 24.1 chance of being the victim of a property crime in Fort Lauderdale each year. That compares to a 1 in 51.1 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in Fort Lauderdale is 4,156.3 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 112.25% higher than the national rate of 1,958.2 per 100,000 people.
  • And 134.89% higher than the Florida property crime rate of 1,769.4 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 175,757 2,704 1,538.5 1,419.6 118.9
Coral Springs, FL 135,027 1,828 1,353.8 1,232.3 121.5
Davie, FL 107,988 2,708 2,507.7 2,264.1 243.5
Boca Raton, FL 101,583 2,202 2,167.7 1,964.9 202.8
Weston, FL 71,815 343 477.6 427.5 50.1
Coconut Creek, FL 62,220 750 1,205.4 1,064.0 141.4
Oakland Park, FL 45,646 1,871 4,098.9 3,533.7 565.2
Lauderdale Lakes, FL 36,587 1,057 2,889.0 2,134.6 754.4
Parkland, FL 35,773 209 584.2 561.9 22.4
Miami Lakes, FL 31,584 456 1,443.8 1,345.6 98.2
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