Fort Lauderdale, FL Crime Statistics For 2021

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2020-12-30
10,180
Total Crimes
5,509.7
Total Crimes / 100k People
122.46%
Above National Average
276 out of 293
In Florida
9,414 out of 9,891
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 5,509.7 per 100,000 people. That's 122.46% higher than the national rate of 2,476.7 per 100,000 people and 118.29% higher than the Florida total crime rate of 2,524.1 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
6/10
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 10,180 5,509.7 2,524.1 2,476.7
Murder 21 11.4 5.2 5.0
Robbery 408 220.8 75.5 81.6
Aggravated Assault 576 311.7 258.3 250.2
Violent Crime 1,098 594.3 378.4 366.7
Burglary 1,275 690.1 295.2 340.5
Larceny 6,945 3,758.8 1,668.7 1,549.5
Car Theft 862 466.5 181.8 219.9
Property Crime 9,082 4,915.4 2,145.7 2,109.9

Violent Crime Rates In Fort Lauderdale

1,098.0
Violent Crimes
594.3
Violent Crimes / 100k People
62.06%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 168.3 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in Fort Lauderdale each year. That compares to a 1 in 264.3 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in Fort Lauderdale is 594.3 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 62.06% higher than the national rate of 366.7 per 100,000 people.
  • 57.05% higher than the Florida violent crime rate of 378.4 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In Fort Lauderdale

9,082.0
Property Crimes
4,915.4
Property Crimes / 100k People
132.97%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 20.3 chance of being the victim of a property crime in Fort Lauderdale each year. That compares to a 1 in 47.4 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in Fort Lauderdale is 4,915.4 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 132.97% higher than the national rate of 2,109.9 per 100,000 people.
  • And 129.08% higher than the Florida property crime rate of 2,145.7 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 174,641 3,699 2,118.1 1,914.8 203.3
Coral Springs, FL 134,967 2,504 1,855.3 1,710.8 144.5
Davie, FL 108,486 3,072 2,831.7 2,577.3 254.4
Boca Raton, FL 101,163 2,369 2,341.8 2,157.9 183.9
Weston, FL 71,946 395 549.0 503.2 45.9
Coconut Creek, FL 62,471 1,092 1,748.0 1,616.8 131.3
Oakland Park, FL 45,857 2,064 4,500.9 3,859.8 641.1
Lauderdale Lakes, FL 36,784 1,294 3,517.8 2,623.4 894.4
Parkland, FL 35,244 198 561.8 536.3 25.5
Miami Lakes, FL 31,907 633 1,983.9 1,880.5 103.4
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