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Crime rate in Fort Myers, Florida (FL): murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, auto thefts, arson, law enforcement employees, police officers, crime map


City-Data.com crime index in Fort Myers, FL compared to other U.S. cities

Crime rate in Fort Myers, FL

The 2018 crime rate in Fort Myers, FL is 357 (City-Data.com crime index), which is 1.3 times greater than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 88.9% U.S. cities. The 2018 Fort Myers crime rate fell by 13% compared to 2017. The number of homicides stood at 11 - an increase of 1 compared to 2017. In the last 5 years Fort Myers has seen decreasing violent crime and decreasing property crime.
See how dangerous Fort Myers, FL is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Fort Myers:

356.9
Cape Coral:

107.3
Sanibel:

62.6
Punta Gorda:

86.9
Naples:

73.2
North Port:

155.6
Arcadia:

233.7
Venice:

87.7
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Fort Myers by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
13
(24.0)
15
(25.2)
17
(27.5)
11
(16.9)
17
(25.4)
7
(10.6)
20
(31.7)
24
(37.3)
10
(15.0)
11
(15.8)
14
(19.1)
15
(19.6)
10
(12.5)
11
(13.3)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
32
(59.2)
38
(64.0)
26
(42.1)
35
(53.8)
23
(34.3)
29
(43.9)
32
(50.7)
26
(40.4)
45
(67.3)
43
(61.7)
38
(51.9)
55
(71.8)
53
(66.3)
53
(64.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
309
(571.2)
327
(550.4)
335
(542.0)
231
(354.8)
226
(337.2)
152
(230.1)
170
(269.2)
172
(267.2)
185
(276.8)
173
(248.1)
178
(243.1)
161
(210.2)
187
(234.0)
146
(176.3)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
610
(1,128)
557
(937.5)
543
(878.5)
520
(798.7)
553
(825.0)
510
(772.1)
548
(867.8)
532
(826.4)
512
(766.1)
542
(777.4)
514
(702.0)
716
(935.0)
502
(628.1)
372
(449.2)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
592
(1,094)
561
(944.2)
576
(931.9)
642
(986.1)
710
(1,059)
628
(950.8)
667
(1,056)
507
(787.5)
392
(586.5)
368
(527.8)
419
(572.3)
354
(462.3)
374
(468.0)
376
(454.1)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
1,848
(3,416)
1,691
(2,846)
2,265
(3,664)
2,346
(3,603)
1,821
(2,717)
1,877
(2,842)
2,153
(3,410)
1,639
(2,546)
1,726
(2,582)
1,680
(2,410)
1,600
(2,185)
1,589
(2,075)
1,607
(2,011)
1,652
(1,995)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
619
(1,144)
658
(1,108)
516
(834.8)
354
(543.7)
300
(447.6)
194
(293.7)
198
(313.6)
200
(310.7)
161
(240.9)
128
(183.6)
189
(258.1)
220
(287.3)
226
(282.8)
257
(310.4)
Arson
(per 100,000)
21
(38.8)
22
(37.0)
18
(29.1)
18
(27.6)
9
(13.4)
7
(10.6)
7
(11.1)
8
(12.4)
16
(23.9)
6
(8.6)
13
(17.8)
10
(13.1)
5
(6.3)
5
(6.0)
City-Data.com crime index797.1722.8705.5599.6562.9483.5593.6534.1483.7458.8441.2485.0409.7356.9

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 274.0. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

- means the value is smaller than the state average.
- means the value is about the same as the state average.
- means the value is bigger than the state average.
- means the value is much bigger than the state average.



According to our research of Florida and other state lists, there were 368 registered sex offenders living in Fort Myers, Florida as of September 30, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Fort Myers is 205 to 1.



Violent crime rate in 2018
Fort Myers:

403.4
U.S. Average:

207.3

Violent crime rate in 2017
Fort Myers:

522.4
U.S. Average:

215.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Fort Myers:

683.6
U.S. Average:

216.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Fort Myers:

562.7
U.S. Average:

208.5

Violent crime rate in 2014
Fort Myers:

606.0
U.S. Average:

200.7

Violent crime rate in 2013
Fort Myers:

618.7
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
Fort Myers:

661.7
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2011
Fort Myers:

682.5
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Fort Myers:

566.2
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
Fort Myers:

666.1
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
Fort Myers:

664.3
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2007
Fort Myers:

807.3
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2006
Fort Myers:

858.4
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2005
Fort Myers:

956.7
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
Fort Myers:

701.2
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
Fort Myers:

664.1
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
Fort Myers:

748.3
U.S. Average:

272.2

Property crime rate in 2018
Fort Myers:

237.1
U.S. Average:

189.3

Property crime rate in 2017
Fort Myers:

236.6
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Fort Myers:

239.3
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Fort Myers:

262.4
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Fort Myers:

253.6
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Fort Myers:

282.6
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Fort Myers:

331.4
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Fort Myers:

428.8
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Fort Myers:

376.3
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Fort Myers:

414.8
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Fort Myers:

458.9
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Fort Myers:

494.8
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Fort Myers:

497.3
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Fort Myers:

561.3
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
Fort Myers:

438.0
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
Fort Myers:

428.0
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
Fort Myers:

511.3
U.S. Average:

336.9
Murders per 100,000 population
Rapes per 100,000 population
Robberies per 100,000 population
Assaults per 100,000 population
Burglaries per 100,000 population
Thefts per 100,000 population
Auto thefts per 100,000 population
Arson per 100,000 population

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 285 (209 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.52
Florida average:

2.08

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 235 (173 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.16
Florida average:

2.17

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 238 (179 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.34
Florida average:

2.38

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 243 (173 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.59
Florida average:

2.45

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 236 (173 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.69
Florida average:

2.46

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 237 (174 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.76
Florida average:

2.39

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 234 (168 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.54
Florida average:

2.45

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 241 (173 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.58
Florida average:

2.48

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 287 (193 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.96
Florida average:

2.48

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 276 (200 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.24
Florida average:

2.47

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 282 (194 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.02
Florida average:

2.54

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 250 (174 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.61
Florida average:

2.40

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 242 (160 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.32
Florida average:

2.53

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 226 (158 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.28
Florida average:

2.55

Full-time Law Enforcement Employees in Fort Myers, FL
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Officers
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Civilians

Zip codes: 33901, 33907, 33912, 33916, 33917, 33966.