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


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

Crime rate in Gainesville, FL

The 2018 crime rate in Gainesville, FL is 429 (City-Data.com crime index), which is 1.6 times greater than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 92.7% U.S. cities. The 2018 Gainesville crime rate rose by 7% compared to 2017. The number of homicides stood at 5 - an increase of 1 compared to 2017. In the last 5 years Gainesville has seen increasing violent crime and increasing property crime.
See how dangerous Gainesville, FL is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Gainesville:

428.9
Micanopy:

360.2
Alachua:

277.7
Waldo:

457.6
Archer:

1,033.1
Hawthorne:

881.1
Newberry:

563.1
Hampton:

209.1
High Springs:

126.7
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Gainesville by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
5
(4.5)
7
(6.4)
5
(4.6)
3
(2.6)
3
(2.6)
4
(3.4)
6
(4.8)
6
(4.7)
6
(4.7)
2
(1.6)
2
(1.5)
3
(2.3)
4
(3.0)
5
(3.7)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
99
(88.9)
96
(87.3)
93
(85.9)
87
(76.8)
95
(82.4)
86
(73.6)
82
(65.1)
74
(58.3)
62
(49.0)
102
(79.6)
111
(85.8)
142
(108.2)
164
(123.5)
169
(126.7)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
168
(150.9)
250
(227.3)
237
(218.9)
235
(207.4)
239
(207.3)
199
(170.3)
184
(146.0)
171
(134.6)
155
(122.4)
150
(117.0)
231
(178.5)
189
(144.0)
176
(132.6)
222
(166.4)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
701
(629.8)
737
(669.9)
787
(726.8)
721
(636.4)
819
(710.5)
617
(527.9)
640
(507.7)
600
(472.3)
583
(460.5)
563
(439.2)
586
(452.8)
536
(408.4)
608
(457.9)
593
(444.5)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
1,178
(1,058)
1,420
(1,291)
1,522
(1,405)
1,382
(1,220)
1,487
(1,290)
1,213
(1,038)
1,063
(843.3)
1,009
(794.3)
742
(586.1)
594
(463.4)
543
(419.6)
590
(449.6)
500
(376.6)
510
(382.3)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
3,262
(2,930)
3,877
(3,524)
3,837
(3,543)
4,165
(3,677)
4,457
(3,867)
3,859
(3,302)
4,003
(3,176)
3,953
(3,112)
4,000
(3,160)
3,688
(2,877)
3,767
(2,911)
3,951
(3,010)
3,915
(2,949)
4,287
(3,214)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
430
(386.3)
466
(423.6)
436
(402.6)
414
(365.4)
440
(381.7)
332
(284.1)
290
(230.1)
239
(188.1)
244
(192.7)
298
(232.5)
307
(237.2)
367
(279.6)
363
(273.4)
432
(323.8)
Arson
(per 100,000)
6
(5.4)
11
(10.0)
22
(20.3)
18
(15.9)
42
(36.4)
22
(18.8)
3
(2.4)
9
(7.1)
13
(10.3)
19
(14.8)
7
(5.4)
8
(6.1)
12
(9.0)
6
(4.5)
City-Data.com crime index473.6549.9561.3517.9551.0449.8411.4386.0360.3355.8380.6390.3402.4428.9

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 361 registered sex offenders living in Gainesville, Florida as of July 07, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Gainesville is 365 to 1.


When are crimes committed in Gainesville, FL?

Violent crime rate in 2018
Gainesville:

439.7
U.S. Average:

207.3

Violent crime rate in 2017
Gainesville:

424.8
U.S. Average:

215.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Gainesville:

389.0
U.S. Average:

216.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Gainesville:

404.5
U.S. Average:

208.5

Violent crime rate in 2014
Gainesville:

360.8
U.S. Average:

200.7

Violent crime rate in 2013
Gainesville:

350.0
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
Gainesville:

371.2
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2011
Gainesville:

401.4
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Gainesville:

429.5
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
Gainesville:

546.6
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
Gainesville:

504.0
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2007
Gainesville:

567.9
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2006
Gainesville:

548.6
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2005
Gainesville:

488.3
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
Gainesville:

316.6
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
Gainesville:

388.0
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
Gainesville:

298.5
U.S. Average:

272.2

Property crime rate in 2018
Gainesville:

285.7
U.S. Average:

189.3

Property crime rate in 2017
Gainesville:

263.8
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Gainesville:

282.4
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Gainesville:

265.0
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Gainesville:

271.4
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Gainesville:

304.1
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Gainesville:

342.7
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Gainesville:

362.0
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Gainesville:

415.3
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Gainesville:

508.6
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Gainesville:

482.6
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Gainesville:

518.7
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Gainesville:

497.9
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Gainesville:

416.1
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
Gainesville:

281.5
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
Gainesville:

347.3
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
Gainesville:

348.7
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: 330 (262 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.96
Florida average:

2.08

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 398 (284 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.14
Florida average:

2.17

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 360 (299 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.28
Florida average:

2.38

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 344 (285 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.20
Florida average:

2.41

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 360 (297 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.32
Florida average:

2.30

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 355 (294 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.32
Florida average:

2.45

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 352 (293 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.31
Florida average:

2.46

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 354 (292 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.32
Florida average:

2.39

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 342 (283 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.42
Florida average:

2.45

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 358 (292 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.53
Florida average:

2.48

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 326 (251 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.22
Florida average:

2.48

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 333 (263 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.43
Florida average:

2.47

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 350 (278 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.91
Florida average:

2.54

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 354 (276 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.89
Florida average:

2.40

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 340 (266 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.79
Florida average:

2.53

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 337 (267 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.80
Florida average:

2.55

Full-time Law Enforcement Employees in Gainesville, FL
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Officers
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Civilians

Zip codes: 32601, 32603, 32605, 32606, 32607, 32608, 32609, 32612, 32641.