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


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

Crime rate in Sarasota, FL

The 2018 crime rate in Sarasota, FL was 318 (City-Data.com crime index), which was comparable to the U.S. average. It was higher than in 85.2% of U.S. cities. The 2018 Sarasota crime rate is about the same compared to 2017. The number of homicides stood at 3 - an increase of 2 compared to 2017. In the last 5 years Sarasota has seen a decrease in violent crime and in property crime.
See how dangerous Sarasota, FL is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Sarasota:

318.2
Longboat Key:

45.7
Bradenton:

308.0
Palmetto:

282.1
Bradenton Beach:

192.4
Holmes Beach:

65.9
Venice:

87.7
North Port:

155.6
St. Pete Beach:

210.6
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Sarasota by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
5
(9.2)
4
(7.3)
6
(11.3)
8
(15.4)
7
(13.4)
6
(11.6)
8
(15.2)
4
(7.5)
4
(7.5)
2
(3.7)
5
(9.1)
3
(5.4)
1
(1.7)
3
(5.2)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
37
(67.8)
23
(42.1)
28
(52.8)
22
(42.5)
27
(51.6)
16
(30.8)
28
(53.2)
25
(47.1)
31
(58.4)
23
(42.9)
28
(51.1)
19
(34.1)
26
(45.3)
22
(38.1)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
154
(282.3)
196
(358.9)
185
(349.1)
196
(378.2)
174
(332.6)
165
(317.7)
172
(326.8)
136
(256.3)
151
(284.7)
108
(201.4)
112
(204.6)
85
(152.5)
87
(151.6)
82
(142.1)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
326
(597.6)
342
(626.2)
369
(696.4)
356
(687.0)
332
(634.7)
323
(622.0)
305
(579.6)
260
(490.1)
227
(427.9)
224
(417.8)
212
(387.3)
184
(330.2)
209
(364.2)
230
(398.5)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
769
(1,410)
847
(1,551)
806
(1,521)
815
(1,573)
758
(1,449)
825
(1,589)
698
(1,326)
705
(1,329)
564
(1,063)
479
(893.3)
417
(761.7)
314
(563.4)
270
(470.5)
301
(521.5)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
2,535
(4,647)
2,484
(4,548)
2,470
(4,662)
2,662
(5,137)
2,320
(4,435)
2,229
(4,292)
2,414
(4,587)
2,093
(3,945)
2,023
(3,814)
1,947
(3,631)
1,798
(3,284)
1,763
(3,163)
1,582
(2,757)
1,442
(2,498)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
258
(472.9)
252
(461.4)
240
(452.9)
189
(364.7)
147
(281.0)
134
(258.0)
114
(216.6)
99
(186.6)
155
(292.2)
111
(207.0)
111
(202.8)
122
(218.9)
112
(195.2)
134
(232.2)
Arson
(per 100,000)
15
(27.5)
9
(16.5)
4
(7.5)
12
(23.2)
12
(22.9)
8
(15.4)
4
(7.6)
6
(11.3)
7
(13.2)
3
(5.6)
3
(5.5)
2
(3.6)
2
(3.5)
11
(19.1)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)599.2608.6638.1660.5596.1571.0580.6493.4483.2410.1398.9333.3316.9318.2

The City-Data.com crime rate weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.




According to our research of Florida and other state lists, there were 299 registered sex offenders living in Sarasota, Florida as of February 26, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Sarasota is 189 to 1.



Violent crime rate in 2018
Sarasota:

318.8
U.S. Average:

207.3

Violent crime rate in 2017
Sarasota:

306.7
U.S. Average:

215.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Sarasota:

286.2
U.S. Average:

216.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Sarasota:

365.3
U.S. Average:

208.5

Violent crime rate in 2014
Sarasota:

359.9
U.S. Average:

200.7

Violent crime rate in 2013
Sarasota:

429.8
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
Sarasota:

435.4
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2011
Sarasota:

536.8
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Sarasota:

523.8
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
Sarasota:

562.1
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
Sarasota:

606.0
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2007
Sarasota:

598.3
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2006
Sarasota:

549.3
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2005
Sarasota:

526.1
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
Sarasota:

300.4
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
Sarasota:

337.7
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
Sarasota:

366.8
U.S. Average:

272.2

Property crime rate in 2018
Sarasota:

264.0
U.S. Average:

189.3

Property crime rate in 2017
Sarasota:

261.2
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Sarasota:

303.7
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Sarasota:

347.0
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Sarasota:

391.3
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Sarasota:

447.2
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Sarasota:

491.0
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Sarasota:

527.1
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Sarasota:

571.1
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Sarasota:

553.7
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Sarasota:

626.1
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Sarasota:

605.3
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Sarasota:

606.8
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Sarasota:

585.2
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
Sarasota:

385.5
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
Sarasota:

397.9
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
Sarasota:

408.6
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 2017, including police officers: 208 (159 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.77
Florida average:

2.17

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 209 (163 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.92
Florida average:

2.38

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 197 (156 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.91
Florida average:

2.30

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 214 (174 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.28
Florida average:

2.46

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 222 (172 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.27
Florida average:

2.39

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 227 (174 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.35
Florida average:

2.45

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 233 (176 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.36
Florida average:

2.48

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 230 (182 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.51
Florida average:

2.48

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 247 (192 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.62
Florida average:

2.47

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 259 (193 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.66
Florida average:

2.54

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 253 (187 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.55
Florida average:

2.40

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 254 (188 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.57
Florida average:

2.53

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 266 (197 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.74
Florida average:

2.55

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

Zip codes: 34236, 34242.