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


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

Crime rate in Tampa, FL

The 2018 crime rate in Tampa, FL was 197 (City-Data.com crime index), which was 1.4 times smaller than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 67.3% of U.S. cities. The 2018 Tampa crime rate fell by 15% compared to 2017. The number of homicides stood at 27 - a decrease of 12 compared to 2017. In the last 5 years Tampa has seen a decrease in violent crime and in property crime.
See how dangerous Tampa, FL is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Tampa:

197.0
Temple Terrace:

180.9
Oldsmar:

171.8
Safety Harbor:

108.5
Pinellas Park:

356.6
St. Petersburg:

339.8
Clearwater:

275.7
Kenneth City:

182.5
Dunedin:

139.3
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Tampa by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
20
(6.1)
25
(7.5)
28
(8.3)
27
(8.0)
20
(5.8)
27
(7.8)
28
(8.2)
23
(6.6)
28
(8.0)
28
(7.8)
34
(9.3)
29
(7.7)
39
(10.1)
27
(6.9)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
210
(63.8)
133
(40.1)
80
(23.7)
83
(24.6)
80
(23.2)
47
(13.5)
58
(17.0)
43
(12.3)
78
(22.2)
62
(17.4)
77
(21.1)
80
(21.3)
121
(31.5)
100
(25.4)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
1,160
(352.5)
1,211
(365.3)
1,205
(357.3)
1,056
(313.4)
909
(263.3)
684
(196.6)
587
(172.5)
573
(163.4)
580
(165.1)
514
(143.9)
671
(184.1)
488
(129.8)
406
(105.6)
332
(84.5)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
3,317
(1,008)
2,470
(745.1)
2,262
(670.8)
1,809
(536.9)
1,588
(460.0)
1,412
(405.9)
1,555
(457.0)
1,523
(434.2)
1,411
(401.6)
1,476
(413.3)
1,516
(416.0)
1,309
(348.2)
1,219
(317.2)
1,139
(289.9)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
4,914
(1,493)
4,451
(1,343)
4,221
(1,252)
4,098
(1,216)
3,501
(1,014)
3,131
(900.2)
2,718
(798.7)
2,476
(705.9)
1,950
(555.1)
1,820
(509.6)
1,833
(503.0)
1,477
(392.9)
1,235
(321.3)
1,047
(266.4)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
12,564
(3,818)
11,251
(3,394)
10,390
(3,081)
9,648
(2,864)
8,098
(2,346)
7,484
(2,152)
7,042
(2,069)
6,864
(1,957)
6,320
(1,799)
6,355
(1,779)
5,937
(1,629)
5,695
(1,515)
4,900
(1,275)
5,069
(1,290)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
2,793
(848.8)
3,087
(931.3)
2,164
(641.7)
1,752
(520.0)
1,361
(394.2)
838
(240.9)
633
(186.0)
607
(173.1)
553
(157.4)
495
(138.6)
596
(163.6)
628
(167.1)
567
(147.5)
460
(117.1)
Arson
(per 100,000)
49
(14.9)
45
(13.6)
73
(21.6)
131
(38.9)
150
(43.4)
107
(30.8)
102
(30.0)
84
(23.9)
81
(23.1)
43
(12.0)
54
(14.8)
62
(16.5)
39
(10.1)
41
(10.4)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)695.8610.1539.1478.4397.5334.9326.8300.3287.0273.4287.5242.5225.9197.0

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 1,253 registered sex offenders living in Tampa, Florida as of May 24, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Tampa is 301 to 1.



Violent crime rate in 2018
Tampa:

226.4
U.S. Average:

207.3

Violent crime rate in 2017
Tampa:

263.2
U.S. Average:

215.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Tampa:

275.7
U.S. Average:

216.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Tampa:

339.9
U.S. Average:

208.5

Violent crime rate in 2014
Tampa:

311.7
U.S. Average:

200.7

Violent crime rate in 2013
Tampa:

321.5
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
Tampa:

324.2
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2011
Tampa:

348.2
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Tampa:

330.3
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
Tampa:

396.4
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
Tampa:

465.9
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2007
Tampa:

554.4
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2006
Tampa:

610.4
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2005
Tampa:

756.3
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
Tampa:

638.4
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
Tampa:

720.5
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
Tampa:

791.7
U.S. Average:

272.2

Property crime rate in 2018
Tampa:

135.3
U.S. Average:

189.3

Property crime rate in 2017
Tampa:

150.1
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Tampa:

179.4
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Tampa:

206.6
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Tampa:

211.7
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Tampa:

224.6
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Tampa:

265.0
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Tampa:

291.1
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Tampa:

323.8
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Tampa:

379.2
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Tampa:

464.5
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Tampa:

500.7
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Tampa:

577.9
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Tampa:

616.9
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
Tampa:

596.8
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
Tampa:

691.2
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
Tampa:

735.9
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: 1,206 (946 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.41
Florida average:

2.08

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 1,213 (956 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.49
Florida average:

2.17

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 1,212 (951 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.53
Florida average:

2.38

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 1,222 (960 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.63
Florida average:

2.41

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 1,205 (952 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.71
Florida average:

2.45

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 1,225 (959 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.73
Florida average:

2.46

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 1,219 (948 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.79
Florida average:

2.39

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 1,245 (952 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.74
Florida average:

2.45

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 1,242 (964 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.79
Florida average:

2.48

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 1,293 (979 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.91
Florida average:

2.48

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 1,311 (983 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.92
Florida average:

2.47

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 1,330 (983 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.24
Florida average:

2.54

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 1,311 (985 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.25
Florida average:

2.40

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 1,296 (967 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.19
Florida average:

2.53

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 1,272 (954 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.14
Florida average:

2.55

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

Zip codes: 33602, 33603, 33605, 33606, 33607, 33609, 33611, 33615, 33616, 33620, 33621, 33629, 33634, 33635.