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Crime rate in Fort Lauderdale, 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 Lauderdale, FL compared to other U.S. cities

Crime rate in Fort Lauderdale, FL

The 2020 crime rate in Fort Lauderdale, FL is 412 (City-Data.com crime index), which is 1.7 times greater than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 94.5% U.S. cities. The 2020 Fort Lauderdale crime rate fell by 4% compared to 2019. The number of homicides stood at 37 - an increase of 16 compared to 2019. In the last 5 years Fort Lauderdale has seen rise of violent crime and decline of property crime.
See how dangerous Fort Lauderdale, FL is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Fort Lauderdale:

412.2
Wilton Manors:

270.6
Oakland Park:

327.4
Lauderdale Lakes:

330.7
Lauderdale-by-the-Sea:

147.0
Sea Ranch Lakes:

127.3
Lauderhill:

358.0
Plantation:

190.1
Pompano Beach:

370.5
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Fort Lauderdale by year

Type

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

Murders
(per 100,000)
13
(7.1)
7
(4.2)
12
(7.2)
16
(9.4)
13
(7.5)
18
(10.3)
10
(5.6)
18
(9.9)
15
(8.3)
20
(11.0)
21
(11.4)
37
(20.1)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
56
(30.6)
73
(44.1)
91
(54.2)
48
(28.1)
73
(42.3)
78
(44.8)
92
(51.5)
71
(39.2)
81
(44.8)
73
(40.1)
93
(50.3)
91
(49.4)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
685
(374.4)
627
(378.8)
771
(459.5)
835
(488.8)
701
(406.6)
618
(355.1)
429
(240.2)
483
(266.5)
429
(237.1)
350
(192.1)
408
(220.8)
321
(174.1)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
727
(397.4)
649
(392.1)
691
(411.9)
644
(377.0)
669
(388.1)
631
(362.5)
686
(384.1)
572
(315.6)
547
(302.3)
563
(309.1)
576
(311.7)
709
(384.6)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
2,907
(1,589)
2,841
(1,716)
3,102
(1,849)
2,951
(1,727)
2,654
(1,539)
1,942
(1,116)
1,931
(1,081)
1,856
(1,024)
1,657
(915.6)
1,366
(749.9)
1,275
(690.1)
1,074
(582.6)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
6,780
(3,706)
6,437
(3,889)
6,489
(3,868)
6,419
(3,758)
6,429
(3,729)
6,317
(3,629)
6,936
(3,884)
7,856
(4,335)
7,424
(4,102)
6,814
(3,741)
6,945
(3,759)
5,681
(3,082)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
687
(375.5)
636
(384.2)
601
(358.2)
590
(345.4)
567
(328.9)
674
(387.2)
803
(449.6)
918
(506.6)
925
(511.1)
870
(477.6)
862
(466.5)
907
(492.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
39
(21.3)
44
(26.6)
44
(26.2)
39
(22.8)
30
(17.4)
31
(17.8)
24
(13.4)
22
(12.1)
15
(8.3)
12
(6.6)
10
(5.4)
26
(14.1)
City-Data.com crime index520.0542.2590.7562.1531.8489.8468.3479.9453.0413.8427.6412.2

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 246.1. 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 652 registered sex offenders living in Fort Lauderdale, Florida as of April 17, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Fort Lauderdale is 274 to 1.



Violent crime rate in 2020
Fort Lauderdale:

368.9
U.S. Average:

228.2

Violent crime rate in 2019
Fort Lauderdale:

339.3
U.S. Average:

219.9

Violent crime rate in 2018
Fort Lauderdale:

312.7
U.S. Average:

221.2

Violent crime rate in 2017
Fort Lauderdale:

331.0
U.S. Average:

226.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Fort Lauderdale:

350.1
U.S. Average:

227.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Fort Lauderdale:

374.9
U.S. Average:

219.3

Violent crime rate in 2014
Fort Lauderdale:

424.3
U.S. Average:

211.1

Violent crime rate in 2013
Fort Lauderdale:

454.8
U.S. Average:

214.2

Violent crime rate in 2012
Fort Lauderdale:

479.7
U.S. Average:

187.4

Violent crime rate in 2011
Fort Lauderdale:

504.2
U.S. Average:

187.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Fort Lauderdale:

438.0
U.S. Average:

195.7

Violent crime rate in 2009
Fort Lauderdale:

430.7
U.S. Average:

208.9

Violent crime rate in 2008
Fort Lauderdale:

483.0
U.S. Average:

222.5

Violent crime rate in 2007
Fort Lauderdale:

267.3
U.S. Average:

229.1

Violent crime rate in 2006
Fort Lauderdale:

326.4
U.S. Average:

232.6

Violent crime rate in 2005
Fort Lauderdale:

291.5
U.S. Average:

227.0

Property crime rate in 2020
Fort Lauderdale:

344.4
U.S. Average:

169.6

Property crime rate in 2019
Fort Lauderdale:

395.9
U.S. Average:

179.7

Property crime rate in 2018
Fort Lauderdale:

408.7
U.S. Average:

190.2

Property crime rate in 2017
Fort Lauderdale:

464.9
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Fort Lauderdale:

497.6
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Fort Lauderdale:

477.9
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Fort Lauderdale:

462.7
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Fort Lauderdale:

543.7
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Fort Lauderdale:

585.2
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Fort Lauderdale:

616.9
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Fort Lauderdale:

595.4
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Fort Lauderdale:

559.4
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Fort Lauderdale:

547.0
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Fort Lauderdale:

294.7
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Fort Lauderdale:

333.7
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Fort Lauderdale:

380.4
U.S. Average:

322.3
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 2021, including police officers: 664 (502 officers - 404 male; 98 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.73
Florida average:

2.33

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2020, including police officers: 674 (517 officers - 420 male; 97 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.80
Florida average:

2.26

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 690 (525 officers - 429 male; 96 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.84
Florida average:

2.40

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 679 (525 officers - 426 male; 99 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.88
Florida average:

2.21

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 655 (503 officers - 414 male; 89 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.78
Florida average:

2.41

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 662 (508 officers - 424 male; 84 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.80
Florida average:

2.36

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 651 (499 officers - 426 male; 73 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.79
Florida average:

2.39

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 653 (501 officers - 422 male; 79 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.88
Florida average:

2.29

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 658 (491 officers - 415 male; 76 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.85
Florida average:

2.39

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 668 (501 officers - 426 male; 75 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.93
Florida average:

2.45

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 657 (505 officers - 431 male; 74 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.01
Florida average:

2.35

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 686 (504 officers - 430 male; 74 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.04
Florida average:

2.47

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 671 (489 officers - 426 male; 63 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.67
Florida average:

2.50

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 679 (484 officers - 425 male; 59 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.65
Florida average:

2.43

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 644 (459 officers - 405 male; 54 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.44
Florida average:

2.45

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 678 (483 officers - 427 male; 56 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.84
Florida average:

2.54

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 658 (459 officers - 411 male; 48 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.73
Florida average:

2.40

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 650 (455 officers - 410 male; 45 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.73
Florida average:

2.53

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 749 (499 officers - 450 male; 49 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.10
Florida average:

2.55

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

Zip codes: 33301, 33304, 33305, 33306, 33308, 33309, 33319, 33334.