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


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

Crime rate in St. Petersburg, FL

The 2018 crime rate in St. Petersburg, FL is 340 (City-Data.com crime index), which is 1.2 times greater than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 87.2% U.S. cities. The 2018 St. Petersburg crime rate fell by 17% compared to 2017. The number of homicides stood at 21 - an increase of 1 compared to 2017. In the last 5 years St. Petersburg has seen decreasing violent crime and decreasing property crime.
See how dangerous St. Petersburg, FL is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
St. Petersburg:

339.8
Gulfport:

186.0
Kenneth City:

182.5
South Pasadena:

125.5
Pinellas Park:

356.6
St. Pete Beach:

210.6
Treasure Island:

168.2
Madeira Beach:

314.2
Seminole:

185.4
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in St. Petersburg by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
30
(11.8)
21
(8.3)
26
(10.5)
20
(8.2)
11
(4.5)
13
(5.3)
21
(8.5)
15
(6.0)
15
(6.1)
19
(7.6)
14
(5.5)
20
(7.7)
20
(7.6)
21
(7.9)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
101
(39.7)
112
(44.2)
103
(41.5)
110
(45.2)
112
(45.7)
105
(43.1)
90
(36.3)
94
(37.9)
155
(62.7)
154
(61.4)
136
(53.2)
122
(47.0)
136
(51.6)
133
(50.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
959
(376.5)
1,032
(407.5)
1,017
(410.0)
1,095
(450.4)
907
(370.3)
752
(308.6)
720
(290.2)
585
(235.6)
634
(256.6)
619
(246.8)
573
(224.0)
556
(214.2)
499
(189.2)
368
(138.4)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
2,847
(1,118)
2,588
(1,022)
2,684
(1,082)
2,143
(881.5)
2,304
(940.7)
1,888
(774.8)
1,701
(685.6)
1,545
(622.1)
1,575
(637.4)
1,377
(549.1)
1,175
(459.3)
1,029
(396.5)
1,187
(450.1)
1,138
(427.9)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
3,534
(1,387)
3,466
(1,368)
3,717
(1,498)
4,232
(1,741)
4,366
(1,783)
3,564
(1,463)
3,412
(1,375)
2,933
(1,181)
2,742
(1,110)
2,612
(1,042)
2,319
(906.5)
1,938
(746.8)
1,772
(671.9)
1,206
(453.5)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
10,395
(4,081)
10,182
(4,020)
9,156
(3,691)
9,711
(3,994)
10,575
(4,318)
9,015
(3,700)
8,544
(3,444)
8,642
(3,480)
9,315
(3,770)
10,139
(4,043)
10,542
(4,121)
9,771
(3,765)
8,623
(3,270)
6,832
(2,569)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
2,394
(939.9)
2,761
(1,090)
2,316
(933.6)
1,461
(601.0)
2,257
(921.5)
1,236
(507.3)
847
(341.4)
876
(352.7)
1,124
(454.9)
1,399
(557.9)
1,523
(595.3)
1,095
(421.9)
978
(370.9)
746
(280.5)
Arson
(per 100,000)
84
(33.0)
75
(29.6)
103
(41.5)
83
(34.1)
100
(40.8)
90
(36.9)
65
(26.2)
69
(27.8)
51
(20.6)
44
(17.5)
64
(25.0)
37
(14.3)
48
(18.2)
27
(10.2)
City-Data.com crime index727.3722.4720.8693.8716.0583.7531.5487.5531.7527.4488.4433.2410.7339.8

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 918 registered sex offenders living in St. Petersburg, Florida as of October 27, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in St. Petersburg is 284 to 1.



Violent crime rate in 2018
St. Petersburg:

348.9
U.S. Average:

207.3

Violent crime rate in 2017
St. Petersburg:

386.4
U.S. Average:

215.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
St. Petersburg:

367.8
U.S. Average:

216.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
St. Petersburg:

405.8
U.S. Average:

208.5

Violent crime rate in 2014
St. Petersburg:

474.5
U.S. Average:

200.7

Violent crime rate in 2013
St. Petersburg:

521.9
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
St. Petersburg:

478.8
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2011
St. Petersburg:

541.1
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
St. Petersburg:

595.5
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
St. Petersburg:

710.2
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
St. Petersburg:

727.7
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2007
St. Petersburg:

808.4
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2006
St. Petersburg:

775.4
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2005
St. Petersburg:

810.3
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
St. Petersburg:

715.0
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
St. Petersburg:

713.3
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
St. Petersburg:

759.7
U.S. Average:

272.2

Property crime rate in 2018
St. Petersburg:

261.2
U.S. Average:

189.3

Property crime rate in 2017
St. Petersburg:

353.5
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
St. Petersburg:

400.9
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
St. Petersburg:

476.6
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
St. Petersburg:

494.2
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
St. Petersburg:

478.7
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
St. Petersburg:

463.1
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
St. Petersburg:

498.4
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
St. Petersburg:

553.6
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
St. Petersburg:

710.6
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
St. Petersburg:

638.0
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
St. Petersburg:

624.3
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
St. Petersburg:

638.2
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
St. Petersburg:

622.5
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
St. Petersburg:

573.3
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
St. Petersburg:

539.8
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
St. Petersburg:

526.7
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: 781 (549 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.06
Florida average:

2.08

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 756 (556 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.11
Florida average:

2.17

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 759 (548 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.11
Florida average:

2.38

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 735 (528 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.06
Florida average:

2.41

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 761 (531 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.12
Florida average:

2.30

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 728 (533 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.16
Florida average:

2.45

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 745 (541 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.18
Florida average:

2.46

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 743 (533 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.15
Florida average:

2.39

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 774 (538 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.21
Florida average:

2.45

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 775 (540 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.20
Florida average:

2.48

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 738 (509 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.09
Florida average:

2.48

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 710 (490 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.98
Florida average:

2.47

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 733 (504 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.03
Florida average:

2.54

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 754 (520 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.09
Florida average:

2.40

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 749 (511 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.06
Florida average:

2.53

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 758 (517 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.08
Florida average:

2.55

Full-time Law Enforcement Employees in St. Petersburg, FL
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Officers
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Civilians

Zip codes: 33701, 33703, 33704, 33705, 33710, 33712, 33713, 33715.