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Crime Statistics for Florida


State of Florida

Overall Crime Rating:

B- (2.64% lower than national average)


High Risk Crimes:

  • Larceny Theft (7% higher than national average)
  • Murder (4% higher than national average)
  • Aggravated Assault (3% higher than national average)



  • Investing in a security camera system effectively protects your home and family from criminals. Research consistently shows that these devices deter crime, with a reduction of 65% or more. Additionally, having surveillance cameras provides valuable evidence of criminal activity occurring. Surveillance camera systems are a proven cost-effective method to prevent, record, and decrease the overall rate of crime and will provide both you and your family with a much-needed peace of mind.


    View individual city crime ratings below:



    Cities with Highest Crime Rate:

  • Riviera Beach
  • Lake Worth
  • Miami Gardens
  • Daytona Beach
  • For Pierce

  • Cities with Lowest Crime Rate:

  • Marco Island
  • Parkland
  • Sweetwater
  • Punta Gorda
  • Niceville

  • Orlando Crime Rating:

    C (83.00% higher than national average)

    Highest Risk Crime: Larceny Theft


    Orlando is a city in Florida, USA, and serves as the county seat of Orange County. It is located in Central Florida and is the focal point of the Orlando metropolitan area. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the population of this area was 2,509,831 in 2017. It is the sixth-largest metropolitan area in the Southern United States and the third-largest in Florida, following Miami and Tampa Bay. In the 2020 census, Orlando itself had a population of 307,573, making it the fourth-most populous city in Florida, trailing behind Jacksonville, Miami, and Tampa. It is also the most populous inland city in the state. Orlando is a popular tourist destination and attracts a large number of visitors due to its tourism industry, major events, and conventions. It is the fourth-most visited city in the United States, with over 4.4 million visitors in 2019. The city is home to Orlando International Airport, which ranks as the 13th-busiest airport in the country and the 29th-busiest in the world. The Walt Disney World Resort, established by the Walt Disney Company in 1971, is one of the most famous tourist attractions in the Orlando area. It is situated approximately 21 miles southwest of downtown Orlando in Bay Lake. Another prominent tourist destination is the Universal Orlando Resort, which opened in 1990 and is an expansion of Universal Studios Florida. It is the only theme park located within the city limits of Orlando.


    Jacksonville Crime Rating:

    C (99.30% higher than national average)

    Highest Risk Crime: Murder


    Jacksonville is a city in northeastern Florida, located on the Atlantic coast. It is the most populous city in the state and the largest city by area in the contiguous United States as of 2020. The city government of Jacksonville consolidated with Duval County in 1968, which greatly increased its population relative to its size. As of July 2022, Jacksonville's population is 971,319, making it the most populous city in the Southeastern United States and the largest in the South outside of Texas. The Jacksonville metropolitan area has a population of 1,733,937, ranking it as Florida's fourth-largest metropolitan region.


    Miami Crime Rating:

    C+ (48.28% higher than national average)

    Highest Risk Crime: Robbery


    Miami is a coastal metropolis in South Florida. It is the seat of Miami-Dade County. The city has a population of 442,241, making it the second-most populous city in Florida. Miami is the core of the larger Miami metropolitan area, which has a population of 6.14 million. This makes it the third-largest metro in the Southeast and ninth-largest in the United States. Miami has an impressive skyline, with over 300 high-rises, including 58 that exceed 491 ft. Miami is a major center in finance, commerce, culture, arts, and international trade. Its metropolitan area has the largest urban economy in Florida, with a gross domestic product of $344.9 billion. According to a 2018 UBS study, Miami is the third-richest city in the U.S. and globally in terms of purchasing power. The city has a majority-minority population, with 70.2 percent being Hispanic and Latino.


    Tampa Crime Rating:

    B- (4.75% higher than national average)

    Highest Risk Crime: Murder


    Tampa is a city in Florida located on the Gulf Coast. It borders Tampa Bay and Old Tampa Bay. It is the largest city in the Tampa Bay area and the seat of Hillsborough County. With an estimated population of 398,173 in 2022, it is the 49th most populous city in the country and the 3rd most populous city in Florida after Jacksonville and Miami. Tampa was established as a military center with the founding of Fort Brooke in the 19th century. The city also gained prominence in the cigar industry thanks to Vincente Martinez Ybor, who named an area of the city after himself, known as Ybor City. After the Civil War, Tampa was reincorporated as a city in 1887. Tampa's economy is diverse and driven by various industries including tourism, health care, finance, insurance, technology, construction, and the maritime industry. The city's port, which is the largest in the state, has a significant economic impact, contributing over $15 billion.


    St. Petersburg Crime Rating:

    C+ (30.09% higher than national average)

    Highest Risk Crime: Aggravated Assault


    Saint Petersburg, formerly Petrograd and later Leningrad, is the second-largest city in Russia. It is located on the Neva River, at the head of the Gulf of Finland on the Baltic Sea. In 2021, the city had a population of approximately 5.6 million residents. Saint Petersburg is the fourth-most populous city in Europe, the most populous city on the Baltic Sea, and the world's northernmost city with over 1 million residents. Due to its historical significance as Russia's Imperial capital and strategic port, it is governed as a federal city.


    Hialeah Crime Rating:

    B+ (41.62% lower than national average)

    Highest Risk Crime: Vehicle Theft


    Hialeah is a city in Miami-Dade County, Florida, USA. It has a population of 223,109 according to the 2020 census, making it the sixth-largest city in Florida. In the Miami metropolitan area, which had about 6,198,782 people in 2018, Hialeah is the second largest city. It is situated west-northwest of Miami and is one of the few places in the county that has its own street grid numbering system, separate from the rest of the county. The county's grid is typically based on Miami Avenue at Flagler Street in Downtown Miami, the county seat.


    Tallahassee Crime Rating:

    C (98.52% higher than national average)

    Highest Risk Crime: Violent Crime


    Hialeah is a city in Miami-Dade County, Florida, USA. It has a population of 223,109 according to the 2020 census, making it the sixth-largest city in Florida. In the Miami metropolitan area, which had about 6,198,782 people in 2018, Hialeah is the second largest city. It is situated west-northwest of Miami and is one of the few places in the county that has its own street grid numbering system, separate from the rest of the county. The county's grid is typically based on Miami Avenue at Flagler Street in Downtown Miami, the county seat.


    Port St. Lucie Crime Rating:

    A- (50.94% lower than national average)


    Port St. Lucie is a city in Florida, USA. It is the most populous municipality in St. Lucie County and the seventh-largest city in Florida. According to the 2020 census, its population was 204,851. The city is located 125 miles southeast of Orlando and 113 miles north of Miami. It is considered a principal city in the Port St. Lucie Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes St. Lucie and Martin counties. As of 2021, the estimated population of this area is 502,521. Port St. Lucie is also a principal city in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Port St. Lucie Combined Statistical Area, which had an estimated population of 6,841,100 as of 2021.


    Cape Coral Crime Rating:

    A- (60.16% lower than national average)


    Cape Coral is a city in Lee County, Florida, USA, situated on the Gulf of Mexico. It was founded in 1957 as a planned community. According to the 2020 Census, the city's population has grown to 194,016, a 26% increase from the 2010 Census. This makes Cape Coral the 130th most populous city in the United States. With an area of 120 square miles (310 km2), it is the largest city in terms of both population and area between Tampa and Miami. Cape Coral is also the primary city in the Cape Coral – Fort Myers, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area. Interestingly, it boasts over 400 mi (640 km) of navigable waterways, which is more than any other city in the world.


    Fort Lauderdale Crime Rating:

    C (97.71% higher than national average)


    Fort Lauderdale is a city in Florida, located 30 miles north of Miami on the Atlantic Ocean. It is the county seat and largest city in Broward County, with a population of 182,760. Fort Lauderdale is the third largest principal city in the Miami metropolitan area, which had a population of 6,166,488 in 2019. The city was built in 1838 and incorporated in 1911. It was named after forts built by the United States during the Second Seminole War. These forts were named after Major William Lauderdale, who was the younger brother of Lieutenant Colonel James Lauderdale. The development of the city began 50 years after the forts were abandoned. Three forts named "Fort Lauderdale" were constructed, including one at the fork of the New River, one at Tarpon Bend on the New River, and one near the site of the Bahia Mar Marina.


    Boca Raton Crime Rating:

    B (28.04% lower than national average)


    Boca Raton is a city in Palm Beach County, Florida, United States. According to the 2020 census, its population was 97,422, making it the 23rd-largest city in Florida in 2022. However, it's important to note that many people with a Boca Raton postal address actually live outside of the city's official boundaries, particularly in West Boca Raton. Due to its status as a business center, the city experiences significant increases in population during the daytime. Boca Raton is located 45 miles north of Miami and is considered a principal city of the Miami metropolitan area, which had a population of 6,012,331 as of 2015.


    West Palm Beach Crime Rating:

    C- (123.74% higher than national average)


    West Palm Beach is a city in Florida, United States. It is the county seat of Palm Beach County. The city is situated west of Palm Beach, which is on a barrier island across the Lake Worth Lagoon. West Palm Beach is the largest city in Palm Beach County. According to the 2020 census, its population was 117,415. The city is part of the Miami metropolitan area, which had a population of 6.14 million in 2020. West Palm Beach is the oldest incorporated municipality in South Florida. It became a city two years before Miami in November 1894. The city is located about 68 miles north of Downtown Miami.


    Pompano Beach Crime Rating:

    C (74.12% higher than national average)


    Pompano Beach is a city in Broward County, Florida. It is situated on the Atlantic Ocean coast, just north of Fort Lauderdale. The Hillsboro Inlet nearby is part of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway. Pompano Beach is a key city in the Miami metropolitan area, which had a population of 6.14 million people in 2020. According to the 2020 census, the population of Pompano Beach was 112,046. This makes it the sixth-largest city in Broward County, the ninth-largest city in the South Florida metropolitan area, and the 20th-largest city in Florida. Within the city, there is the Pompano Beach Airpark, which is home to the Goodyear Blimp Spirit of Innovation.




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    Florida Security Camera Laws


    Below are links to credible information about the laws that govern the use of CCTV systems and security cameras in the state of Florida. Our equipment meets all requirements for all local and state regulations nationwide and our installers are licensed and insured. It's the use or application of the equipment which is regulated. Make sure your intent is legal before you buy.


    • Laws on Security Cameras in Florida | Legal Beagle - Security cameras can be an effective means of security. Florida law allows security cameras as long as they are conspicuously placed or visitors have written warning of their existence. You cannot place cameras in places where a person would have a r (legalbeagle.com)

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    • Issues to Consider Prior to Installing Security Cameras on the Common Areas – Part I - Many associations now install security cameras on the common areas to guarantee video evidence of any intentional vandalism or negligent actions ... (floridacondohoalawblog.com)

    • Chapter 810 Section 145 - 2011 Florida Statutes - The Florida Senate (flsenate.gov)

    • Legality of Security Camera Usage & Placement in 2022 - Disclaimer: The information herein is provided for informational purposes only and is not legal advice, nor is it a substitute for obtaining advice from an (security.org)

    • Security Cameras in Public Areas: Florida Condo Law - Contact South Florida condo attorney Bakalar & Associates to learn more about condo complex security cameras and the laws surrounding them. (assoc-law.com)

    • Nanny Cams, Recordings, and Other Evidentiary Problems under Florida's Security of Communications; Surveillance Act - Law Office of David M. Garten, Esq. - PROBATE CORNER By: David M. Garten, Esq. ARTICLE: Nanny Cams, Recordings, and Other Evidentiary Problems under Florida's Security of Communications; Surveillance Act Everyone knows that nanny cams are legal. What if the nanny cam includes audio? Is t (gartenlaw.com)

    • Video And Audio Surveillance Laws: FL – VictimsVoice (victimsvoice.app)

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