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Tampa, Florida Crime Statistics

This page contains crime numbers for Tampa, Florida. You can take a look at the breakdown of crime by type, changes to crime figures over time, and see how Tampa compares to similar locations. If you are interested in seeing public records information for Tampa, Florida, you can click the Public Records tab at the top.

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 287,835 total crimes reported in Tampa, Florida (51,896 of them violent). Of the 28,784 crimes that happen every year in Tampa, nearly one-half occur less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Tampa, Florida every 18 minutes. This includes 311 murders, 1,793 rapes, and almost one hundred and eighty thousand thefts (including 43,859 auto thefts).

Crime Trends

Over the preceding 10 years, crime data were available in Tampa, Florida for all 10 years. During that time frame, reported crime in Tampa has lessened by 73%. During the same interval, violent crime decreased by 122%. On the whole, the crime figures reflect a dramatic reduction in crime over the last 10 years in Tampa. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to eighteen thousand for Tampa, Florida in 2009.

Crime Trends in Tampa, Florida (1999-2008)

Keep in mind that these graphs show reported crime numbers and certain sharp changes in crime figures might be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in cities like Tampa, Florida (1999-2008)

Users are warned against reading into ranking data to decide 'how dangerous' a given location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or variations in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual chart bars to see crime numbers in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

Tampa, Florida law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. The data reported for Tampa conform to the FBI data quality guidelines. For more information, and a description of the statistical methods and data algorithms used by RecordsPedia, please visit our methodology section.

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