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Gulfport, Florida Crime Statistics

This webpage contains crime data for Gulfport, Florida. You can look at the breakdown of crime by type, changes to crime rates over time, and see how Gulfport compares to similar locations. If you are interested in seeing public records links for Gulfport, Florida, you can click the Public Records tab at the top.

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 7,093 total crimes reported in Gulfport, Florida (869 of them violent). Of the 709 crimes that transpire each year in Gulfport, just about one half take place less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Gulfport, Florida every 12 hours. This includes 2 murders, 37 rapes, and close to five thousand thefts (including 641 automobile thefts).

Crime Trends

Throughout the last 10 years, crime data were available in Gulfport, Florida for all 10 years. Over that period of time, reported crime in Gulfport has diminished by 40 per-cent. In the course of the same period, violent crime dropped by 79 per-cent. Taken as a whole, the crime rates are a sign of a slow drop off in crime over the last 10 years in Gulfport. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to six hundred for Gulfport, Florida in 2009.

Crime Trends in Gulfport, Florida (1999-2008)

Bear in mind that these graphs show reported crime data and large changes in crime rates can be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

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

Individuals are dissuaded against drawing conclusions from ranking data to determine 'how dangerous' a particular location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or discrepencies in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual figure bars to see crime data in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

Gulfport, Florida law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. The data reported for Gulfport 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.