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Key West, Florida Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 2000 and 2008 there were 18,576 total crimes reported in Key West, Florida (1,749 of them violent). Of the 2,064 crimes that happen every year in Key West, nearly one-half occur less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Key West, Florida every 4 hours. This includes 8 murders, 198 rapes, and almost fourteen thousand thefts (including 1,981 auto thefts).

Total Crime in Key West, Florida (2000-2008)

Please note that these figures do not include crime statistics for 1999, as there were no data available for that year.

Crime Trends

Over the preceding 10 years, crime data were available in Key West, Florida for 9 years. During that time frame, reported crime in Key West has lessened by 20%. During the same interval, violent crime decreased by 21%. On the whole, the crime figures reflect a slight reduction in crime over the last 9 years in Key West. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to two thousand for Key West, Florida in 2009.

Crime Trends in Key West, Florida (2000-2008)

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

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Crime Data Information

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