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New Smyrna Beach, Florida Crime Statistics

This webpage contains crime figures for New Smyrna Beach, Florida. You can examine the breakdown of crime by type, changes to crime numbers over time, and see how New Smyrna Beach compares to similar locations. If you are interested in seeing public records resources for New Smyrna Beach, Florida, you can click the Public Records tab at the top.

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 9,891 total crimes reported in New Smyrna Beach, Florida (1,157 of them violent). Of the 989 crimes that occur a year in New Smyrna Beach, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in New Smyrna Beach, Florida every 8 hours. This includes 6 murders, 48 rapes, and nearly seven thousand thefts (including 543 motor vehicle thefts).

Crime Trends

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in New Smyrna Beach, Florida for all 10 years. Over that interval, reported crime in New Smyrna Beach increased by 13 percent. Over that same time frame, violent crime increased by 10 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a gradual increase in crime over the last 10 years in New Smyrna Beach. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit more than one thousand for New Smyrna Beach, Florida in 2009.

Crime Trends in New Smyrna Beach, Florida (1999-2008)

Remember that these graphs show reported crime figures and some step offs in crime numbers may be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

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

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Crime Data Information

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