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West Melbourne, Florida Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 2000 and 2008 there were 4,765 total crimes reported in West Melbourne, Florida (412 of them violent). Of the 529 crimes that occur a year in West Melbourne, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in West Melbourne, Florida every 16 hours. This includes 2 murders, 11 rapes, and more than three thousand thefts (including 229 motor vehicle thefts).

Total Crime in West Melbourne, 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

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in West Melbourne, Florida for 9 years. Over that interval, reported crime in West Melbourne increased by 44 percent. Over that same time frame, violent crime increased by 2 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a sudden increase in crime over the last 9 years in West Melbourne. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit nearly seven hundred for West Melbourne, Florida in 2009.

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

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 West Melbourne, Florida (2000-2008)

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Crime Data Information

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