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Crime Report for Alachua,

The HomeSurfer crime rating for Alachua, is 1.7 out of a possible 5 total points. Higher ratings indicate that your area is safer. The HomeSurfer crime rating is calculated depending on how the crime rate in your city compares with crime in the state and the nation. Violent crime is weighed more heavily than property crime, and the national ranking is more important than the state ranking.

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Alachua Crime Rating
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Violent Crime Rate
Data comes from the FBI Uniform Crime Rate database for 2008.


Alachua, has a violent crime rate of 458 incidents per 100,000 people. This compares with a rate of 805 in and a rate of 676 nationally. Lower numbers are better, indicating that fewer crimes happen per person in the population.


Violent Crime Rate
Incidents per 100,000

Alachua 458
FL 805
National 676

Alachua, is in the 46% percentile rank in the state for Violent Crime. It is in the 76% percentile rank nationally. Lower numbers are better. In this case, 46% of cities in have crime rates equal to or lower than Alachua, or said another way, 54% of cities in have crime rates higher than Alachua.


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Crime Alachua FL Nation
Violent Crime Total 457.5 805.0 676
Murder / NNH 0.0 7.4 6.5
Forcible Rape 10.6 33.9 31.1
Robbery Rate 63.8 271.4 197.4
Aggravated Assault 383.1 492.3 315
Property Crime Total 3820.0 4877.7 3726.9
Burglary 1021.5 1145.0 812.3
Larceny Theft 2628.2 3318.6 2541.6
Motor Vehicle Theft 170.3 414.1 382.3
Arson 0.0 17.9 23.3


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Property Crime Rate
Property crime includes burglary, larceny, vehicle theft, and arson. Data comes from the FBI Uniform Crime Rate database for 2008.


Alachua, has a property crime rate of 3820.0 incidents per 100,000 people. This compares with an average rate of 4877.7 in and an average rate of 3727 incidents per 100,000 nationally. Lower numbers are better, indicating that fewer crimes happen per person in the population.


Property Crime Rate
Incidents per 100,000

Alachua 3820.0
FL 4877.7
National 3727



Alachua Property Crime:
State Percentile Rank - 46
National Percentile Rank - 75