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Crime Report for Fort Myers,

The HomeSurfer crime rating for Fort Myers, is 0.6 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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Fort Myers Crime Rating
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Violent Crime Rate
Data comes from the FBI Uniform Crime Rate database for 2008.


Fort Myers, has a violent crime rate of 1224 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

Fort Myers 1224
FL 805
National 676

Fort Myers, is in the 87% percentile rank in the state for Violent Crime. It is in the 94% percentile rank nationally. Lower numbers are better. In this case, 87% of cities in have crime rates equal to or lower than Fort Myers, or said another way, 13% of cities in have crime rates higher than Fort Myers.


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Crime Fort Myers FL Nation
Violent Crime Total 1224.1 805.0 676
Murder / NNH 16.9 7.4 6.5
Forcible Rape 53.8 33.9 31.1
Robbery Rate 354.8 271.4 197.4
Aggravated Assault 798.7 492.3 315
Property Crime Total 5133.1 4877.7 3726.9
Burglary 986.1 1145.0 812.3
Larceny Theft 3603.3 3318.6 2541.6
Motor Vehicle Theft 543.7 414.1 382.3
Arson 27.7 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.


Fort Myers, has a property crime rate of 5133.1 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

Fort Myers 5133.1
FL 4877.7
National 3727



Fort Myers Property Crime:
State Percentile Rank - 69
National Percentile Rank - 87