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Crime Report for Fort Walton Beach,

The HomeSurfer crime rating for Fort Walton Beach, is 1.6 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 Walton Beach Crime Rating
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Violent Crime Rate
Data comes from the FBI Uniform Crime Rate database for 2008.


Fort Walton Beach, has a violent crime rate of 494 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 Walton Beach 494
FL 805
National 676

Fort Walton Beach, is in the 50% percentile rank in the state for Violent Crime. It is in the 78% percentile rank nationally. Lower numbers are better. In this case, 50% of cities in have crime rates equal to or lower than Fort Walton Beach, or said another way, 50% of cities in have crime rates higher than Fort Walton Beach.


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Crime Fort Walton Beach FL Nation
Violent Crime Total 493.9 805.0 676
Murder / NNH 0.0 7.4 6.5
Forcible Rape 47.8 33.9 31.1
Robbery Rate 111.5 271.4 197.4
Aggravated Assault 334.6 492.3 315
Property Crime Total 4205.8 4877.7 3726.9
Burglary 945.3 1145.0 812.3
Larceny Theft 3048.2 3318.6 2541.6
Motor Vehicle Theft 212.4 414.1 382.3
Arson 10.6 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 Walton Beach, has a property crime rate of 4205.8 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 Walton Beach 4205.8
FL 4877.7
National 3727



Fort Walton Beach Property Crime:
State Percentile Rank - 51
National Percentile Rank - 79