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Crime Report for Melbourne,

The HomeSurfer crime rating for Melbourne, is 0.5 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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Melbourne Crime Rating
(higher ratings are better)



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


Melbourne, has a violent crime rate of 1254 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

Melbourne 1254
FL 805
National 676

Melbourne, is in the 88% percentile rank in the state for Violent Crime. It is in the 95% percentile rank nationally. Lower numbers are better. In this case, 88% of cities in have crime rates equal to or lower than Melbourne, or said another way, 12% of cities in have crime rates higher than Melbourne.


  Review crime rate data for Melbourne,

Crime Melbourne FL Nation
Violent Crime Total 1253.8 805.0 676
Murder / NNH 10.4 7.4 6.5
Forcible Rape 40.1 33.9 31.1
Robbery Rate 287.2 271.4 197.4
Aggravated Assault 916.1 492.3 315
Property Crime Total 5437.0 4877.7 3726.9
Burglary 1264.1 1145.0 812.3
Larceny Theft 3870.0 3318.6 2541.6
Motor Vehicle Theft 302.8 414.1 382.3
Arson 16.8 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.


Melbourne, has a property crime rate of 5437.0 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

Melbourne 5437.0
FL 4877.7
National 3727



Melbourne Property Crime:
State Percentile Rank - 73
National Percentile Rank - 89