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Crime Report for Sarasota,

The HomeSurfer crime rating for Sarasota, is 0.4 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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Sarasota Crime Rating
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Violent Crime Rate
Data comes from the FBI Uniform Crime Rate database for 2008.


Sarasota, has a violent crime rate of 1123 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

Sarasota 1123
FL 805
National 676

Sarasota, is in the 83% percentile rank in the state for Violent Crime. It is in the 94% percentile rank nationally. Lower numbers are better. In this case, 83% of cities in have crime rates equal to or lower than Sarasota, or said another way, 17% of cities in have crime rates higher than Sarasota.


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Crime Sarasota FL Nation
Violent Crime Total 1123.2 805.0 676
Murder / NNH 15.4 7.4 6.5
Forcible Rape 42.5 33.9 31.1
Robbery Rate 378.3 271.4 197.4
Aggravated Assault 687.0 492.3 315
Property Crime Total 7074.8 4877.7 3726.9
Burglary 1572.8 1145.0 812.3
Larceny Theft 5137.2 3318.6 2541.6
Motor Vehicle Theft 364.7 414.1 382.3
Arson 23.2 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.


Sarasota, has a property crime rate of 7074.8 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

Sarasota 7074.8
FL 4877.7
National 3727



Sarasota Property Crime:
State Percentile Rank - 91
National Percentile Rank - 96