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Crime Report for St. Petersburg,

The HomeSurfer crime rating for St. Petersburg, is 0.3 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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St. Petersburg Crime Rating
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Violent Crime Rate
Data comes from the FBI Uniform Crime Rate database for 2008.


St. Petersburg, has a violent crime rate of 1385 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

St. Petersburg 1385
FL 805
National 676

St. Petersburg, is in the 91% percentile rank in the state for Violent Crime. It is in the 96% percentile rank nationally. Lower numbers are better. In this case, 91% of cities in have crime rates equal to or lower than St. Petersburg, or said another way, 9% of cities in have crime rates higher than St. Petersburg.


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Crime St. Petersburg FL Nation
Violent Crime Total 1385.4 805.0 676
Murder / NNH 8.2 7.4 6.5
Forcible Rape 45.3 33.9 31.1
Robbery Rate 450.4 271.4 197.4
Aggravated Assault 881.5 492.3 315
Property Crime Total 6336.2 4877.7 3726.9
Burglary 1740.8 1145.0 812.3
Larceny Theft 3994.5 3318.6 2541.6
Motor Vehicle Theft 601.0 414.1 382.3
Arson 34.1 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.


St. Petersburg, has a property crime rate of 6336.2 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

St. Petersburg 6336.2
FL 4877.7
National 3727



St. Petersburg Property Crime:
State Percentile Rank - 85
National Percentile Rank - 94