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Crime Report for Tampa,

The HomeSurfer crime rating for Tampa, is 0.9 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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Tampa Crime Rating
(higher ratings are better)



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


Tampa, has a violent crime rate of 883 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

Tampa 883
FL 805
National 676

Tampa, is in the 73% percentile rank in the state for Violent Crime. It is in the 90% percentile rank nationally. Lower numbers are better. In this case, 73% of cities in have crime rates equal to or lower than Tampa, or said another way, 27% of cities in have crime rates higher than Tampa.


  Review crime rate data for Tampa,

Crime Tampa FL Nation
Violent Crime Total 883.0 805.0 676
Murder / NNH 8.0 7.4 6.5
Forcible Rape 24.6 33.9 31.1
Robbery Rate 313.4 271.4 197.4
Aggravated Assault 536.9 492.3 315
Property Crime Total 4600.0 4877.7 3726.9
Burglary 1216.3 1145.0 812.3
Larceny Theft 2863.7 3318.6 2541.6
Motor Vehicle Theft 520.0 414.1 382.3
Arson 38.9 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.


Tampa, has a property crime rate of 4600.0 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

Tampa 4600.0
FL 4877.7
National 3727



Tampa Property Crime:
State Percentile Rank - 59
National Percentile Rank - 83