How safe is Tampa, FL?

The crime rate in Tampa has been dropping over time, but the crime rate in St. Petersburg is generally higher than in Tampa. Both regions have active neighborhood watch groups.

Crime Index

Index Score: 7.4 /10

How we calculate this.


Tampa has a lower crime rate than similarly sized metro areas.

Crime Rate 2017

Crime rate is the number of crimes committed per 100,000 people.
Tampa, FL

333.1

Lower than average crime
Metro areas similar to Tampa
Chicago, IL

326.0

Lower than average crime
Dallas-Fort Worth, TX

369.0

Lower than average crime
Houston, TX

593.0

Higher than average crime
Tampa, FL

2101.6

Lower than average crime
Metro areas similar to Tampa
Chicago, IL

1979.0

Lower than average crime
Dallas-Fort Worth, TX

1357.0

Lower than average crime
Houston, TX

1481.0

Lower than average crime

Violent Crime Rate Over Time

Data sourced from the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Uniform Crime Report.