Melbourne, FL Criminal and Public Records

Are you searching for criminal records or background information on someone in Melbourne, FL? BeenVerified has access to public arrest records in Brevard County that can help you identify criminal background history for individuals in and around the Melbourne area. Melbourne has a population of 80,127, which makes it the 29th largest city in Florida, and an average income of $40,219. We’ve compiled helpful crime statistics below, or you can look up a specific person’s criminal records.

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Crime in Melbourne, FL

One of the first ways to gauge crime is to look at the reported crimes in that city over a year’s time. Keep in mind that you cannot compare one city’s reported crimes to another city’s reported crimes without also understanding any differences in population. In addition, the reported crime rate and the actual crime rate may be very different; crimes such as forcible rape are notoriously underreported, while crimes like motor vehicle theft have higher reporting rates.

In 2015, there were 718 reported violent crimes and 3150 reported property crimes in Melbourne. This compares to 93,626 reported violent crimes and 570,270 reported property crimes statewide in Florida. This makes Melbourne 25th in the state of Florida when it comes to violent crimes per 100k people.

The most common violent crime in Melbourne was agg. assault, with 517 reported. The most common property crime was larceny, with 2,488 reported.

In addition to these major crimes, there were a number of other offenses committed, but most of those were charged as misdemeanors. Our charts below have much more information.


Melbourne Crime Rankings:

Statewide (2015)

  • Population: 29th
  • Violent Crimes: 16th (25th per 100k)
  • Murder: 14th (66th per 100k)
  • Rape: 13th (23rd per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 14th (27th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 23rd (52nd per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 22nd (75th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 23rd (119th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 22nd (63rd per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 34th (112th per 100k)
  • Arson: 11th (30th per 100k)

Nationwide (2015)

  • Population: 419th
  • Violent Crimes: 169th (423rd per 100k)
  • Murder: 73rd (354th per 100k)
  • Rape: 129th (655th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 144th (455th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 208th (525th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 276th (1,237th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 295th (1,676th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 248th (1,107th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 367th (1,494th per 100k)
  • Arson: 104th (657th per 100k)

In Brevard County (2015)

  • Population: 2nd
  • Violent Crimes: 1st (2nd per 100k)
  • Murder: 2nd (4th per 100k)
  • Rape: 1st (3rd per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 1st (2nd per 100k)
  • Robbery: 1st (2nd per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 1st (3rd per 100k)
  • Burglary: 1st (3rd per 100k)
  • Larceny: 1st (3rd per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 2nd (4th per 100k)
  • Arson: 1st (4th per 100k)

General Data

  • Population: 80,127
  • Households: 33,619
  • Median Income: $40,219
  • Land Area: 37.539 miles2
  • Water Area: 5.708 miles2
  • Time Zone: EDT

Melbourne, FL Crime Rate Information

Crime Category 2014 2015
Murder 2 5
Rape 58 62
Agg. Assault 432 517
Robbery 119 134
Burglary 460 512
Vehicle Thefts 109 150
Arson 27 14

Violent Crimes in Melbourne, FL in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Murder 5
Rape 62
Aggravated Assault 517
Robbery 134

Property Crimes in Melbourne, FL in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Burglary 512
Larceny 2488
Motor Vehicle Theft 150
Arson 14

Property Crimes in Melbourne, FL

Year Property Crimes
2006 4010
2007 3942
2008 4202
2009 3980
2010 3672
2011 4010
2012 3374
2013 3377
2014 3102
2015 3150

Arson in Melbourne, FL

Year Arson
2006 9
2007 14
2008 13
2009 7
2010 13
2011 12
2012 15
2013 18
2014 27
2015 14

Florida Criminal Statistics:


Criminal Records Lookup

Do you want to lookup a specific individual’s criminal records? While a criminal background check may be important, it is important to understand that that the presence or absence of some criminal history may not be indicative of a person’s actual criminal behavior. People can be arrested for and charged with crimes that they did not commit, while other people may never be charged with crimes that they did commit. Therefore, when looking at an individual’s criminal background, it is important to understand the differences between arrests, charges, and convictions. It is equally important to understand that the absence of a criminal record does not guarantee that a person has not engaged in criminal behavior or will not engage in future criminal behavior.

All you need is a first name and last name to begin looking up someone’s criminal records. Try BeenVerified’s criminal records search.

You may also want to look at statewide reporting numbers.

Florida Statistics:

Crime Category 2014 2015
Violent Crimes 107521 93626
Murder 1149 1041
Rape 14614 12983
Agg. Assault 72895 63895
Robbery 24914 21137
Property Crimes 679446 570270
Burglary 143220 109268
Larceny 493647 420341
Vehicle Thefts 42579 40661
Arson 0 0

While the overall numbers can help you find some information, the crime rate is more informative. The crime rate can be reported in various ways; here we have chosen to report the crime rate as incidents per 1,000 people. By looking at the crime rate in a city, you can determine whether that city is more or less dangerous than surrounding cities. Here, we have compiled comparisons of the rate for various crimes in Melbourne and compared them to the rates for that same crime in Florida and nationwide.


Property Crimes in the state of Florida

Year Property Crimes
2006 721084
2007 746347
2008 758934
2009 712010
2010 669035
2011 671200
2012 632988
2013 607172
2014 679446
2015 570270

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