Margate, FL Criminal and Public Records

Are you searching for criminal records or background information on someone in Margate, FL? BeenVerified has access to public arrest records in Broward County that can help you identify criminal background history for individuals in and around the Margate area. Margate has a population of 57,234, which makes it the 47th largest city in Florida, and an average income of $42,786. We’ve compiled helpful crime statistics below, or you can look up a specific person’s criminal records.

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Crime in Margate, 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 115 reported violent crimes and 1045 reported property crimes in Margate. This compares to 93,626 reported violent crimes and 570,270 reported property crimes statewide in Florida. This makes Margate 185th in the state of Florida when it comes to violent crimes per 100k people.

The most common violent crime in Margate was agg. assault, with 86 reported. The most common property crime was larceny, with 771 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.


Margate Crime Rankings:

Statewide (2015)

  • Population: 47th
  • Violent Crimes: 70th (185th per 100k)
  • Murder: 17th (82nd per 100k)
  • Rape: 54th (180th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 74th (176th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 66th (172nd per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 82nd (216th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 72nd (213th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 82nd (215th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 51st (133rd per 100k)
  • Arson: 21st (80th per 100k)

Nationwide (2015)

  • Population: 664th
  • Violent Crimes: 518th (2,920th per 100k)
  • Murder: 76th (382nd per 100k)
  • Rape: 189th (1,391st per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 400th (2,532nd per 100k)
  • Robbery: 317th (1,447th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 863rd (4,233rd per 100k)
  • Burglary: 548th (3,415th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 819th (4,124th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 423rd (1,690th per 100k)
  • Arson: 114th (764th per 100k)

In Broward County (2015)

  • Population: 15th
  • Violent Crimes: 15th (19th per 100k)
  • Murder: 7th (10th per 100k)
  • Rape: 18th (21st per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 17th (18th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 17th (23rd per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 17th (22nd per 100k)
  • Burglary: 17th (18th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 16th (22nd per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 15th (18th per 100k)
  • Arson: 8th (11th per 100k)

General Data

  • Population: 57,234
  • Households: 20,651
  • Median Income: $42,786
  • Land Area: 8.858 miles2
  • Water Area: 0.23 miles2
  • Time Zone: EDT

Margate, FL Crime Rate Information

Crime Category 2014 2015
Murder 0 2
Rape 1 2
Agg. Assault 88 86
Robbery 37 25
Burglary 226 181
Vehicle Thefts 78 93
Arson 0 4

Violent Crimes in Margate, FL in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Murder 2
Rape 2
Aggravated Assault 86
Robbery 25

Property Crimes in Margate, FL in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Burglary 181
Larceny 771
Motor Vehicle Theft 93
Arson 4

Burglary in Margate, FL

Year Burglary
2006 247
2007 221
2008 268
2009 301
2010 337
2011 364
2012 309
2013 409
2014 226
2015 181

Robbery in Margate, FL

Year Robbery
2006 43
2007 55
2008 64
2009 50
2010 44
2011 43
2012 42
2013 35
2014 37
2015 25

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.

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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 Margate and compared them to the rates for that same crime in Florida and nationwide.


Burglary in the state of Florida

Year Burglary
2006 170873
2007 181833
2008 188467
2009 181884
2010 169119
2011 170171
2012 153563
2013 138916
2014 143220
2015 109268

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