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Bartow Crime Rankings:

Statewide (2015)

  • Population: 111th
  • Violent Crimes: 72nd (77th per 100k)
  • Rape: 47th (69th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 75th (70th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 72nd (93rd per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 86th (38th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 90th (112th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 86th (33rd per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 69th (76th per 100k)
  • Arson: 24th (89th per 100k)

Nationwide (2015)

  • Population: 2,065th
  • Violent Crimes: 522nd (958th per 100k)
  • Murder: 77th (413th per 100k)
  • Rape: 182nd (945th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 403rd (899th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 323rd (921st per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 945th (696th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 601st (1,555th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 841st (597th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 468th (1,075th per 100k)
  • Arson: 117th (781st per 100k)

In Polk County (2015)

  • Population: 4th
  • Violent Crimes: 3rd (2nd per 100k)
  • Rape: 3rd (4th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 3rd (2nd per 100k)
  • Robbery: 4th (4th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 3rd (1st per 100k)
  • Burglary: 4th (8th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 3rd (1st per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 3rd (3rd per 100k)
  • Arson: 3rd (5th per 100k)

General Data

  • Population: 18,972
  • Households: 5,931
  • Median Income: $43,209
  • Land Area: 45.907 miles2
  • Water Area: 6.422 miles2
  • Time Zone: EDT

Bartow, FL Crime Rate Information

Crime Category 2014 2015
Murder 1 0
Rape 7 9
Agg. Assault 102 83
Robbery 11 19
Burglary 184 127
Vehicle Thefts 35 48
Arson 2 1

Violent Crimes in Bartow, FL in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Murder 0
Rape 9
Aggravated Assault 83
Robbery 19

Property Crimes in Bartow, FL in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Burglary 127
Larceny 746
Motor Vehicle Theft 48
Arson 1

Rape in Bartow, FL

Year Rape
2006 14
2007 5
2008 10
2009 8
2010 6
2011 10
2012 6
2013 0
2014 7
2015 9

Robbery in Bartow, FL

Year Robbery
2006 47
2007 37
2008 39
2009 37
2010 34
2011 21
2012 21
2013 16
2014 11
2015 19

Florida Criminal Statistics:


As the table-above indicates, major crimes in 2015 in Bartow, FL included 111 violent crimes and 921 property crimes. The 111 violent crimes included: 0 murders, 83 aggravated assaults, 9 forcible rapes, and 19 robberies. The 921 property crimes included: 48 motor vehicle thefts, 127 burglaries, 1 count of arson, and 746 counts of larceny and/or theft. Of course, there were additional offenses in Bartow, FL which fell outside of the major crime category; these crimes are generally charged as misdemeanors. It is important to realize that the numbers above reflect the reported crime rate, not the actual crime rate. Depending on the crime, there can be a huge disparity between the actual crime rate and the reporting rate.

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

Looking for information on a specific individual in Bartow, FL? BeenVerified can help you locate background check and criminal records for individuals living in Bartow or in the greater Bartow, FL metropolitan area. These records can help you determine if someone has been arrested for, charged with, or convicted of a crime. However, it is important to realize that the absence of a criminal record is no guarantee that a person has not engaged in criminal behavior.

Most major metropolitan areas include suburbs and surrounding areas. Crimes in those areas may not be charged in the city, but in the surrounding county or state. Therefore, it may be important to look at statewide crime statistics.


Rape in the state of Florida

Year Rape
2006 6475
2007 6151
2008 5972
2009 5501
2010 5373
2011 5274
2012 5260
2013 11482
2014 14614
2015 12983

You may also want to look at crime trends to compare a city to the state or the country, as a whole. To do this, you do not look at the overall number of crimes, but at the crime rate. It is also helpful to look at crime rates over time to determine whether a city or state is experiencing a growth in crime compared to the country, as a whole. Conventionally, the crime rate is reported as incidents per 1,000 people.

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