Tallahassee Murder Rates Higher Than Miami, Orlando; Less Than Jacksonville,Tampa

Tallahassee Murder Rates Higher Than Miami, Orlando; Less Than Jacksonville,Tampa

A review of FDLE crime date shows that during 2017 there was 9.0 murders in the city of Tallahassee for every 100,000 residents. Tallahassee finished the year with 17 murders.

The graph below shows that this murder rate ranked third when compared to the 10 largest cities in Florida. Jacksonville (12.2) and Tampa (10.5) were ranked ahead of Tallahassee.

Tallahassee had a higher murder rate than six other cities which included Orlando (8.2) and Miami (7.6).

Gainesville and Lakeland, two other cities often compared to Tallahassee, had significantly lower murder rates in 2017. Gainesville, with a population of 129,816, had a murder rate of 3.1 and Lakeland, with a population of 104,185 had a murder rate of 1.0.

Tallahassee’s murder rate trend has consistently increased since 2009.

5 Responses to "Tallahassee Murder Rates Higher Than Miami, Orlando; Less Than Jacksonville,Tampa"

  1. News Maven   September 18, 2018 at 7:55 pm

    Wonder if Gillum will say to DeSantis in a debate: “My city’s murder rate is lower than yours.”

  2. Hope   September 18, 2018 at 9:05 pm

    Yes, it would be interesting to listen to that discussion, to see how Gillum would deal with the crime rate statewide, when he refuses to deal with it or even acknowledge it in Tallahassee. Gillum has set the bar so low on this topic DeSantis easily score big and leave them in the dust; as DeSantis did today on

  3. In The Know   September 25, 2018 at 1:10 pm

    I’m getting so tired of seeing this graphic. The crime rate is based on crime and POPULATION. Tallahassee is home to 2 major universities and a major community college which is nearly (if not more than) 75,000 people that are not counted towards our resident population. In addition, the city receives that many (again, if not more) people from neighboring counties for work, school, play, etc. that also do not count towards our population. This, by no means, doesn’t discount that Tallahassee has it’s issues. However, I think it’s uneducated to keep reporting us as the third highest crime rate without considering the actual factors involved. The system doesn’t recognize our large transient population. If you use the FDLE calculations for an increase of 100,000 residents over the documented 189,625 residents, the murder rate actually ends up being 6 (rounded up from 5.86). This would then put us 8th highest, behind all of the largest cities that you would expect to have the highest rates. Again, that is 17 homicides more than any of us would like to see, but please stop degrading our beautiful city with half truths and not reporting the unreported facts.

  4. Vote Andrew Gillum   October 6, 2018 at 10:13 pm

    @ In The Know
    Very well said!

  5. ROLL RED WAVE   October 8, 2018 at 4:58 pm

    the crime rate is base on RESIDENTS… it does not count the college students or workers coming there.. It is Tax paying residents… well now I wondering. Because with the people that choose not to work. So yes it is correct. Now tell me what city Desantis is the mayor of? Gillums crime rate has dropped so far this year. But he had nowhere to go but down. Now remember he still has 2.5 months to go…


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