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.