South Daytona, FL crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2019 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2020 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2020 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more about Scout's Crime Data

The crime rate in South Daytona is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 19 crimes per one thousand residents, it is not among the communities with the very highest crime rate. The chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime in South Daytona is 1 in 54. Based on FBI crime data, South Daytona is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Florida, South Daytona has a crime rate that is higher than 53% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

How does the crime rate in South Daytona compare to similar sized communities across America? When NeighborhoodScout compared South Daytona with other communities its size, we found that the crime rate was near the average for all other communities of similar size. So, whether South Daytona's crime rate is high or low compared to all places in the US, when we control for population size and compare it to places that are similar in size, it is near the middle of the pack in crime rate; not much more or less dangerous, and about what we would expect from the statistics.

Now let us turn to take a look at how South Daytona does for violent crimes specifically, and then how it does for property crimes. This is important because the overall crime rate can be further illuminated by understanding if violent crime or property crimes (or both) are the major contributors to the general rate of crime in South Daytona.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in South Daytona occurs at a rate higher than in most communities of all population sizes in America. The chance that a person will become a victim of a violent crime in South Daytona; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 436. This equates to a rate of 2 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that South Daytona's rate for property crime is 16 per one thousand population. This makes South Daytona a place where there is an above average chance of becoming a victim of a property crime, when compared to all other communities in America of all population sizes. Property crimes are motor vehicle theft, arson, larceny, and burglary. Your chance of becoming a victim of any of these crimes in South Daytona is one in 61.

South Daytona Crime Data


Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 31% of U.S. Cities

South Daytona Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
National Median: 4
    South Daytona

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 436

in South Daytona

1 in 264

in Florida


Population: 13,080
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 1 6 23
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.08 0.46 1.76


Population: 328,239,523
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 16,425 139,815 267,988 821,182
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.43 0.82 2.50

Property Crime

Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

100 75 50 25 0
National Median: 21
    South Daytona

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 61

in South Daytona

1 in 47

in Florida

South Daytona Property CRIMES

Population: 13,080
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 54 134 25
Rate per 1,000 4.13 10.24 1.91

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 328,239,523
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,117,696 5,086,096 721,885
Rate per 1,000 3.41 15.50 2.20

South Daytona Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
National Median: 28.3
    South Daytona