The county of Gulf had 651 arrests during the past three years. For 2017, the arrest rate was 1,263.29 per 100,000 residents. This is 70.94% higher than the national average of 739.02 per 100,000 people. Of the total arrests, 27 were for violent crimes such as murder, rape, and robbery. Gulf also processed 175 arrests for property crimes during the same year. Compared to Alachua and Brevard, Gulf is a more dangerous place to live.
The most popular crime committed in Gulf is larceny/theft totaling 90, followed by burglary, and then aggravated assault.
Violent crimes include murder, manslaughter, rape, robbery and aggravated assault. Gulf County has a higher rate of non-violent crime. For 2017, Gulf tallied 27 violent crimes and 175 non-violent crimes. When compared to the national average of 739.02, Gulf is higher by 70.94% than the national average.
The majority of arrests made in Gulf are between the ages of 21-30. The age group committing the fewest number of crimes is between the ages of 61-70.