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Civic Quality

Civic Quality measures the affordability of a region, the health and safety of its citizens, and the recreational opportunities that impact its quality of life.

Best Practices & Deeper Dives

How to Read the Tiles How to Read the Tiles


Provides a broad measure of safety and security.

Total Crime Index
Violent Crime Index


Tampa Bay continues to have lower crime rates than most of the comparison communities and is tied for first place for the lowest rates in Total Crime. Major crimes include burglary, larceny, car theft, assault, robbery, rape and murder. Tampa Bay ranks 6th in Violent Crime at 94. This communicates less risk than the national average for risk associated with a personal crime, such as assault, robbery, rape and murder.


  • A value above 100 indicates above average risk compared to the national average.
  • Exposure to violent crime can lead to long-term poor health outcomes.
  • Crime may lower property values, increase costs of law enforcement and have a negative impact on the image of the community.


  • A value below 100 indicates below average risk compared to the national average.
  • Areas with low crime rates are better able to attract investment and jobs, and support the overall health and prosperity of residents.


  • Levels of Urbanization
  • Population Stability
  • Poverty Rates
  • Law Enforcement Funding
  • Community’s Attitude Towards Crime