As of 2015, the crime rate in Port Charlotte, Florida is nearly 30 crimes per 1,000 residents. While this ranks as being safer than 24 percent of the cities in the United States, it is higher than 56 percent of all Florida cities and towns.
The overall crime rate in Port Charlotte is higher than the national average. It reports 175 violent crimes and 1,431 property crimes, for a total of 1,606 annual crimes per 1,000 residents. This translates to 3.22 violent crimes, and 26.31 property crimes per resident, meaning residents have a 1 in 34 chance of being a victim of a violent or property crime.