Reported Annual Crime In Palm Beach

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peoplePalm Beach/100k peopleFlorida/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime144n/a (estimate)1,6773,2752,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peoplePalm Beach/100k peopleFlorida/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.05.14.9
Rape0n/a0.037.338.6
Robbery3n/a34.9104.3101.9
Assault6n/a69.9315.2237.8
Violent crime9n/a (estimate)105462373
Burglary24n/a279.5539.0491.4
Theft91n/a1,059.92,073.61,775.4
Vehicle theft20n/a232.9200.6220.2
Property crime135n/a (estimate)1,5722,8132,487
The table above provides a full overview of all reported crimes in Palm Beach, FL for the year. The sum of recorded criminal acts in Palm Beach, FL is displayed; for comparisons, each offense is also shown in regards to the amount of offenses per 100,000 people. Along with this, they are separated into multiple categories: violent crimes and property crimes. The crime data reveals that the overall Palm Beach, FL crime rates are 49% lower than in comparison to the Florida mean and are 41% lower than the nation's mean. In regards to violent offenses, Palm Beach, FL has a rate that is 77% lower than the Florida average; compared to the United States, it is 72% lower than. Looking at crimes involving property, Palm Beach, FL is 44% lower than its state's mean, and 37% lower than the country's average.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Palm Beach is 41% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 4.59 daily crimes that occur in Palm Beach.
  • Palm Beach is safer than 69% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Palm Beach you have a 1 in 60 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Palm Beach has decreased by 8%.

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Daily Crime In Palm Beach (per 100,000 people)

The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Palm Beach, FL per 100,000 people. For comparison purposes, the number of daily crimes is also reported for Florida and on a national level. In Palm Beach, FL the total number of daily crimes is 1.95 times less than the Florida average and 1.71 times less than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Palm Beach, FL is 4.41 times less than the Florida average and 3.55 times less than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Palm Beach, FL has a daily crime rate that is 1.79 times less than the Florida average and 1.58 times less than the national average.

How Safe is Palm Beach (higher is better)

Compared to the other cities in Florida and cities in all other U.S. states, how safe is Palm Beach, FL? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Palm Beach, FL has been ranked safer than 86% of other cities in the state of Florida. In addition, Palm Beach, FL is safer than 69% of cities in the entire United States. To achieve these results, all Florida and United States cities were analyzed to determine how many locations had a lower crime rate than Palm Beach, FL. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Palm Beach, FL is above average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Palm Beach

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Palm Beach is 1 in 954
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Palm Beach is 1 in 64
The chance of being a victim of crime in Palm Beach is 1 in 60
Wondering what the chances are that you will be the victim of a crime in Palm Beach, FL? The illustrations above show how likely you are to become a victim of violent crime, property crime or any crime. In Palm Beach, FL you have a 1 in 954 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery and assault. With regards to property crime, you have a 1 in 64 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 60 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Palm Beach, FL.

Year Over Year Crime In Palm Beach (per 100,000 people)

The year over year crime rate for Palm Beach, FL is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining whether living in Palm Beach, FL has become a safer or more dangerous place to live. For example, the above graph shows the year over year crime rate for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have increased by 128% in Palm Beach, FL, while property crimes in Palm Beach, FL have decreased by 12%. Crimes in total for Palm Beach, FL have decreased by 8% year over year.

Palm Beach police department

ItemPalm BeachFloridaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)8830,278556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents10.34.23.3
There are a total of 88 Palm Beach police officers. This results in 10.3 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 142.6% greater than the Florida average and 214.7% greater than the National average.

Sex offenders in Florida

StateTotal offendersFlorida /100KNational /100K
Florida64,107393222
There are a total of 64,107 sex offenders in Florida. This yields a total of 393 sex offenders in Florida per 100,000 residents which is 77% greater than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Loxahatchee Groves, FL3,263124752876
South Palm Beach, FL1,2770985985
Haverhill, FL1,9661681,0211,188
Gulf Stream, FL74701,1951,195
Golf, FL2181871,1361,323
Palm Beach, FL8,3441051,5721,677

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Seven Corners, VA8,3431611,5351,697
Dumbarton, VA8,3462432,3172,561
Jefferson City, TN8,3423463,8014,147
Lewistown, PA8,3416153,1973,812
Commerce, TX8,3483892,2682,657
Palm Beach, FL8,3441051,5721,677
Source: The Palm Beach, FL crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2015. The crime report encompasses more than 18,000 city and state law enforcement agencies reporting data on property and violent crimes. The uniform crime reports program represents approximately 309 million American residents, which results in 98% coverage of metropolitan statistical areas.