Reported Annual Crime In West Palm Beach

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWest Palm Beach/100k peopleFlorida/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime6,017n/a (estimate)5,7353,2752,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWest Palm Beach/100k peopleFlorida/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder22n/a21.05.14.9
Rape50n/a47.737.338.6
Robbery277n/a264.0104.3101.9
Assault575n/a548.0315.2237.8
Violent crime924n/a (estimate)881462373
Burglary780n/a743.4539.0491.4
Theft3,670n/a3,497.92,073.61,775.4
Vehicle theft643n/a612.9200.6220.2
Property crime5,093n/a (estimate)4,8542,8132,487
The table above provides a full overview of all reported crimes in West Palm Beach, FL for the year. The sum of recorded criminal acts in West 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 West Palm Beach, FL crime rates are 75% higher than in comparison to the Florida mean and are 101% higher than the nation's mean. In regards to violent offenses, West Palm Beach, FL has a rate that is 91% higher than the Florida average; compared to the United States, it is 136% higher than. Looking at crimes involving property, West Palm Beach, FL is 73% higher than its state's mean, and 95% higher than the country's average.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in West Palm Beach is 101% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 15.71 daily crimes that occur in West Palm Beach.
  • West Palm Beach is safer than 5% of the cities in the United States.
  • In West Palm Beach you have a 1 in 18 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in West Palm Beach has increased by 5%.

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

The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in West 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 West Palm Beach, FL the total number of daily crimes is 1.75 times more than the Florida average and 2.01 times more than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in West Palm Beach, FL is 1.91 times more than the Florida average and 2.36 times more than the national average. With regards to property crimes, West Palm Beach, FL has a daily crime rate that is 1.73 times more than the Florida average and 1.95 times more than the national average.

How Safe is West Palm Beach (higher is better)

When comparing the safety of West Palm Beach, FL compared to every other city in Florida as well as the entirety of the United States, the gauges found above illustrate that West Palm Beach, FL ranks safer than 8% of every city located within Florida along with 5% of the all the cities located in the United States. The results of these graphs are created after analyzing each of the cities in Florida and in the United States as a whole. It is then established the total amount of cities that have a lower crime rate than West Palm Beach, FL. As a result, West Palm Beach, FL is ranked below average when compared to the majority of US cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in West Palm Beach

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in West Palm Beach is 1 in 114
The chance of being a victim of property crime in West Palm Beach is 1 in 21
The chance of being a victim of crime in West Palm Beach is 1 in 18
Wondering what the chances are that you will be the victim of a crime in West Palm Beach, FL? The illustrations above show how likely you are to become a victim of violent crime, property crime or any crime. In West Palm Beach, FL you have a 1 in 114 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 21 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 18 chance of becoming a victim of crime in West Palm Beach, FL.

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

Determining whether West Palm Beach, FL is growing less or more safe for inhabitants is most easily done by comparing yearly crime rates. Graphs - like the one above - show crimes by crime type per 100,000 residents. They are displayed by crime types of violent, property, and total, in order to give a better overview of yearly crime rates. West Palm Beach, FL has increased by 7% in violent crimes. At the same time, property crime has increased by 4% year over year. Total crimes for West Palm Beach, FL has increased by 5% in the same time frame.

West Palm Beach police department

ItemWest Palm BeachFloridaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)35730,278556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.54.23.3
There are a total of 357 West Palm Beach police officers. This results in 3.5 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 17.7% less than the Florida average and 6.7% 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
Jupiter Farms, FL11,8031761,0721,248
Golf, FL2181871,1361,323
West Palm Beach, FL102,2838814,8545,735

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
North Charleston, SC102,1437355,2996,035
Columbia, MD102,1163801,9272,308
Boulder, CO102,0022082,6452,852
Broken Arrow, OK101,9171421,8171,960
The Woodlands, TX102,9111901,3021,492
West Palm Beach, FL102,2838814,8545,735
Source: The West 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.