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Total crime 112%
Violent crime 34%
Property crime 126%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2019 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2020; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peoplePalatka/100k peopleFlorida/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime552n/a (estimate)5,2822,5242,489
Murder0n/a0.05.25.0
Rape1n/a9.639.442.6
Robbery11n/a105.375.581.6
Assault41n/a392.3258.3250.2
Violent crime53n/a (estimate)507378379
Burglary71n/a679.4295.2340.5
Theft408n/a3,904.31,668.71,549.5
Vehicle theft20n/a191.4181.8219.9
Property crime499n/a (estimate)4,7752,1462,110

Key findings

  • Palatka crime rates are 112% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Palatka are 34% higher than the national average
  • In Palatka you have a 1 in 19 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Palatka is safer than 10% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Palatka has decreased by 26%

Palatka crime map

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The Palatka crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Palatka as reported by the local law enforcement agency. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Palatka crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Palatka (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Palatka on a daily basis (per 100,000 people) to crimes committed throughout the state of Florida and the USA. According to the latest crime statistics, daily crimes in Palatka (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to Florida, are 2.09 times more than the state average and 2.12 times more than than national average. Violent crimes committed in Palatka on a daily basis are 1.34 times more than than Florida average and 1.34 times more than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Palatka are 2.23 times more than the daily state average and 2.26 times more than the daily national numbers.

      How Safe is Palatka (higher is better)

      Are people any safer living in Palatka in comparison to other Florida communities and all other areas throughout the United States? When we look at all cities across America, is Palatka safe? The evidence provided by these graphs show Palatka being safer than 20% of cities in Florida and 10% of cities across the United States. This is evident by tracking Florida cities as well as all US cities over a one year period to contrast crime statistics as they relate to Palatka. In conclusion, Palatka ranks below average compared to the rest of the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Palatka

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Palatka is 1 in 198
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Palatka is 1 in 21
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Palatka is 1 in 19
      Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Palatka? In Palatka, FL you have a 1 in 198 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 motor vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 19 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Palatka.

      Year Over Year Crime In Palatka (per 100,000 people)

      The year over year crime rate per 100,000 people for Palatka is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining if living in Palatka has become safer or more dangerous. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have decreased by 52% in Palatka, while property crimes in Palatka have decreased by 21%. Total crime has decreased by 26% year over year.

      Palatka police department

      ItemPalatkaFloridaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)4131,023558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.84.23.3
      There are a total of 41 Palatka police officers. This results in 3.8 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 9.1% less than the Florida average and 18.3% greater than the National average.

      Sex offenders in Florida

      StateTotal offendersFlorida /100KNational /100K
      Florida53,771330266
      There are a total of 53,771 sex offenders in Florida. This yields a total of 330 sex offenders in Florida per 100,000 residents which is 24% greater than the national average.

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Welaka, FL6141409831,124
      East Palatka, FL2,2221991,1271,326
      Interlachen, FL1,6862031,1551,359
      Pomona Park, FL1,0772071,1741,381
      Flagler Estates, FL3,5332661,5131,779
      Crescent City, FL1,7426492,5973,247
      Hastings, FL7525172,9373,454
      Palatka, FL10,4075074,7755,282

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Comstock Park, MI10,4014711,7072,178
      Greencastle, IN10,4134352,3112,746
      Wabash, IN10,4144362,3172,753
      Big Lake, MN10,39344489534
      Grimes, IA10,4221781,1591,337
      Palatka, FL10,4075074,7755,282
      Source: The Palatka, FL crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2019. 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.