Reported Annual Crime In Palatka

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peoplePalatka/100k peopleFlorida/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime614n/a (estimate)5,8822,9202,745
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peoplePalatka/100k peopleFlorida/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.05.05.3
Rape5n/a47.937.841.7
Robbery30n/a287.488.698.0
Assault42n/a402.3276.5248.9
Violent crime77n/a (estimate)738408383
Burglary81n/a775.9423.4430.4
Theft417n/a3,994.61,884.51,694.4
Vehicle theft39n/a373.6204.5237.4
Property crime537n/a (estimate)5,1442,5122,362
A comprehensive overview of any and all yearly reported crimes in Palatka, FL is shown in the table above. In order to provide more clarity, the total number of crimes is shown as well as the amount of crimes committed per 100,000 people. The crimes indicated in the table are separated into two different categories. These categories are property crimes and violent crimes. According to the table, the overall crime rate is 101% higher than the average of crimes committed in Florida. It is also 114% higher than the national average. When it comes to violent crimes, Palatka, FL shows a crime rate that is 81% higher than the Florida average. The crime rate is also 93% higher than the national average. When it comes to property crimes, Palatka, FL is shown to be 105% higher than the Florida average and 118% higher than the national average.

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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 low crime compared to the areas with high crime. The Palatka crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Palatka is 114% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 16.11 daily crimes that occur in Palatka.
  • Palatka is safer than 4% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Palatka you have a 1 in 18 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Palatka has decreased by 23%.

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Daily Crime In Palatka (per 100,000 people)

The illustration above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Palatka, FL on a daily bases (per 100,000 people) to crimes committed throughout the state of Florida. A comparison to the average number of daily national crimes is displayed as well. According to the latest crime statistics, daily crimes in Palatka, FL (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to Florida state wide, are 2.01 times more than the state average and 2.14 times more than than national statistics. Violent crimes committed in Palatka, FL on a daily bases are 1.81 times more than than Florida average and 1.93 times more than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Palatka, FL are 2.05 times more than the daily state average and 2.18 times more than the daily national numbers.

How Safe is Palatka (higher is better)

Are people any safer living in the Palatka, FL area in comparison to other Florida communities and all other cities throughout the United States? The evidence provided by these graphs show Palatka, FL being safer than 8% of cities in Florida and 4% of cities across the United States as a whole. 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, FL. In conclusion, Palatka, FL now ranks below average in comparison to all United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Palatka

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Palatka is 1 in 136
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Palatka is 1 in 20
The chance of being a victim of crime in Palatka is 1 in 18
Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Palatka, FL? The illustrations above show how likely you are to become a victim of violent crime, property crime or any crime. In Palatka, FL you have a 1 in 136 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 20 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 Palatka, FL.

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

The year over year crime rate for Palatka, FL is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining whether living in Palatka, 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 decreased by 15% in Palatka, FL, while property crimes in Palatka, FL have decreased by 24%. Crimes in total for Palatka, FL have decreased by 23% 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
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
Welaka, FL6141471,0281,175
East Palatka, FL2,2222141,3191,534
Interlachen, FL1,6862201,3521,572
Pomona Park, FL1,0772231,3741,598
Flagler Estates, FL3,5332881,7712,059
Crescent City, FL1,7423243,6273,951
Hastings, FL7525583,4373,996
Palatka, FL10,4077385,1445,882

Cities with similar population

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Comstock Park, MI10,4014851,9392,424
Greencastle, IN10,4134682,8343,302
Wabash, IN10,4144692,8413,310
Big Lake, MN10,3939550559
Grimes, IA10,4221961,4201,616
Palatka, FL10,4077385,1445,882
Source: The Palatka, FL crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2017. 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.
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