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Total crime 51%
Violent crime 61%
Property crime 50%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2018 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2019; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peoplePalm Beach/100k peopleFlorida/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime111n/a (estimate)1,2562,6672,580
Murder0n/a0.05.25.0
Rape1n/a11.339.642.6
Robbery2n/a22.679.386.2
Assault10n/a113.2260.8246.8
Violent crime13n/a (estimate)147385381
Burglary11n/a124.5337.7376.0
Theft77n/a871.31,750.81,594.6
Vehicle theft10n/a113.2193.3228.9
Property crime98n/a (estimate)1,1092,2822,200

Key findings

  • Palm Beach crime rates are 51% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Palm Beach are 61% lower than the national average
  • In Palm Beach you have a 1 in 80 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Palm Beach is safer than 67% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Palm Beach has decreased by 2%

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The Palm Beach crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Palm Beach 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 Palm Beach crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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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. In Palm Beach, the total number of daily crimes is 2.12 times less than the Florida average and 2.05 times less than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Palm Beach is 2.62 times less than the Florida average and 2.59 times less than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Palm Beach has a daily crime rate that is 2.06 times less than the Florida average and 1.98 times less than the national average.

      How Safe is Palm Beach (higher is better)

      Compared to the other cities in Florida and all other cities across the US, is Palm Beach safe? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Palm Beach is safer than 82% of other cities in the state of Florida. In addition, Palm Beach is safer than 67% 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. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Palm Beach 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 680
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Palm Beach is 1 in 91
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Palm Beach is 1 in 80
      How likely are you to become a victim of crime? In Palm Beach, Florida you have a 1 in 680 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 91 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 80 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Palm Beach.

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

      The year over year crime rate per 100,000 people for Palm Beach is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining if living in Palm Beach has become safer or more dangerous. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have increased by 29% in Palm Beach, while property crimes in Palm Beach have decreased by 5%. Total crime has decreased by 2% year over year.

      Palm Beach police department

      ItemPalm BeachFloridaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)8831,023558,732
      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 142.9% greater than the Florida average and 216.2% 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
      South Palm Beach, FL1,3090138138
      Gulf Stream, FL6600338338
      Loxahatchee Groves, FL3,342107634740
      Gun Club Estates, FL1,401124733856
      North Palm Beach, FL12,58191795885
      Haverhill, FL1,9841458581,002
      Golf, FL2131569221,077
      Palm Beach, FL8,5011471,1091,256

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Live Oak city, CA8,5015993,1873,786
      Signal Mountain, TN8,50070430500
      Jerseyville, IL8,5021211,1651,287
      Itasca, IL8,502731,0811,154
      Winchester, TN8,5046353,4104,045
      Palm Beach, FL8,5011471,1091,256
      Source: The Palm Beach, FL crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2018. 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.