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Total crime 41%
Violent crime 8%
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 peoplePalmer/100k peopleAlaska/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime270n/a (estimate)3,6474,1862,580
Murder0n/a0.06.45.0
Rape3n/a40.5161.642.6
Robbery2n/a27.0121.586.2
Assault21n/a283.7595.4246.8
Violent crime26n/a (estimate)351885381
Burglary12n/a162.1539.6376.0
Theft215n/a2,904.22,219.01,594.6
Vehicle theft17n/a229.6541.9228.9
Property crime244n/a (estimate)3,2963,3012,200

Key findings

  • Palmer crime rates are 41% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Palmer are 8% lower than the national average
  • In Palmer you have a 1 in 28 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Palmer is safer than 23% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Palmer has increased by 31%

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

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      Daily Crime In Palmer (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Palmer, AK per 100,000 people. In Palmer, the total number of daily crimes is 1.15 times less than the Alaska average and 1.41 times more than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Palmer is 2.52 times less than the Alaska average and 1.08 times less than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Palmer has a daily crime rate that is 1.00 times less than the Alaska average and 1.50 times more than the national average.

      How Safe is Palmer (higher is better)

      What are the odds that you'll be safer in Palmer, Alaska compared to other areas of Alaska, as well as the rest of America? When it comes down to it, is Palmer safe? In the graphs above, it shows that Palmer is safer than 56% of Alaska cities, and 23% compared to all other cities across America. These statistics are calculated by taking a closer look at each city's crime rate in Alaska, as well as the rest of the US. It is then determined which cities see less crime than Palmer. At this time, Palmer sees a below average rate of crime in comparison to other United States cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Palmer

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Palmer is 1 in 285
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Palmer is 1 in 31
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Palmer is 1 in 28
      Are you at risk of becoming a victim of crime in Palmer, Alaska? If you reside in Palmer, then there is a 1 in 285 chance that you will experience a violent crime. These types of crimes may include homicide, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Your risk of being a victim of property crime is 1 in 31. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 28 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Palmer.

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

      An analysis of year to year crime rates in Palmer, Alaska (per 100,000 people) is a useful indicator of whether the area is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live. The amount of violent crime in Palmer has decreased by 6%, the amount of property crime in Palmer has increased by 37%, and the total amount of crime in Palmer has increased by 31% year over year.

      Palmer police department

      ItemPalmerAlaskaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)281,171558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents4.55.43.3
      There are a total of 28 Palmer police officers. This results in 4.5 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 16.1% less than the Alaska average and 39% greater than the National average.

      Sex offenders in Alaska

      StateTotal offendersAlaska /100KNational /100K
      Alaska3,433490266
      There are a total of 3,433 sex offenders in Alaska. This yields a total of 490 sex offenders in Alaska per 100,000 residents which is 84% greater than the national average.

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Lazy Mountain, AK1,5383211,1961,517
      Farm Loop, AK1,1193381,2591,597
      Sutton-Alpine, AK1,5644411,6432,084
      Butte, AK3,9054551,6972,151
      Gateway, AK6,0616642,4743,138
      Fishhook, AK5,8666982,6043,303
      Lakes, AK8,9447922,9513,743
      Palmer, AK6,5723513,2963,647

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Hillsboro, OH6,5722312,0932,323
      Ben Lomond, CA6,5732711,4451,716
      Carbondale, CO6,571102828930
      Union, OH6,5692602,0252,285
      Viola, NY6,575162665826
      Palmer, AK6,5723513,2963,647
      Source: The Palmer, AK 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.