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Total crime 25%
Violent crime 48%
Property crime 21%
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 peoplePalmetto/100k peopleFlorida/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime431n/a (estimate)3,1112,5242,489
Murder1n/a7.25.25.0
Rape8n/a57.739.442.6
Robbery8n/a57.775.581.6
Assault61n/a440.3258.3250.2
Violent crime78n/a (estimate)563378379
Burglary39n/a281.5295.2340.5
Theft297n/a2,143.61,668.71,549.5
Vehicle theft17n/a122.7181.8219.9
Property crime353n/a (estimate)2,5482,1462,110

Key findings

  • Palmetto crime rates are 25% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Palmetto are 48% higher than the national average
  • In Palmetto you have a 1 in 33 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Palmetto is safer than 15% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Palmetto has decreased by 16%

Palmetto crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Palmetto (per 100,000 people)

      The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily crimes in Palmetto for every 100,000 residents. The Palmetto total amount of daily crime is 1.23 times more than the Florida average and 1.25 times more than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Palmetto, is 1.49 times more than the Florida average, and it is 1.48 times more than the national average. The statistics for property crimes show that Palmetto has a daily crime average that is 1.19 times more than the Florida average and 1.21 times more than the daily national rate.

      How Safe is Palmetto (higher is better)

      How safe is Palmetto, Florida compared to other cities in Florida and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Palmetto is safer than 27% of the cities in Florida and 15% of the cities in the United States. These results are calculated by analyzing all cities in Florida and across the US as a whole and determining how many areas have a lower crime rate than Palmetto. Overall, Palmetto is ranked below average compared to all other cities across the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Palmetto

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Palmetto is 1 in 178
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Palmetto is 1 in 40
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Palmetto is 1 in 33
      Are you worried about becoming a crime victim? In Palmetto, your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 178. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 40 chance of being the victim of a property crime such as vehicle theft, personal property theft, and burglary. Your overall risk of becoming a crime victim in Palmetto is 1 in 33.

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

      An analysis of year to year crime rates in Palmetto, Florida (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 Palmetto has increased by 8%, the amount of property crime in Palmetto has decreased by 20%, and the total amount of crime in Palmetto has decreased by 16% year over year.

      Palmetto police department

      ItemPalmettoFloridaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)4531,023558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.54.23.3
      There are a total of 45 Palmetto police officers. This results in 3.5 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 17.9% less than the Florida average and 6.9% 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
      Anna Maria, FL1,12853301354
      Tierra Verde, FL3,46972409481
      Longboat Key, FL7,1580800800
      The Meadows, FL4,100120682803
      Holmes Beach, FL4,1190964964
      Whitfield, FL3,362147833979
      Cortez, FL4,0041729791,152
      Palmetto, FL13,1385632,5483,111

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Geneva, NY13,1361571,8411,999
      Meadville, PA13,1341631,2151,378
      Western Springs, IL13,13322973996
      Coatesville, PA13,1323921,7982,190
      Ridge, NY13,1293421,3071,649
      Palmetto, FL13,1385632,5483,111
      Source: The Palmetto, 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.