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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2022 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2023; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peoplePalmyra/100k peopleWisconsin/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime15n/a (estimate)8901,6822,324
Violent crime2n/a (estimate)119297370
Vehicle theft0n/a0.0250.3282.7
Property crime13n/a (estimate)7711,3851,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Palmyra, WI

Looking at the most recent crime report, the crime rate in Palmyra is 61.7% lower than the national average. These crimes fall into two primary categories: violent and property. Violent crimes encompass murder, rape, robbery and assault, while property crimes involve theft, vehicle theft and burglary. In Palmyra, there were 2 reported violent crimes, equivalent to 119 per 100,000 individuals, 67.9% lower than the national average. Additionally, there were 13 property crimes, amounting to 771 per 100,000 residents, 60.6% lower than the U.S. average.

Palmyra has one of the lowest violent crime rates of all cities in the United States. With a rate of 119 violent crimes per 100,000 people, Palmyra ranks among the safest cities in the United States making it an attractive choice for those seeking a new place to call home.

In a remarkable testament to the city's commitment to safety, Palmyra reported a murder rate of 0. This could indicate that it is a very safe place to live, but also serves as an inspiration to other urban areas striving for safer communities. Examining the full crime report will provide a complete overview of all crimes - violent and property.

The United States grapples with some of the world's most elevated vehicle theft rates, reaching around 300 vehicle thefts per 100,000 individuals. Remarkably, only a limited proportion, approximately 10%, of cities have been fortunate enough to remain unscathed by reports of stolen vehicles. In the most recent crime report, Palmyra emerged as one such city, recording zero reported vehicle thefts, affirming its status as a secure and vigilant community.

Is Palmyra a Safe Place to Live?

Determining whether Palmyra is a place to live may not always yield a simple answer, given the city's varying safety levels across different areas. Nonetheless, comprehending the city's overall crime rate can be a valuable asset. In broad terms, Palmyra has an overall crime rate that is 62% lower than the national average. When we take a look at crime on a daily basis, this translates into 0.04 daily occurrences, comprising 0.01 violent crimes and 0.04 property crimes. Scrutinizing these statistics provides a foundation for a more informed assessment of the suitability of Palmyra as a potential place to establish residency.

Potential Causes for Crime in Palmyra

High population density areas are often large urban centers with diverse economic opportunities. These areas can exacerbate income inequality, with pockets of poverty existing alongside affluence. Areas with economic disparities may experience higher property crimes and, in some cases, violent crimes. On the other hand, areas with low population density tend to see lower Palmyra crime rates. The population density in Palmyra is 955.2 people per square mile, while the national average is 90.6 people per square mile.

The level of education within a community can impact crime rates. Higher educational attainment often correlates with lower crime rates, as it provides individuals with better job opportunities and alternatives to criminal behavior. While lower educational achievement rates tend to lead to higher crime rates. In Palmyra, 85.5% of people have completed high school, while 83% of people have completed high school nationally.

In Palmyra, the ratio of police officers and civilians stands at 1.68 per 1,000 residents, contrasting with the national average of 3.25. This discrepancy highlights the potential impact of law enforcement and community policing on crime rates. The strength of their collaboration can serve as a deterrent to criminal behavior, fostering a safer environment. Effective law enforcement leans heavily on community policing strategies that prioritize the cultivation of trust and cooperation between police and residents. It's essential to recognize that the effectiveness of these efforts isn't solely tied to the quantity of officers but also hinges on the quality of their engagement with the community.

Palmyra crime map

The Palmyra crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Palmyra as reported by the local law enforcement agencies. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Palmyra crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level. Please note that the red areas on the Palmyra crime map does not always indicate that it is a dangerous area for its residents. Areas on the heat map could be inflated if they are located in high traffic areas like airports, sports centers or large parks. Other areas on the heat map could see increased crime rates if they are located in major tourist areas like the downtown core.
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      Crime Quick Facts

      • Palmyra crime rates are 62% lower than the national average
      • Violent crimes in Palmyra are 68% lower than the national average
      • In Palmyra you have a 1 in 113 chance of becoming a victim of crime
      • Palmyra is safer than 73% of the cities in the United States
      • Year over year crime in Palmyra has increased by 72%

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        Daily Crime In Palmyra (per 100,000 people)

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        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Palmyra

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Palmyra is 1 in 843
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Palmyra is 1 in 130
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Palmyra is 1 in 113

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

        Palmyra police department

        Item Palmyra Wisconsin National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)39,355558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.72.43.3
        There are a total of 3 Palmyra police officers. This results in 1.7 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 29.9% less than the Wisconsin average and 48.5% less than the National average.

        Sex offenders in Wisconsin

        State Total offenders Wisconsin /100K National /100K
        There are a total of 24,983 sex offenders in Wisconsin. This yields a total of 456 sex offenders in Wisconsin per 100,000 residents which is 71% greater than the national average.

        Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Nashotah, WI1,28742194236
        Lauderdale Lakes, WI1,43742194236
        Wales, WI2,59247217264
        East Troy, WI4,31084295379
        North Prairie, WI2,54272335407
        Potter Lake, WI93677359436
        Dousman, WI2,11693432525
        Palmyra, WI2,058119771890

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        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Adrian, MO2,0581738651,038
        Malta, MT2,0581918761,067
        Blue Grass, IA2,05893432525
        Greenport, NY2,058117470587
        Newkirk, OK2,058911,7721,863
        Palmyra, WI2,058119771890
        Source: The Palmyra, WI crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2022. 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.