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Total crime 198%
Violent crime 166%
Property crime 204%
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StatisticReportedincidents/100k peoplePanama City Beach/100k peopleFlorida/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime887n/a (estimate)6,9832,1532,346
Murder2n/a15.75.96.5
Rape12n/a94.535.438.4
Robbery10n/a78.762.273.9
Assault107n/a842.3280.1279.7
Violent crime131n/a (estimate)1,031384388
Burglary56n/a440.8240.6314.2
Theft689n/a5,423.91,352.71,398.0
Vehicle theft11n/a86.6176.1246.0
Property crime756n/a (estimate)5,9511,7691,958

Key findings

  • Panama City Beach crime rates are 198% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Panama City Beach are 166% higher than the national average
  • In Panama City Beach you have a 1 in 15 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Panama City Beach is safer than 1% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Panama City Beach has decreased by 5%

Panama City Beach crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Panama City Beach (per 100,000 people)

      The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Panama City Beach, Florida is displayed in the graph above. As you can see, the daily crimes for Panama City Beach are 3.24 times more than the Florida average and 2.98 times more than the national level. Daily violent crimes in Panama City Beach are 2.69 times more than than Florida and 2.66 times more than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Panama City Beach are 3.36 times more than than Florida and 3.04 times more than the national average.

      How Safe is Panama City Beach (higher is better)

      How safe is Panama City Beach, Florida compared to other cities in Florida and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Panama City Beach is safer than 2% of the cities in Florida and 1% 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 Panama City Beach. Overall, Panama City Beach is ranked below average compared to all other cities across the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Panama City Beach

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Panama City Beach is 1 in 97
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Panama City Beach is 1 in 17
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Panama City Beach is 1 in 15
      Interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Panama City Beach? In Panama City Beach, you have a 1 in 97 chance of falling victim to a violent crime, such as rape, robbery, assault, or even murder. In terms of property crime, your chances of being a victim are 1 in 17. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Panama City Beach, FL is 1 in 15.

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

      A good indicator of whether Panama City Beach is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live can be determined by analyzing the year over year crime rate (per 100,000 people). The number of violent crimes in Panama City Beach has increased by 3%, while the property crime rate in Panama City Beach has decreased by 6% year over year. The number of total crimes in Panama City Beach has decreased by 5% year over year.

      Panama City Beach police department

      ItemPanama City BeachFloridaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)6931,023558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents5.64.23.3
      There are a total of 69 Panama City Beach police officers. This results in 5.6 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 33% greater than the Florida average and 73.1% 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

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Pretty Bayou, FL3,505113521634
      Laguna Beach, FL3,959159732891
      Lower Grand Lagoon, FL3,461163752916
      Lynn Haven, FL19,7991069311,037
      Cedar Grove, FL3,5142621,2091,472
      Upper Grand Lagoon, FL15,7712921,3461,638
      Parker, FL4,5212121,6271,839
      Panama City Beach, FL12,3331,0315,9516,983

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Bayou Blue, LA12,3336572,9653,622
      Steamboat Springs, CO12,3361501,3191,469
      Channahon, IL12,32953601654
      North Merrick, NY12,337186720906
      Northlake, IL12,3391642,2662,430
      Panama City Beach, FL12,3331,0315,9516,983
      Source: The Panama City Beach, FL crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2020. 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.