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Total crime 148%
Violent crime 65%
Property crime 162%
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 peoplePanama City/100k peopleFlorida/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime2,384n/a (estimate)6,3882,6672,580
Murder2n/a5.45.25.0
Rape4n/a10.739.642.6
Robbery45n/a120.679.386.2
Assault183n/a490.4260.8246.8
Violent crime234n/a (estimate)627385381
Burglary423n/a1,133.5337.7376.0
Theft1,467n/a3,931.11,750.81,594.6
Vehicle theft260n/a696.7193.3228.9
Property crime2,150n/a (estimate)5,7612,2822,200

Key findings

  • Panama City crime rates are 148% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Panama City are 65% higher than the national average
  • In Panama City you have a 1 in 16 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Panama City is safer than 6% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Panama City has decreased by 9%

Panama City crime map

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

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

      The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Panama City, Florida is displayed in the graph above. As you can see, the daily crimes for Panama City are 2.40 times more than the Florida average and 2.48 times more than the national level. Daily violent crimes in Panama City are 1.63 times more than than Florida and 1.65 times more than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Panama City are 2.52 times more than than Florida and 2.62 times more than the national average.

      How Safe is Panama City (higher is better)

      How safe is Panama City, Florida compared to other cities in Florida and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Panama City is safer than 12% of the cities in Florida and 6% 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. Overall, Panama City is ranked below average compared to all other cities across the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Panama City

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Panama City is 1 in 160
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Panama City is 1 in 18
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Panama City is 1 in 16
      Are you at risk of becoming a victim of crime in Panama City, Florida? If you reside in Panama City, then there is a 1 in 160 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 18. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 16 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Panama City.

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

      An ideal indicator of whether Panama City is becoming a safer or more dangerous place to live can be done by analyzing the year over year crime rates per 100,000 people. Year over year violent crime in Panama City has decreased by 28% and the rate of property crime in Panama City has decreased by 7%. The total crime rate in Panama City has decreased by 9% year to year.

      Panama City police department

      ItemPanama CityFloridaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)13031,023558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.54.23.3
      There are a total of 130 Panama City police officers. This results in 3.5 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 17.4% less than the Florida average and 7.5% 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
      Pretty Bayou, FL3,505113672785
      Lynn Haven, FL19,7991329491,081
      Lower Grand Lagoon, FL3,4611649711,134
      Cedar Grove, FL3,5142631,5601,823
      Upper Grand Lagoon, FL15,7712931,7362,029
      Callaway, FL14,9424282,5372,965
      Springfield, FL9,3183892,9753,363
      Panama City, FL36,6546275,7616,388

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Winter Haven, FL36,6695582,4423,000
      Pleasant Grove, UT36,678731,0701,143
      Commack, NY36,625191786977
      New Albany, IN36,6224582,6143,072
      Fort Lee, NJ36,60758718777
      Panama City, FL36,6546275,7616,388
      Source: The Panama City, 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.