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Violent crime NAT. AVG.
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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 peopleParker/100k peopleFlorida/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime96n/a (estimate)1,8841,8252,324
Violent crime14n/a (estimate)275259370
Vehicle theft1n/a19.6138.0282.7
Property crime82n/a (estimate)1,6091,5661,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Parker, FL

The Parker crime rates are 19% lower than the national average. There are two main categories of crime - violent crime and property crime. Violent crime consists of murder, rape, robbery and assault, while property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. There were a total of 14 violent crimes in Parker (275 per 100,000 people), which is 25.7% lower than the national average and there were a total of 82 property crimes (1609 per 100,000 residents) which is 17.7% lower than average.

In the most recently reported crime year, Parker registered zero reported homicides. This statistic not only designates the area as an exemplar of security but also emanates a profound sense of safety within its community. A minimal incidence of severe violent crime not only fosters a strong sense of well-being among residents but also sets a commendable standard for other regions aiming to cultivate similarly safe surroundings.

Is Parker a Safe Place to Live?

To get a feel for the safety of living in Parker, it's essential to analyze both the overall crime rate and the daily incident count. Parker presents a total crime rate that is 19% lower than the national average per 100,000 residents. Consequently, Parker experiences an average of 0.26 daily crimes, comprising 0.04 violent incidents and 0.22 property-related offenses. This evaluation offers a comprehensive understanding of the safety landscape, aiding individuals in making informed decisions when considering relocation.

Has Crime in Parker Increased Since Last Year?

Year-over-year crime data allows us to analyze short-term trends in crime activity. By comparing crime rates from one year to the next, we can identify patterns and shifts in Parker crime rates. This information can be invaluable for residents looking to make informed decisions on where to live. When comparing the most recent year to the previous year, total crime in Parker has increased by 23.1% year over year. Violent crime has increased by 55.6% and property crime has increased by 18.8%.

Potential Causes for Crime in Parker

Parker has a poverty rate that stands at 13.4, in contrast to the national average of 15.1. Historically, a direct correlation has been observed between poverty rates and crime stats. Higher poverty rates have led to higher crime rates, while lower poverty rates have led to a reduction in Parker crime rates. Income disparities and heightened poverty levels can serve as catalysts for elevated or reduced criminal activity, as individuals may or may not turn to illicit means to fulfill their basic needs. This could be one of many factors that may influence crime.

Limited employment opportunities or a prevalence of low-wage jobs can result in higher rates of unemployment and underemployment. Regions where individuals grapple with joblessness or meager wages may exhibit greater vulnerability to an uptick in crime due to financial instability. While areas that have strong employment rates, often will see a reduction in overall crime. Parker, for instance, reports an unemployment rate of 3.2%, which differs from the national average of 4.7%.

Escalating cost of living expenses, encompassing exorbitant housing costs, grocery and healthcare expenditures, can induce financial strain on individuals and families, particularly those with limited financial resources. Such economic stress may propel individuals towards criminal activities, including theft or burglary, as a means of addressing their financial hardships. Conversely, cities characterized by a lower cost of living may alleviate economic pressures, potentially resulting in a reduced crime rate. In Parker, the cost of living is 7.92% lower than the national average, reflecting a more affordable economic environment that could contribute to a decrease in crime levels.

Parker crime map

The Parker crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Parker 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 Parker crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level. Please note that the red areas on the Parker 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

  • Parker crime rates are 19% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Parker are 26% lower than the national average
  • In Parker you have a 1 in 54 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Parker is safer than 41% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Parker has increased by 2%

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        Daily Crime In Parker (per 100,000 people)

        The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in Parker, FL per 100,000 people. In Parker, the number of daily crimes is projected to be 1.03 times more than the Florida average and 1.23 times less than the national average. The average number of daily violent crimes in Parker is 1.06 times more than the Florida average and 1.35 times less than the daily national average. With regards to property crimes, Parker has a daily crime rate that is 1.03 times more than the Florida average and 1.21 times less than the overall daily national average.

        How Safe is Parker (higher is better)

        How safe is Parker, Florida compared to other cities in Florida and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Parker is safer than 52% of the cities in Florida and 41% 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 Parker. Overall, Parker is ranked below average compared to all other cities across the United States.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Parker

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Parker is 1 in 365
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Parker is 1 in 63
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Parker is 1 in 54
        Are you at risk of becoming a victim of crime in Parker, Florida? If you reside in Parker, then there is a 1 in 365 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 63. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 54 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Parker.

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

        Determining whether Parker is becoming less or more safe for its residents (per 100,000) is most easily done by comparing year-over-year crime rates. Parker violent crime rates have increased by 30%. At the same time, property crime has decreased by 1% year over year. Total crimes for Parker has increased by 2% in the same time frame.

        Parker police department

        Item Parker Florida National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)1031,023558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.34.23.3
        There are a total of 10 Parker police officers. This results in 2.3 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 46.3% less than the Florida average and 30.1% less than the National average.

        Sex offenders in Florida

        State Total offenders Florida /100K National /100K
        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 Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Mexico Beach, FL1,37073441514
        Pretty Bayou, FL2,90176461537
        Lower Grand Lagoon, FL4,700110666776
        Cedar Grove, FL3,4991771,0701,247
        Panama City Beach, FL12,7471951,1821,377
        Upper Grand Lagoon, FL18,1141971,1911,389
        Lynn Haven, FL20,9102571,5521,809
        Parker, FL4,4392751,6091,884

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        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Miami Heights, OH4,439111673784
        Seven Lakes, NC4,438107544650
        Armonk, NY4,440111447559
        Armona, CA4,4373811,7852,166
        Dilley, TX4,44190512603
        Parker, FL4,4392751,6091,884
        Source: The Parker, FL 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.