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Total crime 44%
Violent crime 46%
Property crime 44%
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.
Crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, so estimates are used based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peoplePolk City/100k peopleFlorida/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)1,433 (estimate)2,6672,580
Murdern/an/an/a5.25.0
Rapen/an/an/a39.642.6
Robberyn/an/an/a79.386.2
Assaultn/an/an/a260.8246.8
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)207 (estimate)385381
Burglaryn/an/an/a337.7376.0
Theftn/an/an/a1,750.81,594.6
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a193.3228.9
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)1,226 (estimate)2,2822,200

Key findings

  • Polk City crime rates are 44% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Polk City are 46% lower than the national average
  • In Polk City you have a 1 in 70 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Polk City is safer than 58% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Polk City has decreased by 9%

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

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

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Polk City

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Polk City is 1 in 484
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Polk City is 1 in 82
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Polk City is 1 in 70

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

      Polk City police department

      ItemPolk CityFloridaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a31,023558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a4.23.3

      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
      Eagle Lake, FL2,4112101,2441,454
      Waverly, FL1,0252111,2511,462
      Davenport, FL3,3591241,4851,609
      Lake Alfred, FL5,3531481,4961,644
      Dundee, FL3,9862631,5601,823
      Lakeland Highlands, FL12,4262711,6051,875
      Jan Phyl Village, FL4,8023271,9372,264
      Polk City, FL2,1322071,2261,433

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      South Creek, WA2,1321381,3041,442
      Sag Harbor, NY2,13255226281
      Mount Pleasant, NC2,1331368971,033
      Lexington, MS2,1331161,1881,304
      Southmont, PA2,131129630759
      Polk City, FL2,1322071,2261,433
      Source: The Polk 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.