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Total crime 46%
Violent crime 46%
Property crime 45%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2019 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2020; this is the most current data available.
Crime data for this area is not available from the FBI. Either data from local enforcement agencies is applied or estimates are created 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)1,356 (estimate)2,5242,489
Murdern/an/an/a5.25.0
Rapen/an/an/a39.442.6
Robberyn/an/an/a75.581.6
Assaultn/an/an/a258.3250.2
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)203 (estimate)378379
Burglaryn/an/an/a295.2340.5
Theftn/an/an/a1,668.71,549.5
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a181.8219.9
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)1,153 (estimate)2,1462,110

Key findings

  • Polk City crime rates are 46% 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 74 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Polk City is safer than 56% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Polk City has decreased by 5%

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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 493
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Polk City is 1 in 87
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Polk City is 1 in 74

      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
      Lake Alfred, FL5,35349604653
      Eagle Lake, FL2,4112061,1701,376
      Waverly, FL1,0252071,1771,384
      Davenport, FL3,359861,3071,393
      Dundee, FL3,9862581,4671,725
      Lakeland Highlands, FL12,4262661,5091,775
      Haines City, FL22,1381751,9152,090
      Polk City, FL2,1322031,1531,356

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      South Creek, WA2,1321301,1871,317
      Sag Harbor, NY2,13256215272
      Mount Pleasant, NC2,133134847981
      Lexington, MS2,1331371,1751,312
      Southmont, PA2,131129593723
      Polk City, FL2,1322031,1531,356
      Source: The Polk City, FL crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2019. 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.