Total crime 27%
Violent crime 20%
Property crime 29%
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, so estimates are used based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidentsDowntown/100k peopleWest Palm Beach/100k peopleFlorida/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime5,0901,805 (estimate)4,5122,5242,489
Violent crime859305 (estimate)762378379
Vehicle theft453n/a401.6181.8219.9
Property crime4,2311,500 (estimate)3,7512,1462,110

Key findings

  • Downtown crime rates are 27% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Downtown are 20% lower than the national average
  • In Downtown you have a 1 in 56 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Downtown is safer than 67% of the cities in Florida
  • Year over year crime in West Palm Beach has decreased by 4%

Downtown crime map

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      Daily Crime In Downtown (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Downtown

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Downtown is 1 in 329
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Downtown is 1 in 67
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Downtown is 1 in 56

      Year Over Year Crime In West Palm Beach (per 100,000 people)

      West Palm Beach police department

      ItemDowntownWest Palm BeachFlorida
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a35731,023
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a3.54.2

      Sex offenders in Florida

      StateTotal offendersFlorida /100KNational /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, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      South Palm Beach, FL1,3090202202
      Loxahatchee Groves, FL3,342105596701
      Gun Club Estates, FL1,401121689810
      North Palm Beach, FL12,58175836912
      Haverhill, FL1,984142807949
      Jupiter Farms, FL11,809144818962
      Golf, FL2131538671,020
      West Palm Beach, FL104,9787623,7514,512

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Green Bay, WI104,9515041,6422,146
      Wichita Falls, TX105,0133483,0443,393
      Broken Arrow, OK104,8691251,7891,914
      College Station, TX104,6841891,7591,948
      Burbank, CA104,5831822,5232,705
      West Palm Beach, FL104,9787623,7514,512
      Source: The Downtown, West Palm Beach, 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.