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Total crime 27%
Violent crime 40%
Property crime 24%
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.
StatisticReportedincidentsWater Catchment Area/100k peopleWest Palm Beach/100k peopleFlorida/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime5,0903,149 (estimate)4,5122,5242,489
Murder17n/a15.15.25.0
Rape79n/a70.039.442.6
Robbery304n/a269.575.581.6
Assault459n/a406.9258.3250.2
Violent crime859531 (estimate)762378379
Burglary464n/a411.4295.2340.5
Theft3,314n/a2,938.01,668.71,549.5
Vehicle theft453n/a401.6181.8219.9
Property crime4,2312,618 (estimate)3,7512,1462,110

Key findings

  • Water Catchment Area crime rates are 27% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Water Catchment Area are 40% higher than the national average
  • In Water Catchment Area you have a 1 in 32 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Water Catchment Area is safer than 46% of the cities in Florida
  • Year over year crime in West Palm Beach has decreased by 4%

Water Catchment Area crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Water Catchment Area (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Water Catchment Area

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Water Catchment Area is 1 in 189
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Water Catchment Area is 1 in 39
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Water Catchment Area is 1 in 32

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

      West Palm Beach police department

      ItemWater Catchment AreaWest 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
      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
      South Palm Beach, FL1,3090202202
      Jupiter Inlet Colony, FL5082180218
      Loxahatchee Groves, FL3,342105596701
      Tequesta, FL5,873113694807
      Gun Club Estates, FL1,401121689810
      North Palm Beach, FL12,58175836912
      Haverhill, FL1,984142807949
      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 Water Catchment Area, West Palm Beach, 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.