Palmer, AK
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The crime rate in Palmer is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 21 crimes per one thousand residents, it is not among the communities with the very highest crime rate. The chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime in Palmer is 1 in 47. Based on FBI crime data, Palmer is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Alaska, Palmer has a crime rate that is higher than 61% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

How does the crime rate in Palmer compare to similar sized communities across America? When NeighborhoodScout compared Palmer with other communities its size, we found that the crime rate was near the average for all other communities of similar size. So, whether Palmer's crime rate is high or low compared to all places in the US, when we control for population size and compare it to places that are similar in size, it is near the middle of the pack in crime rate; not much more or less dangerous, and about what we would expect from the statistics.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Palmer does for violent crimes specifically, and then how it does for property crimes. This is important because the overall crime rate can be further illuminated by understanding if violent crime or property crimes (or both) are the major contributors to the general rate of crime in Palmer.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Palmer occurs at a rate higher than in most communities of all population sizes in America. The chance that a person will become a victim of a violent crime in Palmer; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 309. This equates to a rate of 3 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Palmer's rate for property crime is 18 per one thousand population. This makes Palmer a place where there is an above average chance of becoming a victim of a property crime, when compared to all other communities in America of all population sizes. Property crimes are motor vehicle theft, arson, larceny, and burglary. Your chance of becoming a victim of any of these crimes in Palmer is one in 56.

Palmer Crime Data

 

Crime Index

34

(100 is safest)


Safer than 34% of U.S. Cities

Palmer Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

22

121

143

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

3.24

17.83

21.07

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Palmer 3.24
Alaska 7.30

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 309

in Palmer

1 in 137

in Alaska

Palmer VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 6,788
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 6 0 16
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.88 0.00 2.36

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 321,418,820
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 15,696 124,047 327,374 764,449
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.39 1.02 2.38

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Palmer 17.83
Alaska 28.18

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 56

in Palmer

1 in 35

in Alaska

Palmer Property CRIMES

Population: 6,788
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 14 98 9
Rate per 1,000 2.06 14.44 1.33

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 321,418,820
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,579,527 5,706,346 707,758
Rate per 1,000 4.91 17.75 2.20

Palmer Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Palmer 28
Alaska 8

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