Belle Glade, FL crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2020 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2021 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2021 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more about Scout's Crime Data

With a crime rate of 43 per one thousand residents, Belle Glade has one of the highest crime rates in America compared to all communities of all sizes - from the smallest towns to the very largest cities. One's chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime here is one in 23. Within Florida, more than 93% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Belle Glade.

Separately, it is always interesting and important to compare a city's crime rate with those of similarly sized communities - a fair comparison as larger cities tend to have more crime. NeighborhoodScout has done just that. With a population of 16,698, Belle Glade has a combined rate of violent and property crime that is very high compared to other places of similar population size. Regardless of whether Belle Glade does well or poorly compared to all other cities and towns in the US of all sizes, compared to places with a similar population, it fares badly. Few other communities of this size have a crime rate as high as Belle Glade.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Belle Glade 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 Belle Glade.

For Belle Glade, we found that the violent crime rate is one of the highest in the nation, across communities of all sizes (both large and small). Violent offenses tracked included rape, murder and non-negligent manslaughter, armed robbery, and aggravated assault, including assault with a deadly weapon. According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis of FBI reported crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of one of these crimes in Belle Glade is one in 90.

Significantly, based on the number of murders reported by the FBI and the number of residents living in the city, NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that Belle Glade experiences one of the higher murder rates in the nation when compared with cities and towns for all sizes of population, from the largest to the smallest.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Belle Glade is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Belle Glade, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 32, which is a rate of 31 per one thousand population.

Belle Glade Crime Data

 

Crime Index

6

(100 is safest)


Safer than 6% of U.S. Cities

Belle Glade Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

186

525

711

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

11.14

31.44

42.58

Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
11.14
3.87
National Median: 4
    Belle Glade
    Florida

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 90

in Belle Glade

1 in 258

in Florida

Belle Glade VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 16,698
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 5 18 19 144
Rate per 1,000 0.30 1.08 1.14 8.62

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 331,449,281
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 21,570 126,430 243,600 921,505
Rate per 1,000 0.07 0.38 0.73 2.78

Property Crime

Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

100 75 50 25 0
31.44
17.85
National Median: 19
    Belle Glade
    Florida

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 32

in Belle Glade

1 in 56

in Florida

Belle Glade Property CRIMES

Population: 16,698
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 86 412 27
Rate per 1,000 5.15 24.67 1.62

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 331,449,281
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,035,314 4,606,324 810,400
Rate per 1,000 3.12 13.90 2.45

Belle Glade Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
124
45
National Median: 26.9
    Belle Glade
    Florida

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