Boca Raton, FL
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The crime rate in Boca Raton is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 29 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 Boca Raton is 1 in 35. Based on FBI crime data, Boca Raton is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Florida, Boca Raton has a crime rate that is higher than 60% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

How does the crime rate in Boca Raton compare to similar sized communities across America? When NeighborhoodScout compared Boca Raton with other communities its size, we found that the crime rate was near the average for all other communities of similar size. So, whether Boca Raton'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 Boca Raton 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 Boca Raton.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Boca Raton 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 Boca Raton; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 434. This equates to a rate of 2 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Boca Raton's rate for property crime is 26 per one thousand population. This makes Boca Raton 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 Boca Raton is one in 38.

Boca Raton Crime Data

 

Crime Index

21

(100 is safest)


Safer than 21% of U.S. Cities

Boca Raton Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

215

2,456

2,671

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

2.31

26.34

28.65

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Boca Raton 2.31
Florida 4.62

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 434

in Boca Raton

1 in 217

in Florida

Boca Raton VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 93,235
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 1 32 78 104
Rate per 1,000 0.01 0.34 0.84 1.12

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
Boca Raton 26.34
Florida 28.13

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 38

in Boca Raton

1 in 36

in Florida

Boca Raton Property CRIMES

Population: 93,235
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 491 1,817 148
Rate per 1,000 5.27 19.49 1.59

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

Boca Raton Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Boca Raton 89
Florida 64