Palatka, FL
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With a crime rate of 76 per one thousand residents, Palatka 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 13. Within Florida, more than 97% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Palatka.

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 10,390, Palatka has a combined rate of violent and property crime that is very high compared to other places of similar population size. Regardless of whether Palatka 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 Palatka.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Palatka 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 Palatka.

For Palatka, 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 Palatka is one in 113.

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 Palatka 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 Palatka is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Palatka, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 15, which is a rate of 67 per one thousand population.

Palatka Crime Data

 
Crime Index

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(100 is safest)


Safer than 1% of U.S. Cities

Palatka Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

92

701

793

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

8.85

67.47

76.32

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Palatka 8.85
Florida 4.62
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 113

in Palatka

1 in 217

in Florida
Palatka VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 10,390
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 2 2 21 67
Rate per 1,000 0.19 0.19 2.02 6.45
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
Palatka 67.47
Florida 28.13
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 15

in Palatka

1 in 36

in Florida
Palatka Property CRIMES
Population: 10,390
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 99 589 13
Rate per 1,000 9.53 56.69 1.25
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

Palatka Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Palatka 87
Florida 64