Palm Bay, FL
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Palm Bay, FL crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   Uniform Crime Reporting Program (Federal Bureau of Investigation), additional data from local police agencies.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2015 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2016 (latest available). Updated annually. Wheres 2016 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

The crime rate in Palm Bay is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 24 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 Palm Bay is 1 in 42. Based on FBI crime data, Palm Bay is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Florida, Palm Bay has a crime rate that is higher than 51% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

However, compared to other communities of similar population size, Palm Bay has a crime rate that is noticeably lower than the average. This means that for comparably sized cities all across America, Palm Bay is actually safer than most according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis of FBI crime data.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Palm Bay 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 Palm Bay.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Palm Bay 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 Palm Bay; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 212. This equates to a rate of 5 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Palm Bay's rate for property crime is 19 per one thousand population. This makes Palm Bay 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 Palm Bay is one in 52.

Palm Bay Crime Data

 

Crime Index

28

(100 is safest)


Safer than 28% of U.S. Cities

Palm Bay Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

508

2,060

2,568

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

4.71

19.09

23.80

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Palm Bay 4.71
Florida 4.62

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 212

in Palm Bay

1 in 217

in Florida

Palm Bay VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 107,888
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 4 51 62 391
Rate per 1,000 0.04 0.47 0.57 3.62

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
Palm Bay 19.09
Florida 28.13

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 52

in Palm Bay

1 in 36

in Florida

Palm Bay Property CRIMES

Population: 107,888
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 441 1,483 136
Rate per 1,000 4.09 13.75 1.26

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

Palm Bay Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Palm Bay 39
Florida 64