Palm Beach, FL
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Palm Beach, FL crime analytics


Palm Beach has an overall crime rate of 17 per 1,000 residents, making the crime rate here near the average for all cities and towns of all sizes in America. According to our analysis of FBI crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of crime in Palm Beach is 1 in 57. How does Palm Beach fare compared to other communities in Florida of all population sizes? Palm Beach's crime rate is lower than approximately 71% of Florida communities.

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

NeighborhoodScout's research shows that Palm Beach's violent crime rate is 1 per one thousand inhabitants, which is about average for all communities in America, across all population sizes. Violent crimes that are tracked and included in this rate are armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape (not statutory), and murder and non-negligent manslaughter. Roughly similar to the national average, our analysis shows that your chance of becoming a victim of violent crime in Palm Beach is one in 861.

Moreover, the rate of property crime in Palm Beach; burglary, larceny ($50 or more), grand theft auto, and arson; is 16 per 1,000 residents. This is about average for all cities and towns in America of all population sizes.

Palm Beach Crime Data

 

Crime Index

43

(100 is safest)


Safer than 43% of U.S. Cities

Palm Beach Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

10

140

150

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.16

16.26

17.42

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Palm Beach 1.16
Florida 4.62

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 861

in Palm Beach

1 in 217

in Florida

Palm Beach VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 8,612
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 0 3 7
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.00 0.35 0.81

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 Beach 16.26
Florida 28.13

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 62

in Palm Beach

1 in 36

in Florida

Palm Beach Property CRIMES

Population: 8,612
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 24 96 20
Rate per 1,000 2.79 11.15 2.32

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 Beach Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Palm Beach 40
Florida 64