Palm Beach, 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

Palm Beach has an overall crime rate of 14 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 70. How does Palm Beach fare compared to other communities in Florida of all population sizes? Palm Beach's crime rate is lower than approximately 56% 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.

For Palm Beach, NeighborhoodScout found that the violent crime rate is well below the national average for all communities of all population sizes. Violent crimes such as assault, rape, murder and armed robbery happen less often in Palm Beach than in most of America. One's chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime here is one in 3082, which is a violent crime rate of 0 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Palm Beach's rate for property crime is 14 per one thousand population. This makes Palm Beach 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 Beach is one in 72.

Palm Beach Crime Data

 

Crime Index

42

(100 is safest)


Safer than 42% of U.S. Cities

Palm Beach Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

3

129

132

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

0.32

13.95

14.28

Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
0.32
3.87
National Median: 4
    Palm Beach
    Florida

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 3,082

in Palm Beach

1 in 258

in Florida

Palm Beach VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 9,245
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 0 1 2
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.00 0.11 0.22

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
13.95
17.85
National Median: 19
    Palm Beach
    Florida

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 72

in Palm Beach

1 in 56

in Florida

Palm Beach Property CRIMES

Population: 9,245
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 20 85 24
Rate per 1,000 2.16 9.19 2.60

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

Palm Beach Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
36
45
National Median: 26.9
    Palm Beach
    Florida