Palmetto, FL
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With a crime rate of 48 per one thousand residents, Palmetto 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 21. Within Florida, more than 86% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Palmetto.

Importantly, when you compare Palmetto to other communities of similar population, then Palmetto crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Palmetto does relative to all communities in America of all sizes, when NeighborhoodScout compared it to communities of similar population size, its crime rate per thousand residents stands out as higher than most.

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

For Palmetto, 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 Palmetto is one in 134.

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 Palmetto 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 Palmetto is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Palmetto, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 25, which is a rate of 41 per one thousand population.

Palmetto Crime Data

 
Crime Index

7

(100 is safest)


Safer than 7% of U.S. Cities

Palmetto Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

99

540

639

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

7.47

40.76

48.23

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Palmetto 7.47
Florida 4.62
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 134

in Palmetto

1 in 217

in Florida
Palmetto VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 13,249
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 2 4 18 75
Rate per 1,000 0.15 0.30 1.36 5.66
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
Palmetto 40.76
Florida 28.13
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 25

in Palmetto

1 in 36

in Florida
Palmetto Property CRIMES
Population: 13,249
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 135 377 28
Rate per 1,000 10.19 28.45 2.11
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

Palmetto Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Palmetto 116
Florida 64