Panama City Beach, FL
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Panama City Beach, FL crime analytics


With a crime rate of 98 per one thousand residents, Panama City Beach 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 10. Within Florida, more than 99% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Panama City Beach.

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 12,624, Panama City Beach has a combined rate of violent and property crime that is very high compared to other places of similar population size. Regardless of whether Panama City Beach 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 Panama City Beach.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Panama City 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 Panama City Beach.

For Panama City Beach, 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 Panama City Beach is one in 94.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Panama City Beach is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Panama City Beach, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 11, which is a rate of 88 per one thousand population.

Panama City Beach Crime Data

 
Crime Index

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(100 is safest)


Safer than 0% of U.S. Cities

Panama City Beach Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

135

1,108

1,243

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

10.69

87.77

98.46

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Panama City Beach 10.69
Florida 4.62
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 94

in Panama City Beach

1 in 217

in Florida
Panama City Beach VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 12,624
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 1 18 33 83
Rate per 1,000 0.08 1.43 2.61 6.57
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
Panama City Beach 87.77
Florida 28.13
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 11

in Panama City Beach

1 in 36

in Florida
Panama City Beach Property CRIMES
Population: 12,624
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 165 934 9
Rate per 1,000 13.07 73.99 0.71
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

Panama City Beach Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Panama City Beach 67
Florida 64