Panama City, FL
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Panama City, FL crime analytics


With a crime rate of 70 per one thousand residents, Panama City 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 14. Within Florida, more than 97% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Panama City. In fact, after researching dangerous places to live, NeighborhoodScout found Panama City to be one of the top 100 most dangerous cities in the U.S.A.

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 38,286, Panama City 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 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.

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

For Panama City, 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 is one in 110.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Panama City 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, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 16, which is a rate of 61 per one thousand population.

Importantly, we found that Panama City has one of the highest rates of motor vehicle theft in the nation according to our analysis of FBI crime data. This is compared to communities of all sizes, from the smallest to the largest. In fact, your chance of getting your car stolen if you live in Panama City is one in 277.

Panama City Crime Data

 

Crime Index

2

(100 is safest)


Safer than 2% of U.S. Cities

Panama City Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

347

2,340

2,687

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

9.06

61.12

70.18

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Panama City 9.06
Florida 4.62

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 110

in Panama City

1 in 217

in Florida

Panama City VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 38,286
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 2 8 87 250
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.21 2.27 6.53

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 61.12
Florida 28.13

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 16

in Panama City

1 in 36

in Florida

Panama City Property CRIMES

Population: 38,286
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 355 1,847 138
Rate per 1,000 9.27 48.24 3.60

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 Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Panama City 89
Florida 64