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Crime rate in Boca Raton, Florida (FL): murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, auto thefts, arson, law enforcement employees, police officers, crime map


City-Data.com crime index in Boca Raton, FL compared to other U.S. cities

Crime rate in Boca Raton, FL

The 2018 crime rate in Boca Raton, FL was 179 (City-Data.com crime index), which was 1.5 times smaller than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 63.1% of U.S. cities. The 2018 Boca Raton crime rate fell by 9% compared to 2017. The number of homicides stood at 2 - an increase of 1 compared to 2017. In the last 5 years Boca Raton has seen an increase in violent crime and a decrease in property crime.
See how dangerous Boca Raton, FL is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Boca Raton:

179.5
Highland Beach:

92.5
Deerfield Beach:

270.7
Hillsboro Beach:

63.8
Delray Beach:

335.4
Lighthouse Point:

98.0
Coconut Creek:

123.9
Gulf Stream:

16.9
Pompano Beach:

433.3
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Boca Raton by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
3
(3.4)
5
(5.8)
1
(1.2)
2
(2.3)
1
(1.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
4
(4.5)
0
(0.0)
1
(1.1)
1
(1.1)
1
(1.0)
2
(2.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
15
(18.8)
13
(14.8)
16
(18.4)
15
(17.7)
24
(27.9)
13
(15.0)
23
(26.9)
12
(13.9)
8
(9.0)
16
(17.7)
30
(32.3)
22
(23.2)
27
(27.5)
28
(28.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
53
(66.4)
72
(81.7)
83
(95.5)
74
(87.4)
78
(90.7)
49
(56.5)
63
(73.6)
62
(71.7)
54
(60.8)
52
(57.5)
77
(82.9)
105
(110.6)
81
(82.6)
80
(79.9)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
173
(216.7)
150
(170.3)
132
(152.0)
120
(141.8)
113
(131.5)
113
(130.3)
92
(107.5)
90
(104.1)
99
(111.6)
99
(109.4)
95
(102.2)
111
(116.9)
114
(116.2)
95
(94.8)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
591
(740.3)
551
(625.5)
675
(777.0)
564
(666.4)
554
(644.5)
459
(529.4)
495
(578.7)
491
(567.7)
464
(522.8)
346
(382.3)
462
(497.1)
507
(534.1)
435
(443.6)
277
(276.6)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
2,071
(2,594)
2,232
(2,534)
2,596
(2,988)
2,505
(2,960)
2,375
(2,763)
1,940
(2,237)
2,067
(2,416)
1,965
(2,272)
1,744
(1,965)
1,628
(1,799)
1,621
(1,744)
1,831
(1,929)
1,871
(1,908)
1,894
(1,891)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
182
(228.0)
168
(190.7)
170
(195.7)
185
(218.6)
158
(183.8)
108
(124.6)
114
(133.3)
101
(116.8)
94
(105.9)
92
(101.7)
135
(145.3)
157
(165.4)
197
(200.9)
190
(189.7)
Arson
(per 100,000)
16
(20.0)
2
(2.3)
2
(2.3)
1
(1.2)
3
(3.5)
1
(1.2)
2
(2.3)
0
(0.0)
2
(2.3)
4
(4.4)
5
(5.4)
1
(1.1)
1
(1.0)
5
(5.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)252.1237.6274.9253.7250.8193.8212.9193.4180.5160.1189.5205.0195.5179.5

The City-Data.com crime rate weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.




According to our research of Florida and other state lists, there were 83 registered sex offenders living in Boca Raton, Florida as of May 26, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Boca Raton is 1,140 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


When are crimes committed in Boca Raton, FL?

Violent crime rate in 2018
Boca Raton:

119.3
U.S. Average:

207.3

Violent crime rate in 2017
Boca Raton:

129.0
U.S. Average:

215.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Boca Raton:

139.0
U.S. Average:

216.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Boca Raton:

127.0
U.S. Average:

208.5

Violent crime rate in 2014
Boca Raton:

101.1
U.S. Average:

200.7

Violent crime rate in 2013
Boca Raton:

104.2
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
Boca Raton:

101.7
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2011
Boca Raton:

117.5
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Boca Raton:

110.7
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
Boca Raton:

143.7
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
Boca Raton:

134.7
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2007
Boca Raton:

153.7
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2006
Boca Raton:

147.6
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2005
Boca Raton:

160.3
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
Boca Raton:

131.5
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
Boca Raton:

88.9
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
Boca Raton:

105.8
U.S. Average:

272.2

Property crime rate in 2018
Boca Raton:

178.3
U.S. Average:

189.3

Property crime rate in 2017
Boca Raton:

214.2
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Boca Raton:

228.1
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Boca Raton:

208.4
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Boca Raton:

181.7
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Boca Raton:

218.7
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Boca Raton:

244.6
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Boca Raton:

256.5
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Boca Raton:

236.4
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Boca Raton:

294.6
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Boca Raton:

314.1
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Boca Raton:

334.2
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Boca Raton:

280.4
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Boca Raton:

312.0
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
Boca Raton:

247.3
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
Boca Raton:

223.2
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
Boca Raton:

226.3
U.S. Average:

336.9
Murders per 100,000 population
Rapes per 100,000 population
Robberies per 100,000 population
Assaults per 100,000 population
Burglaries per 100,000 population
Thefts per 100,000 population
Auto thefts per 100,000 population
Arson per 100,000 population

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 302 (200 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.00
Florida average:

2.08

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 302 (205 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.09
Florida average:

2.17

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 287 (182 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.92
Florida average:

2.38

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 256 (166 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.79
Florida average:

2.41

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 281 (186 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.06
Florida average:

2.30

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 285 (191 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.15
Florida average:

2.45

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 288 (188 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.17
Florida average:

2.46

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 289 (191 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.23
Florida average:

2.39

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 281 (191 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.20
Florida average:

2.45

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 282 (192 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.23
Florida average:

2.48

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 261 (176 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.08
Florida average:

2.48

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 269 (181 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.08
Florida average:

2.47

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 273 (188 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.51
Florida average:

2.54

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 271 (181 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.42
Florida average:

2.40

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 256 (169 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.26
Florida average:

2.53

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 245 (158 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.11
Florida average:

2.55

Full-time Law Enforcement Employees in Boca Raton, FL
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Officers
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Civilians

Zip codes: 33431, 33432, 33433, 33434, 33444, 33445, 33486, 33487, 33496.