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


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

Crime rate in Palatka, FL

The 2018 crime rate in Palatka, FL is 566 (City-Data.com crime index), which is 2.1 times greater than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 97.2% U.S. cities. The 2018 Palatka crime rate rose by 26% compared to 2017. In the last 5 years Palatka has seen rise of violent crime and decline of property crime.
See how dangerous Palatka, FL is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Palatka:

566.1
Welaka:

127.0
Interlachen:

297.2
Crescent City:

636.4
Green Cove Springs:

223.4
Hawthorne:

832.5
St. Augustine Beach:

133.6
St. Augustine:

376.9
Bunnell:

487.6
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Palatka by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
1
(9.1)
0
(0.0)
3
(27.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(18.3)
1
(9.3)
1
(9.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(19.3)
2
(19.3)
0
(0.0)
3
(28.9)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
15
(135.9)
7
(62.9)
13
(116.8)
4
(37.1)
5
(45.9)
16
(149.2)
10
(93.4)
9
(84.5)
6
(57.4)
0
(0.0)
2
(19.3)
2
(19.3)
5
(47.9)
3
(28.9)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
12
(108.7)
44
(395.4)
33
(296.5)
38
(352.9)
39
(357.7)
29
(270.4)
29
(271.0)
22
(206.4)
26
(248.9)
17
(162.4)
21
(202.9)
18
(173.7)
30
(287.4)
14
(135.1)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
219
(1,984)
141
(1,267)
141
(1,267)
114
(1,059)
136
(1,247)
112
(1,044)
105
(981.1)
99
(929.0)
55
(526.5)
50
(477.6)
65
(627.9)
59
(569.4)
42
(402.3)
90
(868.3)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
180
(1,630)
157
(1,411)
218
(1,959)
145
(1,346)
159
(1,458)
189
(1,762)
141
(1,318)
143
(1,342)
178
(1,704)
107
(1,022)
99
(956.3)
98
(945.8)
81
(775.9)
64
(617.5)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
841
(7,618)
713
(6,408)
739
(6,640)
824
(7,652)
620
(5,687)
634
(5,911)
621
(5,803)
530
(4,973)
483
(4,624)
437
(4,174)
589
(5,690)
469
(4,526)
417
(3,995)
542
(5,229)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
69
(625.0)
43
(386.4)
41
(368.4)
42
(390.0)
29
(266.0)
10
(93.2)
28
(261.6)
14
(131.4)
23
(220.2)
7
(66.9)
13
(125.6)
20
(193.0)
39
(373.6)
24
(231.5)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1
(9.1)
0
(0.0)
4
(35.9)
3
(27.9)
4
(36.7)
6
(55.9)
2
(18.7)
3
(28.2)
0
(0.0)
2
(19.1)
5
(48.3)
1
(9.7)
2
(19.2)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index1025.0808.4921.8778.8781.0795.2716.2618.7547.8388.1545.1482.7449.0566.1

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 274.0. 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 84 registered sex offenders living in Palatka, Florida as of September 20, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Palatka is 128 to 1.


When are crimes committed in Palatka, FL?

Violent crime rate in 2018
Palatka:

588.5
U.S. Average:

207.3

Violent crime rate in 2017
Palatka:

392.8
U.S. Average:

215.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Palatka:

429.5
U.S. Average:

216.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Palatka:

473.3
U.S. Average:

208.5

Violent crime rate in 2014
Palatka:

320.0
U.S. Average:

200.7

Violent crime rate in 2013
Palatka:

445.1
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
Palatka:

652.2
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2011
Palatka:

738.2
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Palatka:

825.1
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
Palatka:

885.2
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
Palatka:

742.9
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2007
Palatka:

952.4
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2006
Palatka:

894.2
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2005
Palatka:

1,200.2
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
Palatka:

749.6
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
Palatka:

633.4
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
Palatka:

775.0
U.S. Average:

272.2

Property crime rate in 2018
Palatka:

419.7
U.S. Average:

189.3

Property crime rate in 2017
Palatka:

411.0
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Palatka:

444.4
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Palatka:

494.6
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Palatka:

423.2
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Palatka:

605.0
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Palatka:

536.7
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Palatka:

592.9
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Palatka:

661.9
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Palatka:

615.9
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Palatka:

710.4
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Palatka:

779.0
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Palatka:

660.6
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Palatka:

800.7
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
Palatka:

750.3
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
Palatka:

498.8
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
Palatka:

794.9
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: 39 (32 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.09
Florida average:

2.08

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 37 (31 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.97
Florida average:

2.17

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 38 (30 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.90
Florida average:

2.38

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 37 (31 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.99
Florida average:

2.41

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 38 (32 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.06
Florida average:

2.45

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 41 (34 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.19
Florida average:

2.46

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 41 (34 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.18
Florida average:

2.39

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 42 (36 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.36
Florida average:

2.45

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 44 (38 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.49
Florida average:

2.48

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 43 (36 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.34
Florida average:

2.48

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 43 (35 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.14
Florida average:

2.47

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 48 (39 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.89
Florida average:

2.54

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 39 (33 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.29
Florida average:

2.40

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 37 (31 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.09
Florida average:

2.53

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 39 (32 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.19
Florida average:

2.55

Full-time Law Enforcement Employees in Palatka, FL
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Officers
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Civilians

Zip codes: 32177.