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


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

Crime rate in Palm Beach, FL

The 2018 crime rate in Palm Beach, FL was 91 (City-Data.com crime index), which was 3.0 times smaller than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 34.9% of U.S. cities. The 2018 Palm Beach crime rate fell by 3% compared to 2017. In the last 5 years Palm Beach has seen an increase in violent crime and a decrease in property crime.
See how dangerous Palm Beach, FL is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Palm Beach:

91.1
West Palm Beach:

481.8
Mangonia Park:

1,169.8
Palm Beach Shores:

369.8
Riviera Beach:

519.6
Lake Clarke Shores:

109.3
Lake Park:

699.4
Palm Springs:

314.4
Lake Worth:

456.9
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Palm Beach by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(10.0)
1
(10.3)
0
(0.0)
1
(10.5)
1
(10.4)
1
(11.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(11.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(22.8)
1
(11.3)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
3
(29.8)
1
(10.0)
1
(10.3)
0
(0.0)
3
(31.5)
1
(10.4)
1
(11.8)
1
(11.7)
1
(11.6)
0
(0.0)
3
(34.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(22.6)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
7
(69.4)
4
(39.9)
5
(51.3)
4
(42.4)
4
(42.0)
5
(52.0)
5
(59.1)
3
(35.0)
5
(58.2)
3
(34.5)
6
(69.9)
4
(46.0)
8
(91.1)
10
(113.2)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
19
(188.4)
25
(249.6)
28
(287.5)
22
(232.9)
15
(157.6)
22
(229.0)
23
(271.8)
29
(338.8)
32
(372.6)
39
(448.0)
24
(279.5)
31
(356.2)
17
(193.6)
11
(124.5)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
151
(1,498)
170
(1,697)
148
(1,520)
134
(1,419)
123
(1,292)
107
(1,114)
116
(1,371)
152
(1,776)
119
(1,385)
111
(1,275)
91
(1,060)
88
(1,011)
76
(865.7)
77
(871.3)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
15
(148.8)
17
(169.7)
10
(102.7)
5
(52.9)
2
(21.0)
3
(31.2)
7
(82.7)
8
(93.5)
6
(69.9)
5
(57.4)
20
(232.9)
18
(206.8)
10
(113.9)
10
(113.2)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)107.8117.9110.785.890.784.9105.3112.7102.2103.0105.191.193.791.1

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 6 registered sex offenders living in Palm Beach, Florida as of February 26, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Palm Beach is 1,462 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.



Violent crime rate in 2018
Palm Beach:

79.2
U.S. Average:

207.3

Violent crime rate in 2017
Palm Beach:

68.3
U.S. Average:

215.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Palm Beach:

23.0
U.S. Average:

216.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Palm Beach:

52.4
U.S. Average:

208.5

Violent crime rate in 2014
Palm Beach:

28.7
U.S. Average:

200.7

Violent crime rate in 2013
Palm Beach:

34.9
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
Palm Beach:

23.4
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2011
Palm Beach:

47.3
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Palm Beach:

41.6
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
Palm Beach:

47.3
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
Palm Beach:

21.2
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2007
Palm Beach:

41.1
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2006
Palm Beach:

34.9
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2005
Palm Beach:

49.6
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
Palm Beach:

20.8
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
Palm Beach:

20.9
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
Palm Beach:

19.0
U.S. Average:

272.2

Property crime rate in 2018
Palm Beach:

85.4
U.S. Average:

189.3

Property crime rate in 2017
Palm Beach:

99.1
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Palm Beach:

152.8
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Palm Beach:

143.8
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Palm Beach:

162.0
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Palm Beach:

154.3
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Palm Beach:

170.6
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Palm Beach:

135.3
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Palm Beach:

106.2
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Palm Beach:

99.3
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Palm Beach:

125.5
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Palm Beach:

148.9
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Palm Beach:

160.2
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Palm Beach:

134.9
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
Palm Beach:

113.5
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
Palm Beach:

127.8
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
Palm Beach:

140.2
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: 93 (62 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

7.02
Florida average:

2.08

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 95 (62 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

7.06
Florida average:

2.17

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 93 (62 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

7.12
Florida average:

2.38

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 96 (63 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

7.34
Florida average:

2.41

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 96 (62 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

7.12
Florida average:

2.30

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 88 (58 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

6.75
Florida average:

2.45

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 88 (58 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

6.78
Florida average:

2.46

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 108 (69 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

8.15
Florida average:

2.39

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 107 (71 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

7.39
Florida average:

2.45

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 121 (76 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

7.98
Florida average:

2.48

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 124 (74 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

7.83
Florida average:

2.48

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 127 (73 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

7.50
Florida average:

2.47

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 129 (76 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

7.26
Florida average:

2.54

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 130 (76 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

7.26
Florida average:

2.40

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 134 (79 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

7.55
Florida average:

2.53

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 129 (77 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

7.36
Florida average:

2.55

Full-time Law Enforcement Employees in Palm Beach, FL
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Officers
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Civilians

Zip codes: 33480.