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Crime rate in Palm Bay, 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 Bay, FL compared to other U.S. cities

Crime rate in Palm Bay, FL

The 2019 crime rate in Palm Bay, FL is 205 (City-Data.com crime index), which is 1.3 times lower than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 69.8% U.S. cities. The 2019 Palm Bay crime rate fell by 4% compared to 2018. The number of homicides stood at 8 - a decrease of 1 compared to 2018. In the last 5 years Palm Bay has seen decreasing violent crime and decline of property crime.
See how dangerous Palm Bay, FL is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Palm Bay:

205.4
West Melbourne:

132.5
Melbourne Village:

89.7
Melbourne Beach:

52.2
Indialantic:

132.1
Melbourne:

364.9
Indian Harbour Beach:

53.5
Satellite Beach:

62.9
Fellsmere:

88.0
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Palm Bay by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
1
(1.1)
5
(5.0)
4
(3.9)
5
(4.8)
4
(3.9)
2
(1.9)
3
(2.9)
3
(2.9)
4
(3.8)
4
(3.8)
4
(3.7)
7
(6.3)
9
(8.0)
8
(6.9)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
66
(69.9)
28
(27.8)
24
(23.6)
26
(25.1)
19
(18.4)
22
(21.0)
19
(18.2)
21
(20.1)
38
(36.1)
51
(47.9)
57
(52.4)
41
(36.8)
64
(56.7)
71
(61.5)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
72
(76.3)
104
(103.3)
74
(72.7)
72
(69.6)
60
(58.1)
97
(92.7)
78
(74.5)
43
(41.2)
56
(53.2)
62
(58.2)
47
(43.2)
50
(44.9)
43
(38.1)
59
(51.1)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
462
(489.4)
480
(476.8)
437
(429.4)
429
(414.6)
438
(423.8)
480
(458.9)
453
(432.9)
384
(367.8)
502
(476.8)
391
(367.2)
408
(374.9)
463
(416.1)
288
(255.1)
258
(223.3)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
1,101
(1,166)
881
(875.2)
757
(743.9)
664
(641.7)
740
(716.0)
808
(772.5)
719
(687.2)
517
(495.3)
478
(454.0)
441
(414.2)
454
(417.2)
445
(399.9)
402
(356.1)
334
(289.1)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
1,754
(1,858)
1,726
(1,715)
1,515
(1,489)
1,602
(1,548)
1,622
(1,569)
1,786
(1,708)
1,601
(1,530)
1,326
(1,270)
1,621
(1,540)
1,483
(1,393)
1,252
(1,150)
1,524
(1,370)
1,583
(1,402)
1,499
(1,298)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
286
(303.0)
201
(199.7)
152
(149.4)
160
(154.6)
98
(94.8)
145
(138.6)
137
(130.9)
115
(110.2)
127
(120.6)
136
(127.7)
135
(124.1)
151
(135.7)
124
(109.8)
148
(128.1)
Arson
(per 100,000)
18
(19.1)
46
(45.7)
42
(41.3)
13
(12.6)
10
(9.7)
19
(18.2)
17
(16.2)
14
(13.4)
15
(14.2)
10
(9.4)
13
(11.9)
7
(6.3)
7
(6.2)
5
(4.3)
City-Data.com crime index359.0304.4258.0252.8245.1273.7249.0202.1250.8231.7222.3232.4213.5205.4

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

- means the value is smaller than the state average.
- means the value is about the same as the state average.
- means the value is bigger than the state average.
- means the value is much bigger than the state average.



According to our research of Florida and other state lists, there were 189 registered sex offenders living in Palm Bay, Florida as of June 19, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Palm Bay is 582 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.



Violent crime rate in 2019
Palm Bay:

212.5
U.S. Average:

205.8

Violent crime rate in 2018
Palm Bay:

219.2
U.S. Average:

208.2

Violent crime rate in 2017
Palm Bay:

279.9
U.S. Average:

215.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Palm Bay:

268.8
U.S. Average:

216.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Palm Bay:

268.2
U.S. Average:

208.5

Violent crime rate in 2014
Palm Bay:

308.7
U.S. Average:

200.7

Violent crime rate in 2013
Palm Bay:

230.4
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
Palm Bay:

277.6
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2011
Palm Bay:

300.7
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Palm Bay:

267.1
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
Palm Bay:

276.9
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
Palm Bay:

282.5
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2007
Palm Bay:

327.8
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2006
Palm Bay:

354.9
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2005
Palm Bay:

292.0
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
Palm Bay:

264.8
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
Palm Bay:

346.7
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
Palm Bay:

400.8
U.S. Average:

272.2

Property crime rate in 2019
Palm Bay:

141.9
U.S. Average:

178.6

Property crime rate in 2018
Palm Bay:

157.8
U.S. Average:

190.2

Property crime rate in 2017
Palm Bay:

168.8
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Palm Bay:

159.6
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Palm Bay:

171.6
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Palm Bay:

185.9
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Palm Bay:

179.1
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Palm Bay:

233.6
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Palm Bay:

260.7
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Palm Bay:

235.9
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Palm Bay:

228.9
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Palm Bay:

245.6
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Palm Bay:

290.7
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Palm Bay:

371.6
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Palm Bay:

376.9
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
Palm Bay:

248.6
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
Palm Bay:

321.2
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
Palm Bay:

343.8
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 2019, including police officers: 219 (156 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.35
Florida average:

2.14

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 209 (152 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.35
Florida average:

2.08

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 218 (156 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.40
Florida average:

2.17

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 212 (155 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.42
Florida average:

2.38

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 218 (146 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.37
Florida average:

2.41

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 228 (151 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.43
Florida average:

2.30

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 233 (153 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.47
Florida average:

2.45

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 231 (153 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.46
Florida average:

2.46

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 241 (161 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.54
Florida average:

2.39

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 241 (159 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.54
Florida average:

2.45

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 246 (160 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.55
Florida average:

2.48

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 254 (163 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.60
Florida average:

2.48

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 256 (164 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.63
Florida average:

2.47

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 226 (154 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.94
Florida average:

2.54

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 210 (141 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.78
Florida average:

2.40

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 203 (133 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.67
Florida average:

2.53

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 201 (135 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.70
Florida average:

2.55

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

Zip codes: 32907, 32908.