Belle Glade, FL Criminal and Public Records

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About Belle Glade

Belle Glade is located in Palm Beach County, with a population of 18,251. This makes it the 112th most populous city in Florida. It has an average income of $30,303.

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Public Criminal Records

In 2015, there were 271 reported major violent crimes (0.014887 per person) and 808 reported major property crimes in Belle Glade (0.044386 per person). While these reported crime rates are helpful, it is very important to realize that there is a gap between the actual number of crimes committed and the number of reported crimes; many crimes are notoriously underreported.

In addition, some crimes may be charged under different headings. For example, aggravated assaults that are committed against family members may be charged as domestic violence rather than assault. The charts below show more stats on yearly trends for specific crime types in Belle Glade.

Crime Rates Compared to Florida

When it comes to major violent crimes, Belle Glade has 0.014887 violent crimes per person. This compares to 0.005581 violent crimes per person statewide.

Belle Glade has 0.044386 major property crimes per person. This compares to 0.033991 per person statewide.


Belle Glade Crime Rankings:

Statewide (2015)

  • Population: 112th
  • Violent Crimes: 44th (11th per 100k)
  • Murder: 16th (27th per 100k)
  • Rape: 41st (18th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 41st (11th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 55th (26th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 95th (56th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 61st (17th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 105th (76th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 74th (94th per 100k)
  • Arson: 17th (6th per 100k)

Nationwide (2015)

  • Population: 2,112th
  • Violent Crimes: 369th (108th per 100k)
  • Murder: 75th (253rd per 100k)
  • Rape: 176th (617th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 282nd (109th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 300th (302nd per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 1,025th (937th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 497th (366th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 1,017th (1,305th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 476th (1,304th per 100k)
  • Arson: 110th (401st per 100k)

In Palm Beach County (2015)

  • Population: 13th
  • Violent Crimes: 6th (2nd per 100k)
  • Murder: 6th (9th per 100k)
  • Rape: 8th (2nd per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 6th (2nd per 100k)
  • Robbery: 8th (6th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 13th (9th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 8th (5th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 14th (10th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 11th (17th per 100k)
  • Arson: 2nd (2nd per 100k)

General Data

  • Population: 18,251
  • Households: 5,715
  • Median Income: $30,303
  • Land Area: 6.927 miles2
  • Water Area: 0.127 miles2
  • Time Zone: EDT

Belle Glade, FL Crime Rate Information

Crime Category 2014 2015
Murder 3 3
Rape 8 15
Agg. Assault 194 211
Robbery 43 42
Burglary 367 232
Vehicle Thefts 48 40
Arson 7 8

Violent Crimes in Belle Glade, FL in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Murder 3
Rape 15
Aggravated Assault 211
Robbery 42

Property Crimes in Belle Glade, FL in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Burglary 232
Larceny 536
Motor Vehicle Theft 40
Arson 8

Agg. Assault in Belle Glade, FL

Year Agg. Assault
2006 127
2007 337
2008 311
2009 286
2010 267
2011 244
2012 316
2013 272
2014 194
2015 211

Violent Crimes in Belle Glade, FL

Year Violent Crimes
2006 204
2007 471
2008 415
2009 415
2010 353
2011 330
2012 366
2013 348
2014 248
2015 271

Florida Criminal Statistics:


If you have an idea of how large Belle Glade is compared to the overall population of State or if you want to determine whether there has been an increase or a decline in reported crime numbers from year-to-year, then you may want to look at statewide reported crimes.

Crime Category 2014 2015
Violent Crimes 107521 93626
Murder 1149 1041
Rape 14614 12983
Agg. Assault 72895 63895
Robbery 24914 21137
Property Crimes 679446 570270
Burglary 143220 109268
Larceny 493647 420341
Vehicle Thefts 42579 40661
Arson 0 0

While the above statistics are helpful in some circumstances, they do not give you information about how Belle Glade compares to the rest of Florida or to the nation in terms of likelihood that you will be the victim of a crime. To make those comparisons, you need to look at the crime rate. The crime rate refers to the number of crimes per a set number of people. In our crime rates, we have chosen to report the crime rate as incidents per 1,000 people. By comparing these rates, you can determine whether a person in Belle Glade is at a higher or lower risk of being a victim of a major crime than people in the rest of Florida or nationwide.


Agg. Assault in the state of Florida

Year Agg. Assault
2006 87044
2007 86366
2008 82852
2009 76112
2010 69523
2011 66319
2012 63929
2013 61054
2014 72895
2015 63895

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