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Boca Raton Crime Rankings:

Statewide (2015)

  • Population: 25th
  • Violent Crimes: 55th (183rd per 100k)
  • Murder: 18th (95th per 100k)
  • Rape: 28th (99th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 68th (212th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 42nd (114th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 40th (175th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 28th (155th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 41st (173rd per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 39th (151st per 100k)
  • Arson: 20th (88th per 100k)

Nationwide (2015)

  • Population: 326th
  • Violent Crimes: 430th (2,807th per 100k)
  • Murder: 77th (406th per 100k)
  • Rape: 161st (1,103rd per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 391st (2,977th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 265th (1,077th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 414th (3,102nd per 100k)
  • Burglary: 322nd (2,338th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 415th (3,164th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 381st (1,858th per 100k)
  • Arson: 113th (780th per 100k)

In Palm Beach County (2015)

  • Population: 2nd
  • Violent Crimes: 8th (18th per 100k)
  • Murder: 8th (14th per 100k)
  • Rape: 3rd (11th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 8th (21st per 100k)
  • Robbery: 6th (17th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 4th (20th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 4th (19th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 4th (21st per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 5th (20th per 100k)
  • Arson: 3rd (11th per 100k)

General Data

  • Population: 93,235
  • Households: 37,224
  • Median Income: $70,638
  • Land Area: 29.322 miles2
  • Water Area: 1.972 miles2
  • Time Zone: EDT

Boca Raton, FL Crime Rate Information

Crime Category 2014 2015
Murder 0 1
Rape 16 30
Agg. Assault 99 95
Robbery 52 77
Burglary 346 462
Vehicle Thefts 92 135
Arson 4 5

Violent Crimes in Boca Raton, FL in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Murder 1
Rape 30
Aggravated Assault 95
Robbery 77

Property Crimes in Boca Raton, FL in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Burglary 462
Larceny 1621
Motor Vehicle Theft 135
Arson 5

Vehicle Thefts in Boca Raton, FL

Year Vehicle Thefts
2006 168
2007 170
2008 185
2009 158
2010 108
2011 114
2012 101
2013 94
2014 92
2015 135

Murder in Boca Raton, FL

Year Murder
2006 3
2007 5
2008 1
2009 2
2010 1
2011 0
2012 0
2013 4
2014 0
2015 1

Florida Criminal Statistics:


As the table-above indicates, major crimes in 2015 in Boca Raton, FL included 203 violent crimes and 2218 property crimes. The 203 violent crimes included: 1 murder, 95 aggravated assaults, 30 forcible rapes, and 77 robberies. The 2218 property crimes included: 135 motor vehicle thefts, 462 burglaries, 5 counts of arson, and 1621 counts of larceny and/or theft. Of course, there were additional offenses in Boca Raton, FL which fell outside of the major crime category; these crimes are generally charged as misdemeanors. It is important to realize that the numbers above reflect the reported crime rate, not the actual crime rate. Depending on the crime, there can be a huge disparity between the actual crime rate and the reporting rate.

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

Looking for information on a specific individual in Boca Raton, FL? BeenVerified can help you locate background check and criminal records for individuals living in Boca Raton or in the greater Boca Raton, FL metropolitan area. These records can help you determine if someone has been arrested for, charged with, or convicted of a crime. However, it is important to realize that the absence of a criminal record is no guarantee that a person has not engaged in criminal behavior.

Most major metropolitan areas include suburbs and surrounding areas. Crimes in those areas may not be charged in the city, but in the surrounding county or state. Therefore, it may be important to look at statewide crime statistics.


Vehicle Thefts in the state of Florida

Year Vehicle Thefts
2006 76437
2007 73656
2008 63509
2009 50259
2010 41462
2011 39621
2012 37330
2013 34912
2014 42579
2015 40661

You may also want to look at crime trends to compare a city to the state or the country, as a whole. To do this, you do not look at the overall number of crimes, but at the crime rate. It is also helpful to look at crime rates over time to determine whether a city or state is experiencing a growth in crime compared to the country, as a whole. Conventionally, the crime rate is reported as incidents per 1,000 people.

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