Highland Beach, FL Criminal and Public Records

Are you searching for criminal records or background information on someone in Highland Beach, FL? BeenVerified has access to public arrest records in Palm Beach County that can help you identify criminal background history for individuals in and around the Highland Beach area. Highland Beach has a population of 3,729, which makes it the 216th largest city in Florida, and an average income of $96,875. We’ve compiled helpful crime statistics below, or you can look up a specific person’s criminal records.

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Crime in Highland Beach, FL

One of the first ways to gauge crime is to look at the reported crimes in that city over a year’s time. Keep in mind that you cannot compare one city’s reported crimes to another city’s reported crimes without also understanding any differences in population. In addition, the reported crime rate and the actual crime rate may be very different; crimes such as forcible rape are notoriously underreported, while crimes like motor vehicle theft have higher reporting rates.

In 2015, there were 2 reported violent crimes and 38 reported property crimes in Highland Beach. This compares to 93,626 reported violent crimes and 570,270 reported property crimes statewide in Florida. This makes Highland Beach 261st in the state of Florida when it comes to violent crimes per 100k people.

The most common violent crime in Highland Beach was agg. assault, with 1 reported. The most common property crime was larceny, with 32 reported.

In addition to these major crimes, there were a number of other offenses committed, but most of those were charged as misdemeanors. Our charts below have much more information.


Highland Beach Crime Rankings:

Statewide (2015)

  • Population: 216th
  • Violent Crimes: 149th (261st per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 138th (256th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 90th (196th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 228th (268th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 166th (275th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 217th (248th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 109th (236th per 100k)

Nationwide (2015)

  • Population: 5,236th
  • Violent Crimes: 631st (4,244th per 100k)
  • Murder: 77th (413th per 100k)
  • Rape: 190th (1,411th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 485th (3,704th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 341st (1,618th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 1,744th (6,174th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 724th (5,037th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 1,512th (5,595th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 514th (2,712th per 100k)
  • Arson: 117th (825th per 100k)

In Palm Beach County (2015)

  • Population: 21st
  • Violent Crimes: 27th (29th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 23rd (27th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 19th (24th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 27th (29th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 26th (31st per 100k)
  • Larceny: 26th (29th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 24th (29th per 100k)

General Data

  • Population: 3,729
  • Households: 2,026
  • Median Income: $96,875
  • Land Area: 0.513 miles2
  • Water Area: 0.762 miles2
  • Time Zone: EDT

Highland Beach, FL Crime Rate Information

Crime Category 2014 2015
Rape 0 0
Agg. Assault 3 1
Robbery 0 1
Burglary 4 4
Vehicle Thefts 0 2

Violent Crimes in Highland Beach, FL in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Rape 0
Aggravated Assault 1
Robbery 1

Property Crimes in Highland Beach, FL in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Burglary 4
Larceny 32
Motor Vehicle Theft 2

Robbery in Highland Beach, FL

Year Robbery
2006 1
2007 0
2008 0
2009 0
2010 0
2011 0
2012 0
2013 0
2014 0
2015 1

Rape in Highland Beach, FL

Year Rape
2006 0
2007 0
2008 0
2009 0
2010 1
2011 0
2012 0
2013 0
2014 0
2015 0

Florida Criminal Statistics:


Criminal Records Lookup

Do you want to lookup a specific individual’s criminal records? While a criminal background check may be important, it is important to understand that that the presence or absence of some criminal history may not be indicative of a person’s actual criminal behavior. People can be arrested for and charged with crimes that they did not commit, while other people may never be charged with crimes that they did commit. Therefore, when looking at an individual’s criminal background, it is important to understand the differences between arrests, charges, and convictions. It is equally important to understand that the absence of a criminal record does not guarantee that a person has not engaged in criminal behavior or will not engage in future criminal behavior.

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You may also want to look at statewide reporting numbers.

Florida Statistics:

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

While the overall numbers can help you find some information, the crime rate is more informative. The crime rate can be reported in various ways; here we have chosen to report the crime rate as incidents per 1,000 people. By looking at the crime rate in a city, you can determine whether that city is more or less dangerous than surrounding cities. Here, we have compiled comparisons of the rate for various crimes in Highland Beach and compared them to the rates for that same crime in Florida and nationwide.


Robbery in the state of Florida

Year Robbery
2006 34147
2007 38162
2008 36273
2009 30911
2010 26086
2011 25622
2012 23889
2013 23200
2014 24914
2015 21137

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