Palm Beach Gardens, FL Criminal and Public Records

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About Palm Beach Gardens

Palm Beach Gardens is located in Palm Beach County, with a population of 52,923. This makes it the 52nd most populous city in Florida. It has an average income of $68,802.

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Public Criminal Records

In 2015, there were 63 reported major violent crimes (0.001194 per person) and 1,484 reported major property crimes in Palm Beach Gardens (0.028129 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 Palm Beach Gardens.

Crime Rates Compared to Florida

When it comes to major violent crimes, Palm Beach Gardens has 0.001194 violent crimes per person. This compares to 0.005581 violent crimes per person statewide.

Palm Beach Gardens has 0.028129 major property crimes per person. This compares to 0.033991 per person statewide.


Palm Beach Gardens Crime Rankings:

Statewide (2015)

  • Population: 52nd
  • Violent Crimes: 97th (235th per 100k)
  • Rape: 46th (141st per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 104th (237th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 75th (191st per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 60th (146th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 72nd (205th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 50th (124th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 66th (190th per 100k)
  • Arson: 24th (108th per 100k)

Nationwide (2015)

  • Population: 723rd
  • Violent Crimes: 570th (3,626th per 100k)
  • Murder: 77th (413th per 100k)
  • Rape: 181st (1,236th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 449th (3,281st per 100k)
  • Robbery: 326th (1,584th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 637th (2,453rd per 100k)
  • Burglary: 548th (3,264th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 547th (1,992nd per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 461st (2,225th per 100k)
  • Arson: 117th (815th per 100k)

In Palm Beach County (2015)

  • Population: 7th
  • Violent Crimes: 15th (24th per 100k)
  • Rape: 9th (16th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 16th (24th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 12th (22nd per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 7th (18th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 10th (22nd per 100k)
  • Larceny: 6th (14th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 10th (24th per 100k)
  • Arson: 7th (16th per 100k)

General Data

  • Population: 52,923
  • Households: 22,945
  • Median Income: $68,802
  • Land Area: 56.032 miles2
  • Water Area: 0.244 miles2
  • Time Zone: EDT

Palm Beach Gardens, FL Crime Rate Information

Crime Category 2014 2015
Murder 1 0
Rape 12 10
Agg. Assault 35 37
Robbery 28 16
Burglary 204 181
Vehicle Thefts 74 55
Arson 0 1

Violent Crimes in Palm Beach Gardens, FL in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Murder 0
Rape 10
Aggravated Assault 37
Robbery 16

Property Crimes in Palm Beach Gardens, FL in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Burglary 181
Larceny 1248
Motor Vehicle Theft 55
Arson 1

Agg. Assault in Palm Beach Gardens, FL

Year Agg. Assault
2006 92
2007 73
2008 57
2009 61
2010 33
2011 64
2012 34
2013 37
2014 35
2015 37

Burglary in Palm Beach Gardens, FL

Year Burglary
2006 365
2007 256
2008 258
2009 293
2010 265
2011 207
2012 242
2013 216
2014 204
2015 181

Florida Criminal Statistics:


If you have an idea of how large Palm Beach Gardens 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 Palm Beach Gardens 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 Palm Beach Gardens 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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