Palm Beach, FL Criminal and Public Records

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About Palm Beach

Palm Beach is located in Palm Beach County, with a population of 8,612. This makes it the 165th most populous city in Florida. It has an average income of $105,527.

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Public Criminal Records

In 2015, there were 9 reported major violent crimes (0.001048 per person) and 135 reported major property crimes in Palm Beach (0.015723 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.

Crime Rates Compared to Florida

When it comes to major violent crimes, Palm Beach has 0.001048 violent crimes per person. This compares to 0.005581 violent crimes per person statewide.

Palm Beach has 0.015723 major property crimes per person. This compares to 0.033991 per person statewide.


Palm Beach Crime Rankings:

Statewide (2015)

  • Population: 165th
  • Violent Crimes: 142nd (244th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 133rd (238th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 88th (186th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 187th (235th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 148th (229th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 187th (239th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 91st (87th per 100k)

Nationwide (2015)

  • Population: 3,529th
  • Violent Crimes: 624th (3,762nd per 100k)
  • Murder: 77th (413th per 100k)
  • Rape: 190th (1,411th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 480th (3,282nd per 100k)
  • Robbery: 339th (1,539th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 1,647th (4,826th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 704th (3,696th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 1,453rd (4,975th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 496th (1,225th per 100k)
  • Arson: 117th (825th per 100k)

In Palm Beach County (2015)

  • Population: 16th
  • Violent Crimes: 21st (26th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 19th (25th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 17th (21st per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 20th (25th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 21st (27th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 20th (26th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 14th (14th per 100k)

General Data

  • Population: 8,612
  • Households: 4,738
  • Median Income: $105,527
  • Land Area: 4.204 miles2
  • Water Area: 3.915 miles2
  • Time Zone: EDT

Palm Beach, FL Crime Rate Information

Crime Category 2014 2015
Rape 1 0
Agg. Assault 3 6
Robbery 0 3
Burglary 39 24
Vehicle Thefts 5 20

Violent Crimes in Palm Beach, FL in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Rape 0
Aggravated Assault 6
Robbery 3

Property Crimes in Palm Beach, FL in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Burglary 24
Larceny 91
Motor Vehicle Theft 20

Property Crimes in Palm Beach, FL

Year Property Crimes
2006 212
2007 186
2008 161
2009 140
2010 132
2011 146
2012 189
2013 157
2014 155
2015 135

Rape in Palm Beach, FL

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

Florida Criminal Statistics:


If you have an idea of how large Palm Beach 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
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 above statistics are helpful in some circumstances, they do not give you information about how Palm Beach 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 is at a higher or lower risk of being a victim of a major crime than people in the rest of Florida or nationwide.


Property Crimes in the state of Florida

Year Property Crimes
2006 721084
2007 746347
2008 758934
2009 712010
2010 669035
2011 671200
2012 632988
2013 607172
2014 679446
2015 570270

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