South Bay, FL Criminal and Public Records

Are you searching for criminal records or background information on someone in South Bay, 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 South Bay area. South Bay has a population of 5,101, which makes it the 202nd largest city in Florida, and an average income of $29,009. We’ve compiled helpful crime statistics below, or you can look up a specific person’s criminal records.

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Crime in South Bay, 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 42 reported violent crimes and 174 reported property crimes in South Bay. This compares to 93,626 reported violent crimes and 570,270 reported property crimes statewide in Florida. This makes South Bay 35th in the state of Florida when it comes to violent crimes per 100k people.

The most common violent crime in South Bay was agg. assault, with 37 reported. The most common property crime was larceny, with 111 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.

South Bay Crime Rankings:

Statewide (2015)

  • Population: 202nd
  • Violent Crimes: 114th (35th per 100k)
  • Murder: 18th (20th per 100k)
  • Rape: 55th (138th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 104th (19th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 88th (146th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 179th (110th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 127th (42nd per 100k)
  • Larceny: 178th (140th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 98th (75th per 100k)
  • Arson: 24th (24th per 100k)

Nationwide (2015)

  • Population: 4,649th
  • Violent Crimes: 591st (510th per 100k)
  • Murder: 77th (223rd per 100k)
  • Rape: 190th (1,228th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 449th (359th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 339th (1,298th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 1,608th (1,717th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 678th (702nd per 100k)
  • Larceny: 1,433rd (2,248th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 503rd (1,068th per 100k)
  • Arson: 117th (636th per 100k)

In Palm Beach County (2015)

  • Population: 20th
  • Violent Crimes: 18th (8th per 100k)
  • Murder: 8th (7th per 100k)
  • Rape: 13th (15th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 16th (5th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 17th (20th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 19th (14th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 16th (8th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 19th (15th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 17th (12th per 100k)
  • Arson: 7th (5th per 100k)

General Data

  • Population: 5,101
  • Households: 595
  • Median Income: $29,009
  • Land Area: 2.685 miles2
  • Water Area: 1.017 miles2
  • Time Zone: EDT

South Bay, FL Crime Rate Information

Crime Category 2014 2015
Murder 0 1
Rape 0 1
Agg. Assault 50 37
Robbery 8 3
Burglary 45 50
Vehicle Thefts 7 13
Arson 2 1

Violent Crimes in South Bay, FL in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Murder 1
Rape 1
Aggravated Assault 37
Robbery 3

Property Crimes in South Bay, FL in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Burglary 50
Larceny 111
Motor Vehicle Theft 13
Arson 1

Violent Crimes in South Bay, FL

Year Violent Crimes
2006 67
2007 73
2008 60
2009 62
2010 43
2011 47
2012 27
2013 73
2014 58
2015 42

Vehicle Thefts in South Bay, FL

Year Vehicle Thefts
2006 10
2007 13
2008 14
2009 12
2010 3
2011 9
2012 4
2013 3
2014 7
2015 13

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
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 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 South Bay and compared them to the rates for that same crime in Florida and nationwide.

Violent Crimes in the state of Florida

Year Violent Crimes
2006 128795
2007 131880
2008 126265
2009 113541
2010 101969
2011 98199
2012 94087
2013 91986
2014 107521
2015 93626

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