Wellington, FL Criminal and Public Records

Are you searching for criminal records or background information on someone in Wellington, 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 Wellington area. Wellington has a population of 62,560, which makes it the 39th largest city in Florida, and an average income of $81,047. We’ve compiled helpful crime statistics below, or you can look up a specific person’s criminal records.

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Crime in Wellington, 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 108 reported violent crimes and 1166 reported property crimes in Wellington. This compares to 93,626 reported violent crimes and 570,270 reported property crimes statewide in Florida. This makes Wellington 202nd in the state of Florida when it comes to violent crimes per 100k people.

The most common violent crime in Wellington was agg. assault, with 76 reported. The most common property crime was larceny, with 976 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.


Wellington Crime Rankings:

Statewide (2015)

  • Population: 39th
  • Violent Crimes: 74th (202nd per 100k)
  • Murder: 18th (92nd per 100k)
  • Rape: 39th (110th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 77th (200th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 77th (205th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 75th (215th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 95th (255th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 68th (193rd per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 59th (176th per 100k)
  • Arson: 22nd (91st per 100k)

Nationwide (2015)

  • Population: 571st
  • Violent Crimes: 525th (3,162nd per 100k)
  • Murder: 77th (401st per 100k)
  • Rape: 174th (1,155th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 410th (2,802nd per 100k)
  • Robbery: 328th (1,664th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 791st (4,192nd per 100k)
  • Burglary: 612th (4,415th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 678th (3,623rd per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 442nd (2,094th per 100k)
  • Arson: 115th (786th per 100k)

In Palm Beach County (2015)

  • Population: 5th
  • Violent Crimes: 10th (19th per 100k)
  • Murder: 8th (13th per 100k)
  • Rape: 6th (12th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 10th (19th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 13th (25th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 11th (24th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 12th (30th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 10th (22nd per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 8th (22nd per 100k)
  • Arson: 5th (12th per 100k)

General Data

  • Population: 62,560
  • Households: 19,959
  • Median Income: $81,047
  • Land Area: 45.143 miles2
  • Water Area: 0.45 miles2
  • Time Zone: EDT

Wellington, FL Crime Rate Information

Crime Category 2014 2015
Murder 1 1
Rape 13 17
Agg. Assault 60 76
Robbery 28 14
Burglary 216 116
Vehicle Thefts 86 74
Arson 5 3

Violent Crimes in Wellington, FL in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Murder 1
Rape 17
Aggravated Assault 76
Robbery 14

Property Crimes in Wellington, FL in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Burglary 116
Larceny 976
Motor Vehicle Theft 74
Arson 3

Agg. Assault in Wellington, FL

Year Agg. Assault
2006 108
2007 112
2008 131
2009 82
2010 96
2011 100
2012 106
2013 82
2014 60
2015 76

Murder in Wellington, FL

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

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.

All you need is a first name and last name to begin looking up someone’s criminal records. Try BeenVerified’s criminal records search.

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 Wellington and compared them to the rates for that same crime in Florida and 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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