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West Palm Beach Crime Rate Report (Florida)

West Palm Beach crime statistics report an overall downward trend in crime based on data from 14 years with violent crime decreasing and property crime decreasing. Based on this trend, the crime rate in West Palm Beach for 2014 is expected to be lower than in 2012.

The city violent crime rate for West Palm Beach in 2012 was higher than the national violent crime rate average by 107.19% and the city property crime rate in West Palm Beach was higher than the national property crime rate average by 85.25%.

In 2012 the city violent crime rate in West Palm Beach was higher than the violent crime rate in Florida by 64.58% and the city property crime rate in West Palm Beach was higher than the property crime rate in Florida by 61.65%.

Property and Violent Crime
West Palm Beach Property Crime vs. State and National Per Capita
West Palm Beach Violent Crime vs. State and National Per Capita

West Palm Beach Crime Statistics
Summary Report

2012 Crime (Actual Data)*Incidents
Aggravated Assault439
Arson21
Burglary1,289
Forcible Rape31
Larceny and Theft3,801
Motor Vehicle Theft314
Murder and Manslaughter17
Robbery334
Crime Rate (Total Incidents)6,779
Property Crime5,425
Violent Crime821
2014 Crime (Projected Data)*Incidents
Aggravated Assault400
Arson14
Burglary1,194
Forcible Rape29
Larceny and Theft2,791
Motor Vehicle Theft0
Murder and Manslaughter17
Robbery201
Crime Rate (Total Incidents)5,289
Property Crime3,935
Violent Crime647

Property and Violent Crime Totals

West Palm Beach Property Crime

West Palm Beach Violent Crime

Actual versus Projected Crime Totals

West Palm Beach Crime 2012

West Palm Beach Crime 2014

City versus State versus National Crime Comparison

West Palm Beach Property Crime vs. State and National Comparison

West Palm Beach Violent Crime vs. State and National Comparison
* The source of actual data on this West Palm Beach, Florida crime rate report is the FBI Report of Offenses Known to Law Enforcement for the corresponding year or years. Arson numbers are reported inconsistently. Zero values may indicate the data was not available. The projected crime rate data displayed above was generated from the trends and crime data available from previous years of actual reported data. In this case, the West Palm Beach crime report data for 2014 was projected from 14 years of actual data. The last year of actual available crime data, as reported above, was 2012.

The FBI cautions the data users against comparing yearly statistical data solely on the basis of their population coverage. The comparisons made herein are thus, only meaningful upon further examination of all variables that affect crime in each reported city, state or other reported jurisdicition.

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