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West Palm Beach, FL | Crime Rates

West Palm Beach is a region located in FL, and has a population of 101,281. This region is policed by WEST PALM BEACH POLICE DEPT.

West Palm Beach has an overall crime rate of 6,866 per 100,000 residents. This is one of the most dangerous regions in the United States. This means that your chances of becoming a victim of any type of crime in West Palm Beach is 1 in 15 if you reside there for a year.

The average overall crime rate for West Palm Beach for the previous 2 years was 6,818 per 100,000 residents. This means that the crime rate for West Palm Beach has been increasing over time.

Below are its crime rates and policing statistics according to the FBI's Uniform Crime Reports (UCR). For more specific crime statistics (NIBRS) for many US cities & counties, see Offense Statistics.

Crime Rates

(per 100,000) West Palm Beach USA
Crime Rate (Overall) 6,866 4,506
Murder Rate 14.1 6
Robbery Rate 232 148
Rape Rate 47 30
Assault Rate 1,258 644
Burglary Rate 1,337 726
Forced Entry Rate 865 417
Larceny Rate 3,638 2,185
Auto Theft Rate 340 362

Policing Statistics

West Palm Beach USA
Overall Clearance 10% 28%
Homicide Clearance 7% 56%
Assault Clearance 22% 52%
Rape Clearance 17% 38%
Robbery Clearance 6% 23%
Burglary Clearance 5% 12%
Larceny Clearance 9% 18%
Auto Theft Clearance 5% 12%

Sex Offenders

Of the 730,000 sex offenders in the United States, there are a total of 271 sex offender(s) in West Palm Beach. On a per capita basis, there are approximately 268 sex offender(s) per 100,000 people in West Palm Beach. This is compared to the nation-wide average of 240 sex offenders per 100,000 people.

To search the official state sex offender registry for Florida see

Data estimated from arrests & clearances from a sample from the Uniform Crime Reports, Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Department of Justice. Washington, D.C. 2011. If missing data exist, these figures will tend to underestimate the true figures. is not responsible for the currency or accuracy of this data.

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