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Palmetto, Florida Crime Statistics

This page contains crime rates for Palmetto, Florida. You can look through the breakdown of crime by type, changes to crime data over time, and see how Palmetto compares to similar locations. If you are interested in seeing public records information for Palmetto, Florida, you can click the Public Records tab at the top.

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 9,187 total crimes reported in Palmetto, Florida (1,944 of them violent). Of the 919 crimes that take place per year in Palmetto, close to 50% transpire less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Palmetto, Florida every 9 hours. This includes 6 murders, 65 rapes, and at least five thousand thefts (including 522 car thefts).

Crime Trends

In the course of the most recent 10 years, crime data were available in Palmetto, Florida for all 10 years. Throughout that period, reported crime in Palmetto has risen by 37%. Throughout that same period of time, violent crime climbed by 78%. By and large, the crime data indicate a significant rise in crime over the last 10 years in Palmetto. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit at least one thousand for Palmetto, Florida in 2009.

Crime Trends in Palmetto, Florida (1999-2008)

Please take note that these graphs show reported crime rates and some sudden changes in crime data are the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in cities like Palmetto, Florida (1999-2008)

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Crime Data Information

Palmetto, Florida law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. The data reported for Palmetto conform to the FBI data quality guidelines. For more information, and a description of the statistical methods and data algorithms used by RecordsPedia, please visit our methodology section.