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Panama City, Florida Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 26,699 total crimes reported in Panama City, Florida (3,363 of them violent). Of the 2,670 crimes that take place per year in Panama City, close to 50% transpire less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Panama City, Florida every 3 hours. This includes 28 murders, 280 rapes, and just about nineteen thousand thefts (including 1,308 car thefts).

Crime Trends

In the course of the most recent 10 years, crime data were available in Panama City, Florida for all 10 years. Throughout that period, reported crime in Panama City has risen by 5%. Throughout that same period of time, violent crime climbed by 53%. By and large, the crime data indicate a general rise in crime over the last 10 years in Panama City. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit just about three thousand for Panama City, Florida in 2009.

Crime Trends in Panama City, 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 Panama City, Florida (1999-2008)

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Crime Data Information

Panama City, Florida law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. The data reported for Panama City 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.