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Palm Beach County Crime Report (1998)

Total Crime (1998)
Population: 1,020,521
# of Total Crime: 86,639
Firearm Involved**: 2,186
Rate*: 1,020,521

Type of Crime Palm Beach County Florida
NumberRate*NumberRate*
TotalAll** 86,6398,489.7 1,025,1006,833.8
Property Crimes 76,613 7,507.2 885,427 5,902.7
Violent Crimes** 10,026 982.4 139,673 931.1
Firearm Involved Violent Crimes 2,187 214.3 31,659 211.1
MurderAll737.2 9666.4
Firearm Involved484.7 5893.9
Forcible Sex OffensesAll80278.6 12,70284.7
Firearm Involved151.5 2921.9
RobberyAll2,967290.7 36,130240.9
Firearm Involved1,00698.6 13,93792.9
Aggravated AssaultAll6,184606.0 89,875599.1
Firearm Involved1,117109.5 16,825112.2
Manslau
-ghter***
All191.9 1400.9
Firearm Involved10.1 160.1
Motor Vehicle Theft10,053985.1 104,094693.9
Burglary17,4741,712.3 202,5591,350.4
Larceny49,0864,809.9 578,7743,858.4

Without FirearmFirearm Involved
Manslaughter 18 1
Murder 25 48
Forcible Sex Offenses 787 15
Robbery 1,961 1006
Aggravated Assault 5,067 1117


*: Per 100,000 population.
**: Does not include manslaughter.
***: Total crime does not include manslaughter .
DNR: Did not report.

Note: Florida has adopted a "Forcible Sex Offense" category that is not used at the Federal level. Florida's Forcible Sex Offenses (FSO) include forcible rape, attempted rape, forcible sodomy, and forcible fondling. Users of this site will note that various reports will use either a Forcible Rape or a FSO category in Index Offenses. When Forcible Rape is presented it includes rape and attempted rape only while forcible sodomy and forcible fondling are included in aggravated assault.

Note: Percent changes in number and rate should be interpreted with caution. In small counties with low numbers of crime, a small increase in crime can produce a large percent change.

Note: Dade County was renamed "Miami-Dade County" in 1997. All county and jurisdictional data 1998 to date reflects this change. This change affects the alphabetical order of Miami-Dade County. Please note this change when downloading time series data earlier than 1998.

SOURCE: Florida Department of Law Enforcement. Crime in Florida, Florida uniform crime report [Computer program]. Tallahassee, FL: FDLE.


Source: Florida Department of Law Enforcement  
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