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Crime Report for Panama City Beach,

The HomeSurfer crime rating for Panama City Beach, is 1.2 out of a possible 5 total points. Higher ratings indicate that your area is safer. The HomeSurfer crime rating is calculated depending on how the crime rate in your city compares with crime in the state and the nation. Violent crime is weighed more heavily than property crime, and the national ranking is more important than the state ranking.

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Panama City Beach Crime Rating
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Violent Crime Rate
Data comes from the FBI Uniform Crime Rate database for 2008.


Panama City Beach, has a violent crime rate of 524 incidents per 100,000 people. This compares with a rate of 805 in and a rate of 676 nationally. Lower numbers are better, indicating that fewer crimes happen per person in the population.


Violent Crime Rate
Incidents per 100,000

Panama City Beach 524
FL 805
National 676

Panama City Beach, is in the 54% percentile rank in the state for Violent Crime. It is in the 80% percentile rank nationally. Lower numbers are better. In this case, 54% of cities in have crime rates equal to or lower than Panama City Beach, or said another way, 46% of cities in have crime rates higher than Panama City Beach.


  Review crime rate data for Panama City Beach,

Crime Panama City Beach FL Nation
Violent Crime Total 524.2 805.0 676
Murder / NNH 0.0 7.4 6.5
Forcible Rape 103.5 33.9 31.1
Robbery Rate 110.0 271.4 197.4
Aggravated Assault 310.6 492.3 315
Property Crime Total 6425.9 4877.7 3726.9
Burglary 1281.3 1145.0 812.3
Larceny Theft 5144.6 3318.6 2541.6
Motor Vehicle Theft 0.0 414.1 382.3
Arson 25.9 17.9 23.3


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Property Crime Rate
Property crime includes burglary, larceny, vehicle theft, and arson. Data comes from the FBI Uniform Crime Rate database for 2008.


Panama City Beach, has a property crime rate of 6425.9 incidents per 100,000 people. This compares with an average rate of 4877.7 in and an average rate of 3727 incidents per 100,000 nationally. Lower numbers are better, indicating that fewer crimes happen per person in the population.


Property Crime Rate
Incidents per 100,000

Panama City Beach 6425.9
FL 4877.7
National 3727



Panama City Beach Property Crime:
State Percentile Rank - 87
National Percentile Rank - 94