5-year Increase in Violent Crime Rate: 30.4%
Violent Crime per 100,000 (2006): 245.8
Violent Crime per 100,000 (2011): 320.6
Murders per 100,000: 1.0
In 2006, there were 191 violent crimes reported in the Palm Coast metropolitan area. By 2011, that figure had risen to 311. While the rate of robberies declined by more than 24% across the country, it increased 2.1% in the Palm Coast region. But while violent crime experienced a significant uptick, the property crime rate decreased by 15%, better than the 13.1% decline nationwide. The rate of motor vehicle thefts — which falls into the property crime category — declined 61%, significantly better than the 42.6% decline across the U.S.
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