Palatka has a population of 10,439. During the past three years, Palatka saw 2,073 arrests. For 2017, the Palatka's arrest rate totaled 588.18 per 10,000 residents. This increase of 85.81% makes Palatka higher than the national average of 316.54 per 10,000 residents. From that total, 77 were violent crimes like murder, rape, and robbery. The city of Palatka also totaled 537 arrests for property crimes during 2017. When compared to Crescent City and Welaka, Palatka is a more dangerous place to live.
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Overall, Palatka had a higher rate of non-violent crime. For 2017, Palatka averaged 77 violent crimes and 537 non-violent crimes.
The city of Palatka experienced 1,363 violent crimes during 2007-2017. Of that total, 11 were for murder/non-negligent manslaughter. Additionally, 72 was for legacy rape. The robbery total was 302, and the aggravated assault total was 978.
It is situated in Putnam county, Florida with a total number of 37 employees - 6 female, 25 male officers and 6 civilians. Palatka PD ORI (Originated Agency Identifier) number is FL0540100, it belongs to the South Atlantic division in the South region with a region code of Region III.