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Boca Raton: Area Served by South Florida Criminal Defense Attorney

Boca Raton is located in southeast Florida and sits in Palm Beach County. The last estimate of Boca Raton’s population was about 99,244 people, as calculated in 2018.


The number of violent crimes that occur annually in Boca Raton is 217. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery, and assault. Violent and property crimes combined increase the number of annual crimes to approximately 2,713. Boca Raton is safer than 18% of U.S. Cities but is also considered to have a higher crime rate than 71% of Florida’s cities and towns of all sizes.


Boca Raton Crime data from Florida Department of Law Enforcement:

Boca Raton Average Annual Crime Rates

Violent Crimes Property Crimes
  • Murders: 2
  • Rape: 28
  • Robbery: 80
  • Assault: 95
  • Burglary: 277
  • Theft: 1,894
  • Grand Theft Auto: 190

The total crime index for Boca Raton is 2,566. From 2017 to 2018, the crime index decreased about 6%. The crime rate was 2,747 per 100,000 people in 2018, which was a 7.5% decrease from 2017. 


To see a crime map of Boca Raton, click here

Why you need a Boca Raton Criminal Attorney:

Boca Raton is a relatively small town in South Florida, but it has more crime than 71% of other Florida cities and towns. If you were charged with or arrested for a crime in Boca Raton, the most important part of getting the best possible outcome in a criminal case is having a good defense attorney by your side. 


In fact, having a good defense attorney sometimes isn’t always enough. You need the best and most experienced criminal defense attorney to help you successfully argue your case. That’s what we’re here for at Rossen Law Firm. After a FREE initial consultation and strategy session, our award-winning attorneys will meet together to have a discussion about possible legal arguments we can make to get you the best possible outcome given the facts and circumstances of your specific case. 


Our attorneys have experience and knowledge in defending criminal cases in Palm Beach County specifically. What a lot of people don’t know is that the outcome of your case depends on the judge you are assigned to; and while you can’t control what judge you get, you can control the attorney you hire to plead your case. Our attorneys have extensive knowledge of the judges and courtrooms in Palm Beach County. They know which arguments will work and what won’t, and because of their experience in working Palm Beach County cases, they also know what diversion programs are available for our clients. See more about available diversion programs in Palm Beach County here. If you or someone you know is being charged with a crime, Rossen Law Firm is here and ready to do the work to get the best outcome for your case. 

Boca Raton Law Enforcement

Boca Raton Police Department

Within the city limits of Boca Raton, the Boca Police Department has jurisdiction. Outside the city limits of Boca, the Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office handles complaints, arrests, pressing charges, and more. 

Boca Raton police officers have body cameras, and most cop cars have in-car cameras. The local police department has an Investigative Services Bureau. The department has special services including: multiple community service officers, a 3-canine K-9 unit, a marine unit, motorcycle unit, traffic enforcement units including DUI patrol, and a traffic homicide unit. The department’s special teams include: a dive team, a bomb unit, a honor guard and a 17-member SWAT team.   


Boca Raton Police Department

100 NW Boca Raton Boulevard

Boca Raton, FL 33432


Phone: 561-338-1234

Email: [email protected] 

Interim Boca Police Chief: Michele Miuccio


For more Boca PD phone numbers to reach a Domestic Violence Specialist, to report a compliment or complaint of police conduct/service; or even other community support lines including: child abuse, crisis line, elderly abuse, hurricane, rape, or the Boca Raton suicide hotline, visit this Boca Raton contact page for phone numbers.


If you are looking to search for sexual offender and predator information in Boca Raton, or anywhere in South Florida, you can do so at the system created by Florida Department of Law Enforcement


Sheriff’s Office for Boca Raton

Outside the Boca Raton city limits, the Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office handles all incidents. 


Ric Bradshaw is the Sheriff for Palm Beach County. He was appointed the Chief of Police in 1996. PBSO has 20 different districts, Boca is in District 7. The sheriff’s office units include, but are not limited to: Traffic and DUI Enforcement; Aviation Unit; a Warrants Bureau; a Canine Unit; Crime Analysis; a Gang, Graffiti and Internet Crimes Unit; Marine Enforcement Unit, Parks Enforcement and an Intelligence Bureau. Other services offered include Crime Prevention, LGBT Liaisons, Overdose Prevention, and more.  


Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office

3228 Gun Club Road 

West Palm Beach, FL 33406 


Phone: 561-688-3000 

Sheriff: Ric Bradshaw 


Boca Raton Court System 

There is no actual court house in Boca Raton, but any cases will be handled by courts within the 15th Judicial Circuit of Florida, which encompasses all of Palm Beach County. Any cases that are appealed are handled in the 4th District Courts of Appeal in West Palm Beach.  


The Main Courthouse for Palm Beach County is located at 205 N Dixie Hwy, West Palm Beach, FL 33401. There are 5 courthouses in the 15th circuit. 


The Palm Beach Court System has a total of  54  judges and 9 magistrates. The Chief Judge is Krista Marx. 


Cases handled in Court from Boca Raton

The 15th Judicial Circuit handles Circuit Civil, Circuit Criminal, County Civil, County Criminal, Domestic Violence, Family, Juvenile, Probate, and Veteran cases. 


Rossen Law Firm defends misdemeanor and felony criminal cases including: DUI, aggravated assault, aggravated battery, petit and grand theft, fraud,  trespassing, domestic violence injunctions, drug possession and trafficking, burglary, robbery, criminal mischief and sex crimes.


Boca Raton Jails or Detention Centers

The Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office manages 2 different jails:


Main Detention Center

3228 Gun Club Road
West Palm Beach, FL 33406-3001

West Detention Center
38811 James Wheeler Way,
Belle Glade, Fl., 33430


Boca Raton City Hall Information

Boca Raton’s city government includes Mayor Scott Singer and 4 city council members: Monica Mayotte, Andrea Levine O’Rourke, Jeremy Rodgers and Andy Thomson. Boca’s City manager is Leif J. Ahnell. The city has about 2,000 full-time employees providing services in development, financial, fire rescue, municipal, police, recreation and utility departments. 

Boca Raton City Hall

201 West Palmetto Park Road
Boca Raton, FL 33432

City Clerk: Susan S. Saxton
Phone: 561-393-7740
Email: [email protected]


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