Reported Annual Crime In East Palo Alto

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleEast Palo Alto/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime833n/a (estimate)2,7893,0452,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleEast Palo Alto/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder4n/a13.44.84.9
Rape20n/a67.032.738.6
Robbery81n/a271.2135.0101.9
Assault76n/a254.5253.8237.8
Violent crime181n/a (estimate)606426373
Burglary126n/a421.9504.3491.4
Theft394n/a1,319.31,677.11,775.4
Vehicle theft132n/a442.0436.8220.2
Property crime652n/a (estimate)2,1832,6182,487
A general overview of all the annual reported crimes in East Palo Alto, CA is displayed above. The data has been arranged to make it easier to find both the gross total of reported crimes and the number of crimes reported per 100,000 people in East Palo Alto, CA. These statistics are further divided into two distinct categories (violent crimes and property crimes) to provide more insight to how prevalent crime is in the area. You'll find that the rate of crime in East Palo Alto, CA averages 8% lower than the rest of California while the rate of crime on a national scale is 2% lower than. You'll find that the occurrence of violent crime in East Palo Alto, CA is 42% higher than the average rate of crime in California and 63% higher than the rest of the nation. Similarly, crime involving property stands 17% lower than the remainder of the state of California and 12% lower than the nation's average. Both of these statistics relate to how safe residents and businesses are while performing everyday activities in the East Palo Alto, CA area.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in East Palo Alto is 2% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 7.64 daily crimes that occur in East Palo Alto.
  • East Palo Alto is safer than 18% of the cities in the United States.
  • In East Palo Alto you have a 1 in 36 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in East Palo Alto has increased by 17%.

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Daily Crime In East Palo Alto (per 100,000 people)

The illustration above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in East Palo Alto, CA on a daily bases (per 100,000 people) to crimes committed throughout the state of California. A comparison to the average number of daily national crimes is displayed as well. According to the latest crime statistics, daily crimes in East Palo Alto, CA (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to California state wide, are 1.09 times less than the state average and 1.03 times less than than national statistics. Violent crimes committed in East Palo Alto, CA on a daily bases are 1.42 times more than than California average and 1.63 times more than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in East Palo Alto, CA are 1.20 times less than the daily state average and 1.14 times less than the daily national numbers.

How Safe is East Palo Alto (higher is better)

What are the odds that you'll be safer in East Palo Alto, CA compared to other areas of California, as well as the rest of America? In the included graphs, it's depicted that East Palo Alto, CA safer than 20% when compared to other California cities, and 18% compared to all other cities across America. These statistics are derived from a closer look at each city's crime rate in California, as well as the rest of the US. It is then determined which cities see less crime than East Palo Alto, CA. At this time, East Palo Alto, CA sees a below average rate of crime in comparison to other United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in East Palo Alto

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in East Palo Alto is 1 in 165
The chance of being a victim of property crime in East Palo Alto is 1 in 46
The chance of being a victim of crime in East Palo Alto is 1 in 36
Do you want to know the risk of being victimized by a crime in East Palo Alto, CA? Displayed here are the statistics showing how likely you are to become a victim of a crime of violence, crime against your property, or any other crime. If you are in East Palo Alto, CA, then there is a 1 in 165 risk that you will experience a violent crime against you. These types of crimes may include homicide, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Your risk of being a victim of property crime is 1 in 46. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 36 risk that you will become a victim of crime in East Palo Alto, CA.

Year Over Year Crime In East Palo Alto (per 100,000 people)

The year over year change in crime helps to understand whether crime in East Palo Alto, CA is on the rise or declining. Analysts use this measure in order to eliminate the effect of changes in crime by the season. Year over year change in crime is shown for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people in the graph above. Clearly, the violent crime rate in East Palo Alto, CA has increased by 44%, while the property crime rate in East Palo Alto, CA has increased by 12% year over year. Summing up the numbers, East Palo Alto, CA has increased by 17% with regards to total crimes year over year.

East Palo Alto police department

ItemEast Palo AltoCaliforniaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)4151,506556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.43.63.3
There are a total of 41 East Palo Alto police officers. This results in 1.4 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 60.5% less than the California average and 56.4% less than the National average.

Sex offenders in California

StateTotal offendersCalifornia /100KNational /100K
California68,119197222
There are a total of 68,119 sex offenders in California. This yields a total of 197 sex offenders in California per 100,000 residents which is 11% less than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Ladera, CA1,49760367427
Fruitdale, CA1,08964396461
Loyola, CA3,46381499580
Cambrian Park, CA3,31881499580
West Menlo Park, CA3,74381499580
East Palo Alto, CA28,9206062,1832,789

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Golden Gate, FL28,9176533,9774,630
Perry Hall, MD28,9245302,6873,217
Lake in the Hills, IL28,92666447513
Princeton, NJ28,94043834877
Bay Shore, NY28,8834111,7362,147
East Palo Alto, CA28,9206062,1832,789
Source: The East Palo Alto, CA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2015. The crime report encompasses more than 18,000 city and state law enforcement agencies reporting data on property and violent crimes. The uniform crime reports program represents approximately 309 million American residents, which results in 98% coverage of metropolitan statistical areas.