Reported Annual Crime In Palm Desert

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peoplePalm Desert/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime2,221n/a (estimate)4,2282,9982,837
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peoplePalm Desert/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder1n/a1.94.95.3
Rape2n/a3.834.940.4
Robbery26n/a49.5139.6102.8
Assault48n/a91.4265.9248.5
Violent crime77n/a (estimate)147445386
Burglary380n/a723.4479.8468.9
Theft1,586n/a3,019.31,623.01,745.0
Vehicle theft178n/a338.9450.3236.9
Property crime2,144n/a (estimate)4,0822,5532,451
A comprehensive overview of any and all yearly reported crimes in Palm Desert, CA is shown in the table above. In order to provide more clarity, the total number of crimes is shown as well as the amount of crimes committed per 100,000 people. The crimes indicated in the table are separated into two different categories. These categories are property crimes and violent crimes. According to the table, the overall crime rate is 41% higher than the average of crimes committed in California. It is also 49% higher than the national average. When it comes to violent crimes, Palm Desert, CA shows a crime rate that is 67% lower than the California average. The crime rate is also 62% lower than the national average. When it comes to property crimes, Palm Desert, CA is shown to be 60% higher than the California average and 67% higher than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Vista Santa Rosa, CA3,7752451,4081,653
Sky Valley, CA2,5742631,5081,771
Desert Palms, CA6,9402661,5241,790
Indian Wells, CA5,1941492,0552,205
Thermal, CA2,3963391,9452,284
Cathedral City, CA53,2682802,0202,299
Bermuda Dunes, CA7,3393742,1432,516
Palm Desert, CA51,0451474,0824,228

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Palm Desert is 49% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 11.58 daily crimes that occur in Palm Desert.
  • Palm Desert is safer than 31% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Palm Desert you have a 1 in 24 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Palm Desert has decreased by 9%.

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Daily Crime In Palm Desert (per 100,000 people)

The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Palm Desert, CA per 100,000 residents. Additionally, daily crime statistics are also listed for California as well as national figures. In Palm Desert, CA the total number of daily crimes is 1.41 times more than the California average and 1.49 times more than the national average. Violent crime statistics in Palm Desert, CA are 3.04 times less than the California average and 2.64 times less than the national average. Regarding crimes committed against personal property, Palm Desert, CA has a daily crime rate that is 1.60 times more than the California average and 1.67 times more than the daily national average.

How Safe is Palm Desert (higher is better)

Are people any safer living in the Palm Desert, CA area in comparison to other California communities and all other cities throughout the United States? The evidence provided by these graphs show Palm Desert, CA being safer than 40% of cities in California and 31% of cities across the United States as a whole. This is evident by tracking California cities as well as all US cities over a one year period to contrast crime statistics as they relate to Palm Desert, CA. In conclusion, Palm Desert, CA now ranks below average in comparison to all United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Palm Desert

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Palm Desert is 1 in 683
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Palm Desert is 1 in 25
The chance of being a victim of crime in Palm Desert is 1 in 24
Do you want to know the risk of being victimized by a crime in Palm Desert, 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 Palm Desert, CA, then there is a 1 in 683 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 25. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 24 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Palm Desert, CA.

Year Over Year Crime In Palm Desert (per 100,000 people)

An analysis of year to year crime rates in Palm Desert, CA is a useful indicator of whether the area is becoming a safer area to live or a more dangerous area. In the above graph, you can see that the year to year crime rates are shown for the total crime, property crime, and violent crime per 100,000 people. The amount of violent crime in Palm Desert, CA has decreased by 35%, the amount of property crime in Palm Desert, CA has decreased by 8%, and the total amount of crime in Palm Desert, CA has decreased by 9% year to year.

Palm Desert police department

ItemPalm DesertCaliforniaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a51,506558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a3.63.3

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.

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Levittown, NY51,0733531,4531,807
Irondequoit, NY51,1355832,3962,979
Pinellas Park, FL50,9464055,0855,490
Grand Island, NE50,8953333,1173,449
Enid, OK50,8914103,9074,317
Palm Desert, CA51,0451474,0824,228
Source: The Palm Desert, CA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2016. 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.