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Total crime 24%
Violent crime 19%
Property crime 25%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2018 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2019; this is the most current data available.
Crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, so estimates are used based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleDesert Palms/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)1,953 (estimate)2,8282,580
Murdern/an/an/a4.45.0
Rapen/an/an/a39.242.6
Robberyn/an/an/a137.386.2
Assaultn/an/an/a266.5246.8
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)309 (estimate)447381
Burglaryn/an/an/a416.2376.0
Theftn/an/an/a1,571.81,594.6
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a392.4228.9
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)1,644 (estimate)2,3802,200

Key findings

  • Desert Palms crime rates are 24% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Desert Palms are 19% lower than the national average
  • In Desert Palms you have a 1 in 52 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Desert Palms is safer than 41% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Desert Palms has decreased by 4%

Desert Palms crime map

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The Desert Palms crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Desert Palms as reported by the local law enforcement agency. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Desert Palms crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Desert Palms

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Desert Palms is 1 in 324
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Desert Palms is 1 in 61
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Desert Palms is 1 in 52

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

      Desert Palms police department

      ItemDesert PalmsCaliforniaNational
      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
      California79,891232266
      There are a total of 79,891 sex offenders in California. This yields a total of 232 sex offenders in California per 100,000 residents which is 13% less than the national average.

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Indio Hills, CA1,1192401,2771,516
      Cathedral City, CA53,2683121,3021,615
      Sky Valley, CA2,5742631,4011,664
      Thermal, CA2,3962801,4931,774
      Vista Santa Rosa, CA3,7753201,7032,022
      Desert Edge, CA3,8483411,8132,154
      Bermuda Dunes, CA7,3393812,0282,409
      Desert Palms, CA6,9403091,6441,953

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Cochituate, MA6,940110411521
      Parkville, PA6,9372781,3551,633
      Joshua Tree, CA6,9435452,9033,448
      Ponchatoula, LA6,9441,0315,9036,934
      Kill Devil Hills, NC6,9482361,5561,791
      Desert Palms, CA6,9403091,6441,953
      Source: The Desert Palms, CA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2018. 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.