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Total crime 23%
Violent crime 20%
Property crime 24%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2019 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2020; this is the most current data available.
Crime data for this area is not available from the FBI. Either data from local enforcement agencies is applied or estimates are created 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)1,915 (estimate)2,7722,489
Murdern/an/an/a4.35.0
Rapen/an/an/a37.542.6
Robberyn/an/an/a132.481.6
Assaultn/an/an/a267.1250.2
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)305 (estimate)441379
Burglaryn/an/an/a386.1340.5
Theftn/an/an/a1,586.31,549.5
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a358.8219.9
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)1,610 (estimate)2,3312,110

Key findings

  • Desert Palms crime rates are 23% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Desert Palms are 20% lower than the national average
  • In Desert Palms you have a 1 in 53 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Desert Palms is safer than 39% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Desert Palms has decreased by 2%

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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 329
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Desert Palms is 1 in 63
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Desert Palms is 1 in 53

      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
      Cathedral City, CA53,2682601,0881,348
      Indio Hills, CA1,1192371,2501,487
      Sky Valley, CA2,5742601,3721,632
      Thermal, CA2,3962771,4631,739
      Vista Santa Rosa, CA3,7753151,6681,983
      Desert Edge, CA3,8483361,7762,112
      Coachella, CA43,8262711,9232,194
      Desert Palms, CA6,9403051,6101,915

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Cochituate, MA6,940107384490
      Parkville, PA6,9372781,2761,554
      Joshua Tree, CA6,9435382,8433,381
      Ponchatoula, LA6,9441,0436,9948,037
      Lakes of the Four Seasons, IN6,9321879941,182
      Desert Palms, CA6,9403051,6101,915
      Source: The Desert Palms, CA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2019. 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.