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Total crime 8%
Violent crime 28%
Property crime 15%
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.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleEast Palo Alto/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime677n/a (estimate)2,2812,7722,489
Murder1n/a3.44.35.0
Rape22n/a74.137.542.6
Robbery57n/a192.0132.481.6
Assault64n/a215.6267.1250.2
Violent crime144n/a (estimate)485441379
Burglary67n/a225.7386.1340.5
Theft360n/a1,212.71,586.31,549.5
Vehicle theft106n/a357.1358.8219.9
Property crime533n/a (estimate)1,7952,3312,110

Key findings

  • East Palo Alto crime rates are 8% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in East Palo Alto are 28% higher than the national average
  • In East Palo Alto you have a 1 in 44 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • East Palo Alto is safer than 23% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in East Palo Alto has decreased by 3%

East Palo Alto crime map

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The East Palo Alto crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in East Palo Alto 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 East Palo Alto crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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

      The graph above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in East Palo Alto on a daily basis (per 100,000 people) to crimes committed throughout the state of California and the USA. According to the latest crime statistics, daily crimes in East Palo Alto (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to California, are 1.22 times less than the state average and 1.09 times less than than national average. Violent crimes committed in East Palo Alto on a daily basis are 1.10 times more than than California average and 1.28 times more than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in East Palo Alto are 1.30 times less than the daily state average and 1.18 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, California compared to other areas of California, as well as the rest of America? When it comes down to it, is East Palo Alto safe? In the graphs above, it shows that East Palo Alto is safer than 27% of California cities, and 23% compared to all other cities across America. These statistics are calculated by taking 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. At this time, East Palo Alto 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 207
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in East Palo Alto is 1 in 56
      The chance of being a victim of crime in East Palo Alto is 1 in 44
      Are you at risk of becoming a victim of crime in East Palo Alto, California? If you reside in East Palo Alto, then there is a 1 in 207 chance that you will experience a violent crime. 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 56. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 44 risk that you will become a victim of crime in East Palo Alto.

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

      The year over year change in crime per 100,000 people helps to understand whether crime in East Palo Alto, CA is on the rise or declining. The violent crime rate in East Palo Alto has increased by 3%, while the property crime rate in East Palo Alto has decreased by 5% year over year. Summing up the numbers, East Palo Alto has decreased by 3% with regards to total crimes year over year.

      East Palo Alto police department

      ItemEast Palo AltoCaliforniaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)4151,506558,732
      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 56.2% less than the National average.

      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
      Ladera, CA1,51462327389
      Sunol, CA1,00462327389
      Loyola, CA3,42584444528
      West Menlo Park, CA3,83084444528
      Cambrian Park, CA3,25984444528
      Highlands-Baywood Park, CA4,261115605720
      Emerald Lake Hills, CA4,716115605720
      East Palo Alto, CA29,3534851,7952,281

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Southgate, MI29,3552552,5232,778
      Raytown, MO29,3666914,4735,164
      Port Huron, MI29,3887572,3003,057
      Morristown, TN29,3958494,7365,585
      Savage, MN29,3991081,2491,358
      East Palo Alto, CA29,3534851,7952,281
      Source: The East Palo Alto, 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.