Reported Annual Crime In East Palo Alto

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleEast Palo Alto/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime591n/a (estimate)1,9742,9462,745
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleEast Palo Alto/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.04.65.3
Rape14n/a46.837.241.7
Robbery60n/a200.4143.298.0
Assault51n/a170.4264.2248.9
Violent crime125n/a (estimate)418449383
Burglary96n/a320.7446.9430.4
Theft293n/a978.91,623.91,694.4
Vehicle theft77n/a257.2425.9237.4
Property crime466n/a (estimate)1,5572,4972,362

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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 33% lower than the rest of California while the rate of crime on a national scale is 28% lower than. You'll find that the occurrence of violent crime in East Palo Alto, CA is 7% lower than the average rate of crime in California and 9% higher than the rest of the nation. Similarly, crime involving property stands 38% lower than the remainder of the state of California and 34% 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.
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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 low crime compared to the areas with high crime. The East Palo Alto crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in East Palo Alto is 28% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 5.41 daily crimes that occur in East Palo Alto.
  • East Palo Alto is safer than 32% of the cities in the United States.
  • In East Palo Alto you have a 1 in 51 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in East Palo Alto has decreased by 29%.

Compare East Palo Alto, CA Crime To Other Cities

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 1.49 times less than the state average and 1.39 times less than than national statistics. Violent crimes committed in East Palo Alto, CA on a daily bases are 1.08 times less than than California average and 1.09 times more than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in East Palo Alto, CA are 1.60 times less than the daily state average and 1.52 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 41% when compared to other California cities, and 32% 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 240
The chance of being a victim of property crime in East Palo Alto is 1 in 65
The chance of being a victim of crime in East Palo Alto is 1 in 51
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 240 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 65. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 51 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 decreased by 31%, while the property crime rate in East Palo Alto, CA has decreased by 29% year over year. Summing up the numbers, East Palo Alto, CA has decreased by 29% 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
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, CA1,51463350413
Sunol, CA1,00463350413
West Menlo Park, CA3,83086476561
Loyola, CA3,42586476561
Cambrian Park, CA3,25986476561
Hillsborough, CA11,31269607676
Los Altos Hills, CA8,37623688711
East Palo Alto, CA29,3534181,5571,974

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Southgate, MI29,3552802,6752,954
Raytown, MO29,3665654,8255,389
Port Huron, MI29,3889072,3173,224
Morristown, TN29,3957464,6585,404
Savage, MN29,399831,4511,534
East Palo Alto, CA29,3534181,5571,974
Source: The East Palo Alto, CA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2017. 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.
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