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Total crime 10%
Violent crime 38%
Property crime 19%
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 peopleIndian Wells/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime151n/a (estimate)2,7452,7722,489
Murder0n/a0.04.35.0
Rape1n/a18.237.542.6
Robbery2n/a36.4132.481.6
Assault10n/a181.8267.1250.2
Violent crime13n/a (estimate)236441379
Burglary44n/a800.0386.1340.5
Theft89n/a1,618.21,586.31,549.5
Vehicle theft5n/a90.9358.8219.9
Property crime138n/a (estimate)2,5092,3312,110

Key findings

  • Indian Wells crime rates are 10% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Indian Wells are 38% lower than the national average
  • In Indian Wells you have a 1 in 37 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Indian Wells is safer than 36% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Indian Wells has increased by 13%

Indian Wells crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Indian Wells (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Indian Wells, CA per 100,000 people. In Indian Wells, the total number of daily crimes is 1.01 times less than the California average and 1.10 times more than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Indian Wells is 1.87 times less than the California average and 1.61 times less than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Indian Wells has a daily crime rate that is 1.08 times more than the California average and 1.19 times more than the national average.

      How Safe is Indian Wells (higher is better)

      Are people any safer living in Indian Wells in comparison to other California communities and all other areas throughout the United States? When we look at all cities across America, is Indian Wells safe? The evidence provided by these graphs show Indian Wells being safer than 50% of cities in California and 36% of cities across the United States. 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 Indian Wells. In conclusion, Indian Wells ranks below average compared to the rest of the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Indian Wells

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Indian Wells is 1 in 424
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Indian Wells is 1 in 40
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Indian Wells is 1 in 37
      Interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Indian Wells? In Indian Wells, you have a 1 in 424 chance of falling victim to a violent crime, such as rape, robbery, assault, or even murder. In terms of property crime, your chances of being a victim are 1 in 40. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Indian Wells, CA is 1 in 37.

      Year Over Year Crime In Indian Wells (per 100,000 people)

      A good indicator of whether Indian Wells is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live can be determined by analyzing the year over year crime rate (per 100,000 people). The number of violent crimes in Indian Wells has increased by 1211%, while the property crime rate in Indian Wells has increased by 4% year over year. The number of total crimes in Indian Wells has increased by 13% year over year.

      Indian Wells police department

      ItemIndian WellsCaliforniaNational
      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
      Desert Palms, CA6,9403051,6101,915
      Vista Santa Rosa, CA3,7753151,6681,983
      Desert Edge, CA3,8483361,7762,112
      Indian Wells, CA5,1942362,5092,745

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      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Chardon, OH5,1941741,8141,987
      Grandyle Village, NY5,1933811,4561,837
      Moab, UT5,1967852,4683,253
      Wildwood, NJ5,1925856,4136,997
      Lone Grove, OK5,1970254254
      Indian Wells, CA5,1942362,5092,745
      Source: The Indian Wells, 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.