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Total crime 13%
Violent crime 67%
Property crime 4%
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.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleLa Palma/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime354n/a (estimate)2,2482,8282,580
Murder0n/a0.04.45.0
Rape0n/a0.039.242.6
Robbery5n/a31.8137.386.2
Assault15n/a95.3266.5246.8
Violent crime20n/a (estimate)127447381
Burglary84n/a533.4416.2376.0
Theft227n/a1,441.51,571.81,594.6
Vehicle theft23n/a146.1392.4228.9
Property crime334n/a (estimate)2,1212,3802,200

Key findings

  • La Palma crime rates are 13% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in La Palma are 67% lower than the national average
  • In La Palma you have a 1 in 45 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • La Palma is safer than 52% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in La Palma has decreased by 7%

La Palma crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In La Palma (per 100,000 people)

      The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in La Palma, CA per 100,000 people. In La Palma, the number of daily crimes is projected to be 1.26 times less than the California average and 1.15 times less than the national average. The average number of daily violent crimes in La Palma is 3.52 times less than the California average and 3.00 times less than the daily national average. With regards to property crimes, La Palma has a daily crime rate that is 1.12 times less than the California average and 1.04 times less than the overall daily national average.

      How Safe is La Palma (higher is better)

      Compared to the other cities in California and all other cities across the US, is La Palma safe? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that La Palma is safer than 70% of other cities in the state of California. In addition, La Palma is safer than 52% of cities in the entire United States. To achieve these results, all California and United States cities were analyzed to determine how many locations had a lower crime rate than La Palma. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that La Palma is above average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in La Palma

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in La Palma is 1 in 788
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in La Palma is 1 in 48
      The chance of being a victim of crime in La Palma is 1 in 45
      Interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in La Palma? In La Palma, you have a 1 in 788 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 48. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in La Palma, CA is 1 in 45.

      Year Over Year Crime In La Palma (per 100,000 people)

      An ideal indicator of whether La Palma is becoming a safer or more dangerous place to live can be done by analyzing the year over year crime rates per 100,000 people. Year over year violent crime in La Palma has increased by 6% and the rate of property crime in La Palma has decreased by 8%. The total crime rate in La Palma has decreased by 7% year to year.

      La Palma police department

      ItemLa PalmaCaliforniaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)3051,506558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.93.63.3
      There are a total of 30 La Palma police officers. This results in 1.9 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 47.9% less than the California average and 42.2% 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
      Rose Hills, CA3,033101536636
      Villa Park, CA5,9220965965
      Rossmoor, CA10,9331709071,077
      Cudahy, CA24,1063737751,149
      North Tustin, CA26,2081931,0281,221
      Yorba Linda, CA67,362641,1801,244
      La Habra Heights, CA5,4061111,2191,330
      La Palma, CA15,8341272,1212,248

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      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Longmeadow, MA15,837941,1511,245
      Manassas Park, VA15,827148658806
      Grandville, MI15,8421743,2143,388
      New Territory, TX15,8431689661,133
      Lebanon, IN15,8463892,2172,606
      La Palma, CA15,8341272,1212,248
      Source: The La Palma, 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.