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Total crime 5%
Violent crime 57%
Property crime 16%
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 peopleLa Quinta/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,100n/a (estimate)2,6162,7722,489
Murder5n/a11.94.35.0
Rape5n/a11.937.542.6
Robbery17n/a40.4132.481.6
Assault41n/a97.5267.1250.2
Violent crime68n/a (estimate)162441379
Burglary158n/a375.8386.1340.5
Theft809n/a1,924.21,586.31,549.5
Vehicle theft65n/a154.6358.8219.9
Property crime1,032n/a (estimate)2,4552,3312,110

Key findings

  • La Quinta crime rates are 5% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in La Quinta are 57% lower than the national average
  • In La Quinta you have a 1 in 39 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • La Quinta is safer than 42% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in La Quinta has decreased by 8%

La Quinta crime map

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

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

      The graph above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in La Quinta 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 La Quinta (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to California, are 1.06 times less than the state average and 1.05 times more than than national average. Violent crimes committed in La Quinta on a daily basis are 2.73 times less than than California average and 2.35 times less than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in La Quinta are 1.05 times more than the daily state average and 1.16 times more than the daily national numbers.

      How Safe is La Quinta (higher is better)

      Compared to the other cities in California and all other cities across the US, is La Quinta safe? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that La Quinta is safer than 60% of other cities in the state of California. In addition, La Quinta is safer than 42% 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 Quinta. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that La Quinta is below average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in La Quinta

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in La Quinta is 1 in 619
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in La Quinta is 1 in 41
      The chance of being a victim of crime in La Quinta is 1 in 39
      How likely are you to become a victim of crime? In La Quinta, California you have a 1 in 619 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery and assault. With regards to property crime, you have a 1 in 41 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 39 chance of becoming a victim of crime in La Quinta.

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

      The year over year change in crime per 100,000 people helps to understand whether crime in La Quinta, CA is on the rise or declining. The violent crime rate in La Quinta has increased by 62%, while the property crime rate in La Quinta has decreased by 11% year over year. Summing up the numbers, La Quinta has decreased by 8% with regards to total crimes year over year.

      La Quinta police department

      ItemLa QuintaCaliforniaNational
      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
      Thermal, CA2,3962771,4631,739
      Desert Palms, CA6,9403051,6101,915
      Vista Santa Rosa, CA3,7753151,6681,983
      Desert Edge, CA3,8483361,7762,112
      Coachella, CA43,8262711,9232,194
      La Quinta, CA39,8011622,4552,616

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      New Berlin, WI39,807501,1371,187
      Odenton, MD39,7594311,8502,280
      Calexico, CA39,7502332,2172,450
      Romeoville, IL39,7391971,0151,212
      Woodlawn, MD39,6856202,6623,282
      La Quinta, CA39,8011622,4552,616
      Source: The La Quinta, 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.