Annual Crime In Palm Springs (2018)

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.
In the event that crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, estimates are used. The estimates are based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peoplePalm Springs/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime2,352n/a (estimate)4,8352,8282,580
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peoplePalm Springs/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder3n/a6.24.45.0
Rape35n/a72.039.242.6
Robbery81n/a166.5137.386.2
Assault155n/a318.6266.5246.8
Violent crime274n/a (estimate)563447381
Burglary522n/a1,073.1416.2376.0
Theft1,281n/a2,633.41,571.81,594.6
Vehicle theft275n/a565.3392.4228.9
Property crime2,078n/a (estimate)4,2722,3802,200

Key findings

  • Palm Springs crime rates are 87% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Palm Springs are 48% higher than the national average
  • In Palm Springs you have a 1 in 21 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Palm Springs is safer than 10% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Palm Springs has decreased by 24%

Palm Springs crime map

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Compare Palm Springs, CA Crime To Other Cities

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      Daily Crime In Palm Springs (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Palm Springs 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 Palm Springs (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to California, are 1.71 times more than the state average and 1.87 times more than than national average. Violent crimes committed in Palm Springs on a daily basis are 1.26 times more than than California average and 1.48 times more than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Palm Springs are 1.79 times more than the daily state average and 1.94 times more than the daily national numbers.

      How Safe is Palm Springs (higher is better)

      Compared to the other cities in California and cities in all other U.S. states, how safe is Palm Springs, CA? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Palm Springs is safer than 11% of other cities in the state of California. In addition, Palm Springs is safer than 10% 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 Palm Springs. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Palm Springs is below average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Palm Springs

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Palm Springs is 1 in 178
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Palm Springs is 1 in 24
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Palm Springs is 1 in 21
      Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Palm Springs? In Palm Springs, CA you have a 1 in 178 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 24 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and motor vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 21 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Palm Springs.

      Year Over Year Crime In Palm Springs (per 100,000 people)

      An analysis of year to year crime rates in Palm Springs, CA (per 100,000 people) is a useful indicator of whether the area is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live. The amount of violent crime in Palm Springs has decreased by 2%, the amount of property crime in Palm Springs has decreased by 26%, and the total amount of crime in Palm Springs has decreased by 24% year over year.

      Palm Springs police department

      ItemPalm SpringsCaliforniaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)11951,506558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.63.63.3
      There are a total of 119 Palm Springs police officers. This results in 2.6 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 28.4% less than the California average and 20.4% 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
      Idyllwild-Pine Cove, CA2,5482041,0851,289
      Cathedral City, CA53,2683121,3021,615
      Sky Valley, CA2,5742631,4011,664
      Desert Palms, CA6,9403091,6441,953
      Morongo Valley, CA3,0823131,6691,982
      Desert Edge, CA3,8483411,8132,154
      Bermuda Dunes, CA7,3393812,0282,409
      Palm Springs, CA46,7145634,2724,835

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      San Luis Obispo, CA46,7164013,7784,179
      Twin Falls, ID46,6234512,3642,815
      Texas City, TX46,8114813,0363,517
      North Highlands, CA46,8417393,9334,672
      Hattiesburg, MS46,8461983,7603,958
      Palm Springs, CA46,7145634,2724,835
      Source: The Palm Springs, 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.