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Total crime 26%
Violent crime 10%
Property crime 33%
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 peoplePalmdale/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime2,888n/a (estimate)1,8382,7722,489
Murder8n/a5.14.35.0
Rape55n/a35.037.542.6
Robbery194n/a123.5132.481.6
Assault401n/a255.2267.1250.2
Violent crime658n/a (estimate)419441379
Burglary447n/a284.5386.1340.5
Theft1,384n/a880.81,586.31,549.5
Vehicle theft399n/a253.9358.8219.9
Property crime2,230n/a (estimate)1,4192,3312,110

Key findings

  • Palmdale crime rates are 26% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Palmdale are 10% higher than the national average
  • In Palmdale you have a 1 in 55 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Palmdale is safer than 30% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Palmdale has decreased by 4%

Palmdale crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Palmdale (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Palmdale, CA per 100,000 people. In Palmdale, the total number of daily crimes is 1.51 times less than the California average and 1.35 times less than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Palmdale is 1.05 times less than the California average and 1.10 times more than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Palmdale has a daily crime rate that is 1.64 times less than the California average and 1.49 times less than the national average.

      How Safe is Palmdale (higher is better)

      When comparing the safety of Palmdale to every other city in California, as well as the entirety of the United States, is Palmdale safe? The gauges above illustrate that Palmdale is safer than 40% of every city located within California along with 30% of the all the cities located in the United States. The results of these graphs are created after analyzing each of the cities in California and in the United States as a whole. As a result, Palmdale, CA is ranked below average when compared to the rest of the US cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Palmdale

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Palmdale is 1 in 239
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Palmdale is 1 in 71
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Palmdale is 1 in 55
      Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Palmdale? If you reside in Palmdale, the likelihood that you will become a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 239. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 71 change that you will become a victim of a property crime. These sorts of crimes against personal property include: burglary, theft, and auto theft. In total, the likelihood of being victimized by a crime in Palmdale, is 1 in 55.

      Year Over Year Crime In Palmdale (per 100,000 people)

      The year over year crime rate per 100,000 people for Palmdale is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining if living in Palmdale has become safer or more dangerous. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have increased by 12% in Palmdale, while property crimes in Palmdale have decreased by 8%. Total crime has decreased by 4% year over year.

      Palmdale police department

      ItemPalmdaleCaliforniaNational
      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
      Leona Valley, CA1,582130686815
      Agua Dulce, CA3,541135713848
      Littlerock, CA1,7862451,2931,538
      Desert View Highlands, CA2,4842581,3621,620
      Acton, CA7,1702931,5491,841
      Lancaster, CA159,6518532,1002,953
      Quartz Hill, CA10,2915602,9623,523
      Palmdale, CA156,8234191,4191,838

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      McKinney, TX156,8211439931,137
      Fort Collins, CO157,2512172,1732,390
      Salinas, CA155,8894982,2512,749
      Cary, NC155,82266904970
      Peoria, AZ158,6772331,8752,108
      Palmdale, CA156,8234191,4191,838
      Source: The Palmdale, 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.