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Total crime 72%
Violent crime 92%
Property crime 69%
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 peoplePalos Verdes Estates/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime92n/a (estimate)6872,7722,489
Murder0n/a0.04.35.0
Rape0n/a0.037.542.6
Robbery1n/a7.5132.481.6
Assault3n/a22.4267.1250.2
Violent crime4n/a (estimate)30441379
Burglary36n/a268.7386.1340.5
Theft49n/a365.71,586.31,549.5
Vehicle theft3n/a22.4358.8219.9
Property crime88n/a (estimate)6572,3312,110

Key findings

  • Palos Verdes Estates crime rates are 72% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Palos Verdes Estates are 92% lower than the national average
  • In Palos Verdes Estates you have a 1 in 146 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Palos Verdes Estates is safer than 88% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Palos Verdes Estates has decreased by 15%

Palos Verdes Estates crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Palos Verdes Estates (per 100,000 people)

      The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in Palos Verdes Estates, CA per 100,000 people. In Palos Verdes Estates, the number of daily crimes is projected to be 4.04 times less than the California average and 3.63 times less than the national average. The average number of daily violent crimes in Palos Verdes Estates is 14.78 times less than the California average and 12.71 times less than the daily national average. With regards to property crimes, Palos Verdes Estates has a daily crime rate that is 3.55 times less than the California average and 3.21 times less than the overall daily national average.

      How Safe is Palos Verdes Estates (higher is better)

      When comparing the safety of Palos Verdes Estates to every other city in California, as well as the entirety of the United States, is Palos Verdes Estates safe? The gauges above illustrate that Palos Verdes Estates is safer than 99% of every city located within California along with 88% 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, Palos Verdes Estates, CA is ranked above average when compared to the rest of the US cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Palos Verdes Estates

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Palos Verdes Estates is 1 in 3351
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Palos Verdes Estates is 1 in 153
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Palos Verdes Estates is 1 in 146
      Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Palos Verdes Estates? If you reside in Palos Verdes Estates, the likelihood that you will become a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 3351. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 153 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 Palos Verdes Estates, is 1 in 146.

      Year Over Year Crime In Palos Verdes Estates (per 100,000 people)

      The year over year crime rate per 100,000 people for Palos Verdes Estates is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining if living in Palos Verdes Estates has become safer or more dangerous. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have decreased by 32% in Palos Verdes Estates, while property crimes in Palos Verdes Estates have decreased by 14%. Total crime has decreased by 15% year over year.

      Palos Verdes Estates police department

      ItemPalos Verdes EstatesCaliforniaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)3851,506558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.83.63.3
      There are a total of 38 Palos Verdes Estates police officers. This results in 2.8 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 23% less than the California average and 14.5% 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
      Rolling Hills, CA1,76054428482
      Rancho Palos Verdes, CA42,41269746815
      Ladera Heights, CA7,195143758901
      Marina del Rey, CA9,782155818973
      Cudahy, CA24,1063748981,272
      Maywood, CA27,6723301,0851,415
      View Park-Windsor Hills, CA11,6402261,1941,419
      Palos Verdes Estates, CA13,58230657687

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      Newington, VA13,583103811914
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      Palos Verdes Estates, CA13,58230657687
      Source: The Palos Verdes Estates, 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.