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Total crime 67%
Violent crime 82%
Property crime 65%
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 peopleRancho Palos Verdes/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime342n/a (estimate)8152,7722,489
Murder2n/a4.84.35.0
Rape3n/a7.137.542.6
Robbery2n/a4.8132.481.6
Assault22n/a52.4267.1250.2
Violent crime29n/a (estimate)69441379
Burglary102n/a243.1386.1340.5
Theft199n/a474.31,586.31,549.5
Vehicle theft12n/a28.6358.8219.9
Property crime313n/a (estimate)7462,3312,110

Key findings

  • Rancho Palos Verdes crime rates are 67% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Rancho Palos Verdes are 82% lower than the national average
  • In Rancho Palos Verdes you have a 1 in 123 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Rancho Palos Verdes is safer than 82% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Rancho Palos Verdes has decreased by 18%

Rancho Palos Verdes crime map

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

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

      The graph above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Rancho Palos Verdes 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 Rancho Palos Verdes (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to California, are 3.40 times less than the state average and 3.05 times less than than national average. Violent crimes committed in Rancho Palos Verdes on a daily basis are 6.38 times less than than California average and 5.49 times less than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Rancho Palos Verdes are 3.13 times less than the daily state average and 2.83 times less than the daily national numbers.

      How Safe is Rancho Palos Verdes (higher is better)

      Are people any safer living in Rancho Palos Verdes in comparison to other California communities and all other areas throughout the United States? When we look at all cities across America, is Rancho Palos Verdes safe? The evidence provided by these graphs show Rancho Palos Verdes being safer than 96% of cities in California and 82% of cities across the United States. This is evident by tracking California cities as well as all US cities over a one year period to contrast crime statistics as they relate to Rancho Palos Verdes. In conclusion, Rancho Palos Verdes ranks above average compared to the rest of the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Rancho Palos Verdes

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Rancho Palos Verdes is 1 in 1447
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Rancho Palos Verdes is 1 in 135
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Rancho Palos Verdes is 1 in 123
      Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Rancho Palos Verdes? If you reside in Rancho Palos Verdes, the likelihood that you will become a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 1447. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 135 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 Rancho Palos Verdes, is 1 in 123.

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

      The year over year change in crime per 100,000 people helps to understand whether crime in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA is on the rise or declining. The violent crime rate in Rancho Palos Verdes has decreased by 8%, while the property crime rate in Rancho Palos Verdes has decreased by 19% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Rancho Palos Verdes has decreased by 18% with regards to total crimes year over year.

      Rancho Palos Verdes police department

      ItemRancho Palos VerdesCaliforniaNational
      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
      Rolling Hills, CA1,76054428482
      Palos Verdes Estates, CA13,58230657687
      Cudahy, CA24,1063748981,272
      Lomita, CA20,6523261,2361,562
      Lawndale, CA33,1613821,2551,637
      Rolling Hills Estates, CA8,2061231,5461,669
      Bell Gardens, CA42,8053471,4871,834
      Rancho Palos Verdes, CA42,41269746815

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      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Oro Valley, AZ42,379481,2791,327
      Danville, VA42,3602793,6503,929
      Bentonville, AR42,4992231,3741,596
      Burke, VA42,29090710800
      Burlington, VT42,5564052,5842,989
      Rancho Palos Verdes, CA42,41269746815
      Source: The Rancho Palos Verdes, 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.