East Palo Alto, CA
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East Palo Alto, CA crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   Uniform Crime Reporting Program (Federal Bureau of Investigation), additional data from local police agencies.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2015 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2016 (latest available). Updated annually. Wheres 2016 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more

The crime rate in East Palo Alto is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 28 crimes per one thousand residents, it is not among the communities with the very highest crime rate. The chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime in East Palo Alto is 1 in 35. Based on FBI crime data, East Palo Alto is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to California, East Palo Alto has a crime rate that is higher than 69% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

Importantly, when you compare East Palo Alto to other communities of similar population, then East Palo Alto crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how East Palo Alto does relative to all communities in America of all sizes, when NeighborhoodScout compared it to communities of similar population size, its crime rate per thousand residents stands out as higher than most.

Now let us turn to take a look at how East Palo Alto does for violent crimes specifically, and then how it does for property crimes. This is important because the overall crime rate can be further illuminated by understanding if violent crime or property crimes (or both) are the major contributors to the general rate of crime in East Palo Alto.

For East Palo Alto, we found that the violent crime rate is one of the highest in the nation, across communities of all sizes (both large and small). Violent offenses tracked included rape, murder and non-negligent manslaughter, armed robbery, and aggravated assault, including assault with a deadly weapon. According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis of FBI reported crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of one of these crimes in East Palo Alto is one in 164.

Significantly, based on the number of murders reported by the FBI and the number of residents living in the city, NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that East Palo Alto experiences one of the higher murder rates in the nation when compared with cities and towns for all sizes of population, from the largest to the smallest.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that East Palo Alto's rate for property crime is 22 per one thousand population. This makes East Palo Alto a place where there is an above average chance of becoming a victim of a property crime, when compared to all other communities in America of all population sizes. Property crimes are motor vehicle theft, arson, larceny, and burglary. Your chance of becoming a victim of any of these crimes in East Palo Alto is one in 45.

Importantly, we found that East Palo Alto has one of the highest rates of motor vehicle theft in the nation according to our analysis of FBI crime data. This is compared to communities of all sizes, from the smallest to the largest. In fact, your chance of getting your car stolen if you live in East Palo Alto is one in 221.

East Palo Alto Crime Data

 

Crime Index

21

(100 is safest)


Safer than 21% of U.S. Cities

East Palo Alto Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

181

661

842

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

6.10

22.28

28.39

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
East Palo Alto 6.10
California 4.26

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 164

in East Palo Alto

1 in 235

in California

East Palo Alto VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 29,662
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 4 20 81 76
Rate per 1,000 0.13 0.67 2.73 2.56

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 321,418,820
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 15,696 124,047 327,374 764,449
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.39 1.02 2.38

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
East Palo Alto 22.28
California 26.18

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 45

in East Palo Alto

1 in 38

in California

East Palo Alto Property CRIMES

Population: 29,662
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 126 401 134
Rate per 1,000 4.25 13.52 4.52

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 321,418,820
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,579,527 5,706,346 707,758
Rate per 1,000 4.91 17.75 2.20

East Palo Alto Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
East Palo Alto 338
California 90