Joshua Tree, CA crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2019 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2020 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2020 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 about Scout's Crime Data

The crime rate in Joshua Tree is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 25 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 Joshua Tree is 1 in 40. Based on FBI crime data, Joshua Tree is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to California, Joshua Tree has a crime rate that is higher than 70% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

Importantly, when you compare Joshua Tree to other communities of similar population, then Joshua Tree crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Joshua Tree 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 Joshua Tree 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 Joshua Tree.

For Joshua Tree, 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 Joshua Tree is one in 144.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Joshua Tree's rate for property crime is 18 per one thousand population. This makes Joshua Tree 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 Joshua Tree is one in 55.

Importantly, we found that Joshua Tree 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 Joshua Tree is one in 306.

Joshua Tree Crime Data

 

Crime Index

20

(100 is safest)


Safer than 20% of U.S. Cities

Joshua Tree Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

53

140

193

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

6.92

18.28

25.21

Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
6.92
4.41
National Median: 4
    Joshua Tree
    California

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 144

in Joshua Tree

1 in 227

in California

Joshua Tree VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 7,657
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 328,239,523
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 16,425 139,815 267,988 821,182
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.43 0.82 2.50

Property Crime

Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

100 75 50 25 0
18.28
23.31
National Median: 21
    Joshua Tree
    California

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 55

in Joshua Tree

1 in 43

in California

Joshua Tree Property CRIMES

Population: 7,657
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 328,239,523
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,117,696 5,086,096 721,885
Rate per 1,000 3.41 15.50 2.20

Joshua Tree Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
5
83
National Median: 28.3
    Joshua Tree
    California

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