La Palma, CA
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The crime rate in La Palma is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 20 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 La Palma is 1 in 50. Based on FBI crime data, La Palma is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to California, La Palma has a crime rate that is higher than 44% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

How does the crime rate in La Palma compare to similar sized communities across America? When NeighborhoodScout compared La Palma with other communities its size, we found that the crime rate was near the average for all other communities of similar size. So, whether La Palma's crime rate is high or low compared to all places in the US, when we control for population size and compare it to places that are similar in size, it is near the middle of the pack in crime rate; not much more or less dangerous, and about what we would expect from the statistics.

Now let us turn to take a look at how La Palma 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 La Palma.

For La Palma, NeighborhoodScout found that the violent crime rate is well below the national average for all communities of all population sizes. Violent crimes such as assault, rape, murder and armed robbery happen less often in La Palma than in most of America. One's chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime here is one in 1223, which is a violent crime rate of 1 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that La Palma's rate for property crime is 19 per one thousand population. This makes La Palma 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 La Palma is one in 52.

La Palma Crime Data

 
Crime Index

36

(100 is safest)


Safer than 36% of U.S. Cities

La Palma Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

13

304

317

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

0.82

19.11

19.93

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
La Palma 0.82
California 4.26
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 1,223

in La Palma

1 in 235

in California
La Palma VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 15,904
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 0 7 6
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.00 0.44 0.38
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
La Palma 19.11
California 26.18
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 52

in La Palma

1 in 38

in California
La Palma Property CRIMES
Population: 15,904
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 113 170 21
Rate per 1,000 7.11 10.69 1.32
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

La Palma Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
La Palma 173
California 90