Palm Desert, CA
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Palm Desert, 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 2016 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2017 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2017 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

With a crime rate of 43 per one thousand residents, Palm Desert has one of the highest crime rates in America compared to all communities of all sizes - from the smallest towns to the very largest cities. One's chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime here is one in 23. Within California, more than 91% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Palm Desert.

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

NeighborhoodScout's research shows that Palm Desert's violent crime rate is 1 per one thousand inhabitants, which is about average for all communities in America, across all population sizes. Violent crimes that are tracked and included in this rate are armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape (not statutory), and murder and non-negligent manslaughter. Roughly similar to the national average, our analysis shows that your chance of becoming a victim of violent crime in Palm Desert is one in 678.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Palm Desert is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Palm Desert, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 24, which is a rate of 41 per one thousand population.

Importantly, we found that Palm Desert 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 Palm Desert is one in 290.

Palm Desert Crime Data

 

Crime Index

9

(100 is safest)


Safer than 9% of U.S. Cities

Palm Desert Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

77

2,149

2,226

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.47

41.14

42.62

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Palm Desert 1.47
California 4.45

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 678

in Palm Desert

1 in 225

in California

Palm Desert VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 52,231
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 1 2 26 48
Rate per 1,000 0.02 0.04 0.50 0.92

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 323,127,513
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 17,250 130,603 332,198 803,007
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.40 1.03 2.49


Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Palm Desert 41.14
California 25.53

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 24

in Palm Desert

1 in 39

in California

Palm Desert Property CRIMES

Population: 52,231
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 381 1,588 180
Rate per 1,000 7.29 30.40 3.45

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 323,127,513
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,515,096 5,638,455 765,484
Rate per 1,000 4.69 17.45 2.37

Palm Desert Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Palm Desert 82
California 89