Palm Desert, CA
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Palm Desert, 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

With a crime rate of 47 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 21. Within California, more than 93% 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.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Palm Desert occurs at a rate higher than in most communities of all population sizes in America. The chance that a person will become a victim of a violent crime in Palm Desert; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 443. This equates to a rate of 2 per one thousand inhabitants.

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 23, which is a rate of 44 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 376.

Palm Desert Crime Data

 

Crime Index

7

(100 is safest)


Safer than 7% of U.S. Cities

Palm Desert Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

117

2,303

2,420

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

2.26

44.40

46.66

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Palm Desert 2.26
California 4.26

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 443

in Palm Desert

1 in 235

in California

Palm Desert VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 51,869
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 3 41 73
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.06 0.79 1.41

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
Palm Desert 44.40
California 26.18

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 23

in Palm Desert

1 in 38

in California

Palm Desert Property CRIMES

Population: 51,869
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 375 1,790 138
Rate per 1,000 7.23 34.51 2.66

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

Palm Desert Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Palm Desert 90
California 90