Palmdale, CA
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The crime rate in Palmdale is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 24 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 Palmdale is 1 in 41. Based on FBI crime data, Palmdale is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to California, Palmdale has a crime rate that is higher than 59% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

However, compared to other communities of similar population size, Palmdale has a crime rate that is noticeably lower than the average. This means that for comparably sized cities all across America, Palmdale is actually safer than most according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis of FBI crime data.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Palmdale 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 Palmdale.

For Palmdale, 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 Palmdale is one in 188.

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

Importantly, we found that Palmdale 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 Palmdale is one in 338.

Palmdale Crime Data

 

Crime Index

27

(100 is safest)


Safer than 27% of U.S. Cities

Palmdale Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

843

3,022

3,865

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

5.32

19.08

24.41

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Palmdale 5.32
California 4.26

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 188

in Palmdale

1 in 235

in California

Palmdale VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 158,351
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 7 44 257 535
Rate per 1,000 0.04 0.28 1.62 3.38

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
Palmdale 19.08
California 26.18

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 52

in Palmdale

1 in 38

in California

Palmdale Property CRIMES

Population: 158,351
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 806 1,748 468
Rate per 1,000 5.09 11.04 2.96

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

Palmdale Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Palmdale 36
California 90