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Crime rate in East Palo Alto, California (CA): murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, auto thefts, arson, law enforcement employees, police officers, crime map


City-Data.com crime index in East Palo Alto, CA compared to other U.S. cities

Crime rate in East Palo Alto, CA

The 2018 crime rate in East Palo Alto, CA was 265 (City-Data.com crime index), which was comparable to the U.S. average. It was higher than in 78.8% of U.S. cities. The 2018 East Palo Alto crime rate rose by 19% compared to 2017. The number of homicides stood at 3 - an increase of 3 compared to 2017. In the last 5 years East Palo Alto has seen an increase in violent crime and a decrease in property crime.
See how dangerous East Palo Alto, CA is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
East Palo Alto:

264.8
Menlo Park:

130.5
Palo Alto:

135.0
Atherton:

114.3
Redwood City:

147.3
Mountain View:

174.8
Los Altos Hills:

51.6
San Carlos:

129.0
Los Altos:

63.6
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in East Palo Alto by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
15
(46.5)
6
(18.4)
7
(21.1)
5
(14.9)
8
(23.5)
4
(11.7)
8
(28.1)
7
(24.3)
8
(27.5)
5
(17.0)
4
(13.4)
3
(10.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(10.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
21
(65.1)
22
(67.6)
20
(60.2)
18
(53.7)
17
(50.0)
18
(52.5)
19
(66.7)
11
(38.2)
11
(37.8)
8
(27.2)
20
(67.0)
11
(36.7)
14
(46.8)
13
(43.3)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
108
(334.8)
121
(371.9)
66
(198.7)
106
(316.3)
157
(461.7)
103
(300.3)
107
(375.6)
85
(295.5)
80
(275.0)
55
(187.2)
81
(271.2)
55
(183.6)
60
(200.4)
55
(183.4)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
285
(883.6)
144
(442.6)
168
(505.9)
239
(713.2)
214
(629.3)
146
(425.7)
129
(452.9)
230
(799.6)
248
(852.6)
56
(190.6)
76
(254.5)
52
(173.6)
51
(170.4)
70
(233.4)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
387
(1,200)
342
(1,051)
263
(791.9)
276
(823.6)
415
(1,220)
364
(1,061)
427
(1,499)
321
(1,116)
236
(811.4)
193
(657.0)
126
(421.9)
82
(273.7)
96
(320.7)
84
(280.1)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
432
(1,339)
400
(1,230)
202
(608.3)
212
(632.6)
298
(876.3)
248
(723.2)
239
(839.0)
128
(445.0)
231
(794.2)
228
(776.1)
394
(1,319)
344
(1,148)
293
(978.9)
300
(1,000)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
306
(948.7)
334
(1,027)
223
(671.5)
333
(993.6)
202
(594.0)
234
(682.3)
158
(554.7)
138
(479.7)
130
(447.0)
153
(520.8)
132
(442.0)
92
(307.1)
77
(257.2)
183
(610.2)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(3.0)
1
(3.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
6
(20.4)
9
(30.1)
13
(43.4)
8
(26.7)
3
(10.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)635.7496.0384.6472.8519.4398.4495.6462.1462.6268.8330.3228.9213.8264.8

The City-Data.com crime rate weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.




According to our research of California and other state lists, there were 66 registered sex offenders living in East Palo Alto, California as of May 29, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in East Palo Alto is 451 to 1.


When are crimes committed in East Palo Alto, CA?

Violent crime rate in 2018
East Palo Alto:

271.7
U.S. Average:

207.3

Violent crime rate in 2017
East Palo Alto:

232.2
U.S. Average:

215.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
East Palo Alto:

235.3
U.S. Average:

216.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
East Palo Alto:

356.6
U.S. Average:

208.5

Violent crime rate in 2014
East Palo Alto:

250.2
U.S. Average:

200.7

Violent crime rate in 2013
East Palo Alto:

656.7
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
East Palo Alto:

634.4
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2011
East Palo Alto:

537.1
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
East Palo Alto:

438.9
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
East Palo Alto:

642.6
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
East Palo Alto:

598.3
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2007
East Palo Alto:

454.7
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2006
East Palo Alto:

511.8
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2005
East Palo Alto:

767.3
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
East Palo Alto:

443.1
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
East Palo Alto:

435.5
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
East Palo Alto:

388.6
U.S. Average:

272.2

Property crime rate in 2018
East Palo Alto:

197.6
U.S. Average:

189.3

Property crime rate in 2017
East Palo Alto:

151.7
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
East Palo Alto:

158.2
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
East Palo Alto:

216.6
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
East Palo Alto:

248.3
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
East Palo Alto:

269.0
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
East Palo Alto:

317.4
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
East Palo Alto:

424.9
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
East Palo Alto:

350.8
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
East Palo Alto:

377.0
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
East Palo Alto:

345.4
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
East Palo Alto:

289.5
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
East Palo Alto:

425.7
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
East Palo Alto:

449.2
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
East Palo Alto:

337.0
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
East Palo Alto:

318.2
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
East Palo Alto:

260.7
U.S. Average:

336.9
Murders per 100,000 population
Rapes per 100,000 population
Robberies per 100,000 population
Assaults per 100,000 population
Burglaries per 100,000 population
Thefts per 100,000 population
Auto thefts per 100,000 population
Arson per 100,000 population

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 43 (35 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.17
California average:

1.99

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 46 (35 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.17
California average:

1.98

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 40 (33 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.10
California average:

2.00

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 44 (33 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.11
California average:

2.00

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 42 (33 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.12
California average:

2.01

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 45 (32 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.10
California average:

2.02

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 41 (33 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.15
California average:

2.04

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 43 (35 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.23
California average:

2.09

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 47 (37 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.08
California average:

2.19

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 47 (36 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.06
California average:

2.24

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 39 (29 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

0.87
California average:

2.27

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 40 (31 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

0.93
California average:

2.21

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 42 (34 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.15
California average:

2.38

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 46 (37 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.25
California average:

2.34

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 48 (37 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.25
California average:

2.36

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 46 (36 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.22
California average:

2.42

Full-time Law Enforcement Employees in East Palo Alto, CA
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Officers
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Civilians

Zip codes: 94303.