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


City-Data.com crime index in Palm Desert, CA compared to other U.S. cities

Crime rate in Palm Desert, CA

The 2022 crime rate in Palm Desert, CA is 286 (City-Data.com crime index), which is about the average for the U.S. cities. It was higher than in 86.4% U.S. cities. The 2022 Palm Desert crime rate rose by 41% compared to 2020. In the last 5 years Palm Desert has seen increasing violent crime and increasing property crime.
See how dangerous Palm Desert, CA is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Palm Desert:

285.9
Indian Wells:

219.0
Rancho Mirage:

299.0
La Quinta:

172.0
Cathedral City:

132.1
Indio:

193.0
Palm Springs:

480.0
Coachella:

207.1
Desert Hot Springs:

295.4
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Palm Desert by year

Type

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

2022

Murders
(per 100,000)
1
(1.9)
0
(0.0)
2
(4.1)
0
(0.0)
2
(4.0)
1
(2.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(1.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(5.6)
0
(0.0)
2
(3.9)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
5
(9.7)
6
(12.4)
2
(4.1)
6
(12.0)
7
(13.9)
5
(9.8)
3
(5.8)
2
(3.8)
3
(5.7)
6
(11.2)
7
(13.0)
5
(9.3)
9
(17.3)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
30
(58.1)
30
(61.9)
40
(81.6)
49
(98.0)
30
(59.5)
40
(78.5)
41
(79.1)
26
(49.5)
30
(56.8)
21
(39.2)
24
(44.6)
28
(52.0)
32
(61.6)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
8
(15.5)
12
(24.8)
32
(65.3)
49
(98.0)
71
(140.7)
94
(184.4)
73
(140.8)
48
(91.4)
58
(109.8)
64
(119.5)
102
(189.7)
92
(171.0)
139
(267.7)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
705
(1,365)
638
(1,317)
593
(1,210)
727
(1,453)
572
(1,134)
560
(1,099)
375
(723.3)
380
(723.4)
424
(802.3)
329
(614.2)
338
(628.5)
278
(516.6)
303
(583.6)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
1,114
(2,158)
1,150
(2,374)
1,439
(2,936)
1,477
(2,953)
1,511
(2,995)
1,524
(2,990)
1,788
(3,449)
1,586
(3,019)
1,536
(2,907)
1,530
(2,856)
1,382
(2,570)
1,105
(2,053)
1,477
(2,845)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
108
(209.2)
123
(253.9)
115
(234.6)
118
(235.9)
132
(261.6)
94
(184.4)
136
(262.3)
178
(338.9)
116
(219.5)
130
(242.7)
128
(238.0)
181
(336.4)
244
(470.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
5
(9.7)
3
(6.2)
3
(6.1)
5
(10.0)
4
(7.9)
4
(7.8)
3
(5.8)
2
(3.8)
1
(1.9)
4
(7.5)
6
(11.2)
4
(7.4)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index230.8240.9269.9297.3285.1283.5266.1238.5233.5221.3238.7202.4285.9

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 246.1. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

- means the value is smaller than the state average.
- means the value is about the same as the state average.
- means the value is bigger than the state average.
- means the value is much bigger than the state average.



According to our research of California and other state lists, there were 44 registered sex offenders living in Palm Desert, California as of May 20, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Palm Desert is 1,192 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


When are crimes committed in Palm Desert, CA?

Violent crime rate in 2022
Palm Desert:

189.7
U.S. Average:

219.8

Violent crime rate in 2020
Palm Desert:

120.8
U.S. Average:

228.2

Violent crime rate in 2019
Palm Desert:

141.3
U.S. Average:

219.9

Violent crime rate in 2018
Palm Desert:

90.5
U.S. Average:

221.2

Violent crime rate in 2017
Palm Desert:

88.9
U.S. Average:

226.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Palm Desert:

78.1
U.S. Average:

227.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Palm Desert:

115.7
U.S. Average:

219.3

Violent crime rate in 2014
Palm Desert:

145.2
U.S. Average:

211.1

Violent crime rate in 2013
Palm Desert:

121.9
U.S. Average:

214.2

Violent crime rate in 2012
Palm Desert:

110.0
U.S. Average:

187.4

Violent crime rate in 2011
Palm Desert:

85.7
U.S. Average:

187.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Palm Desert:

55.7
U.S. Average:

195.7

Violent crime rate in 2009
Palm Desert:

50.4
U.S. Average:

208.9

Violent crime rate in 2008
Palm Desert:

79.5
U.S. Average:

222.5

Violent crime rate in 2007
Palm Desert:

56.2
U.S. Average:

229.1

Violent crime rate in 2006
Palm Desert:

97.4
U.S. Average:

232.6

Violent crime rate in 2005
Palm Desert:

78.9
U.S. Average:

227.0

Property crime rate in 2022
Palm Desert:

329.5
U.S. Average:

166.5

Property crime rate in 2020
Palm Desert:

256.5
U.S. Average:

169.6

Property crime rate in 2019
Palm Desert:

289.9
U.S. Average:

179.7

Property crime rate in 2018
Palm Desert:

302.1
U.S. Average:

190.2

Property crime rate in 2017
Palm Desert:

338.7
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Palm Desert:

346.5
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Palm Desert:

356.4
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Palm Desert:

396.9
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Palm Desert:

415.7
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Palm Desert:

473.7
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Palm Desert:

424.0
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Palm Desert:

420.2
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Palm Desert:

412.4
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Palm Desert:

509.5
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Palm Desert:

291.4
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Palm Desert:

268.9
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Palm Desert:

267.4
U.S. Average:

322.3
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 2015, including police officers: 1 (1 officers - 1 male; 0 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

0.02
California average:

1.98

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 1 (1 officers - 1 male; 0 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

0.02
California average:

2.00

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 1 (1 officers - 1 male; 0 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

0.02
California average:

2.09

Full-time Law Enforcement Employees in Palm Desert, CA
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Officers

Zip codes: 92260.