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Crime rate in Palmdale, California (CA): murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, auto thefts, arson, crime map


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

Crime rate in Palmdale, CA

The 2019 crime rate in Palmdale, CA is 202 (City-Data.com crime index), which is 1.3 times lower than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 69.0% U.S. cities. The 2019 Palmdale crime rate rose by 6% compared to 2018. The number of homicides stood at 8 - an increase of 4 compared to 2018. In the last 5 years Palmdale has seen decline of violent crime and decline of property crime.
See how dangerous Palmdale, CA is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Palmdale:

201.7
Lancaster:

359.8
Santa Clarita:

91.8
La Canada Flintridge:

106.7
San Fernando:

150.8
Sierra Madre:

71.4
Pasadena:

221.4
Glendale:

114.1
Burbank:

167.4
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Palmdale by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
15
(11.0)
11
(7.7)
5
(3.5)
8
(5.5)
8
(5.4)
9
(5.8)
6
(3.9)
10
(6.4)
9
(5.7)
7
(4.4)
8
(5.0)
4
(2.5)
4
(2.5)
8
(5.1)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
58
(42.7)
34
(23.9)
55
(38.2)
41
(28.0)
41
(27.9)
38
(24.6)
37
(23.8)
27
(17.2)
38
(24.0)
44
(27.6)
45
(28.2)
37
(23.4)
43
(27.2)
55
(35.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
341
(251.1)
360
(253.3)
304
(211.0)
264
(180.4)
261
(177.8)
246
(159.2)
224
(144.2)
257
(164.2)
230
(145.4)
251
(157.3)
222
(139.2)
218
(137.9)
161
(101.8)
194
(123.5)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
575
(423.5)
638
(448.9)
512
(355.3)
505
(345.0)
522
(355.5)
492
(318.4)
545
(350.9)
465
(297.1)
563
(355.9)
528
(330.8)
422
(264.7)
422
(266.9)
383
(242.1)
401
(255.2)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
1,169
(860.9)
1,182
(831.7)
1,033
(716.8)
1,080
(737.8)
959
(653.2)
959
(620.5)
1,035
(666.5)
1,049
(670.2)
875
(553.1)
803
(503.1)
646
(405.2)
613
(387.7)
513
(324.3)
447
(284.5)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
2,353
(1,733)
2,446
(1,721)
2,297
(1,594)
2,031
(1,388)
1,890
(1,287)
1,906
(1,233)
2,068
(1,332)
1,928
(1,232)
2,010
(1,270)
1,730
(1,084)
1,660
(1,041)
1,611
(1,019)
1,426
(901.5)
1,384
(880.8)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
690
(508.2)
674
(474.2)
602
(417.7)
487
(332.7)
485
(330.3)
408
(264.0)
290
(186.7)
367
(234.5)
334
(211.1)
455
(285.1)
422
(264.7)
435
(275.2)
503
(318.0)
399
(253.9)
Arson
(per 100,000)
54
(39.8)
46
(32.4)
44
(30.5)
28
(19.1)
35
(23.8)
29
(18.8)
29
(18.7)
28
(17.9)
21
(13.3)
22
(13.8)
34
(21.3)
29
(18.3)
20
(12.6)
17
(10.8)
City-Data.com crime index386.5365.4319.2290.2281.3256.6255.1250.2251.8245.5218.5208.5190.0201.7

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. 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 228 registered sex offenders living in Palmdale, California as of December 05, 2022.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Palmdale is 690 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


When are crimes committed in Palmdale, CA?

Violent crime rate in 2019
Palmdale:

234.5
U.S. Average:

205.8

Violent crime rate in 2018
Palmdale:

204.2
U.S. Average:

208.2

Violent crime rate in 2017
Palmdale:

230.9
U.S. Average:

215.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Palmdale:

240.2
U.S. Average:

216.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Palmdale:

280.4
U.S. Average:

208.5

Violent crime rate in 2014
Palmdale:

286.0
U.S. Average:

200.7

Violent crime rate in 2013
Palmdale:

260.7
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
Palmdale:

279.1
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2011
Palmdale:

275.0
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Palmdale:

305.5
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
Palmdale:

301.6
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
Palmdale:

328.2
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2007
Palmdale:

390.5
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2006
Palmdale:

402.1
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2005
Palmdale:

429.8
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
Palmdale:

375.1
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
Palmdale:

355.4
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
Palmdale:

456.7
U.S. Average:

272.2

Property crime rate in 2019
Palmdale:

139.0
U.S. Average:

178.6

Property crime rate in 2018
Palmdale:

157.6
U.S. Average:

190.2

Property crime rate in 2017
Palmdale:

169.8
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Palmdale:

172.8
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Palmdale:

197.6
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Palmdale:

205.8
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Palmdale:

230.8
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Palmdale:

227.9
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Palmdale:

225.4
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Palmdale:

244.6
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Palmdale:

266.8
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Palmdale:

285.7
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Palmdale:

323.5
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Palmdale:

335.1
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Palmdale:

323.6
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
Palmdale:

307.5
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
Palmdale:

340.6
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
Palmdale:

317.9
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

Zip codes: 93552.