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Crime rate in Palm Springs, 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 Springs, CA compared to other U.S. cities

Crime rate in Palm Springs, CA

The 2019 crime rate in Palm Springs, CA is 408 (City-Data.com crime index), which is 1.5 times higher than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 92.0% U.S. cities. The 2019 Palm Springs crime rate fell by 0% compared to 2018. The number of homicides stood at 7 - an increase of 4 compared to 2018. In the last 5 years Palm Springs has seen rise of violent crime and decline of property crime.
See how dangerous Palm Springs, CA is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Palm Springs:

407.9
Cathedral City:

171.4
Rancho Mirage:

221.7
Desert Hot Springs:

400.1
Palm Desert:

238.7
Indian Wells:

189.8
La Quinta:

180.6
Indio:

264.3
Yucca Valley:

256.8
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Palm Springs by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
3
(6.3)
5
(10.3)
2
(4.1)
1
(2.1)
1
(2.1)
1
(2.2)
3
(6.5)
0
(0.0)
3
(6.4)
3
(6.3)
2
(4.2)
5
(10.4)
3
(6.2)
7
(14.3)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
21
(44.2)
15
(30.9)
16
(33.0)
16
(33.0)
22
(45.2)
16
(35.5)
18
(39.1)
19
(41.1)
28
(60.0)
24
(50.6)
28
(58.4)
40
(83.0)
35
(72.0)
38
(77.8)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
128
(269.4)
121
(249.3)
134
(276.0)
117
(241.1)
69
(141.7)
88
(195.2)
104
(226.1)
99
(213.9)
97
(207.9)
84
(177.3)
67
(139.8)
94
(195.0)
81
(166.5)
66
(135.1)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
153
(322.1)
166
(342.0)
212
(436.6)
163
(335.8)
190
(390.2)
151
(335.0)
177
(384.8)
137
(296.0)
167
(357.9)
168
(354.5)
178
(371.5)
151
(313.3)
155
(318.6)
156
(319.4)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
858
(1,806)
1,128
(2,324)
795
(1,637)
750
(1,545)
607
(1,247)
742
(1,646)
883
(1,920)
712
(1,538)
795
(1,704)
898
(1,895)
746
(1,557)
436
(904.7)
522
(1,073)
502
(1,028)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
1,888
(3,974)
1,975
(4,069)
1,591
(3,276)
1,382
(2,847)
1,188
(2,440)
1,266
(2,809)
1,112
(2,418)
1,342
(2,900)
1,719
(3,684)
1,790
(3,777)
1,669
(3,484)
1,277
(2,650)
1,281
(2,633)
1,210
(2,477)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
446
(938.8)
416
(857.0)
286
(589.0)
229
(471.8)
178
(365.5)
296
(656.7)
237
(515.3)
296
(639.6)
208
(445.7)
341
(719.6)
339
(707.6)
250
(518.7)
275
(565.3)
254
(520.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
29
(61.0)
N/A27
(55.6)
26
(53.6)
18
(37.0)
16
(35.5)
18
(39.1)
9
(19.4)
19
(40.7)
10
(21.1)
7
(14.6)
3
(6.2)
5
(10.3)
4
(8.2)
City-Data.com crime index553.7582.5497.5429.8374.9438.5461.5431.1497.1518.6476.3419.1409.3407.9

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.




According to our research of California and other state lists, there were 65 registered sex offenders living in Palm Springs, California as of December 02, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Palm Springs is 738 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


When are crimes committed in Palm Springs, CA?

Violent crime rate in 2019
Palm Springs:

333.7
U.S. Average:

205.8

Violent crime rate in 2018
Palm Springs:

326.9
U.S. Average:

208.2

Violent crime rate in 2017
Palm Springs:

357.9
U.S. Average:

215.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Palm Springs:

322.5
U.S. Average:

216.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Palm Springs:

329.2
U.S. Average:

208.5

Violent crime rate in 2014
Palm Springs:

355.7
U.S. Average:

200.7

Violent crime rate in 2013
Palm Springs:

296.0
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
Palm Springs:

357.6
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2011
Palm Springs:

305.0
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Palm Springs:

315.2
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
Palm Springs:

325.5
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
Palm Springs:

397.5
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2007
Palm Springs:

347.1
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2006
Palm Springs:

352.6
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2005
Palm Springs:

408.6
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
Palm Springs:

183.0
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
Palm Springs:

194.1
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
Palm Springs:

194.1
U.S. Average:

272.2

Property crime rate in 2019
Palm Springs:

407.4
U.S. Average:

178.6

Property crime rate in 2018
Palm Springs:

431.1
U.S. Average:

190.2

Property crime rate in 2017
Palm Springs:

391.2
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Palm Springs:

591.7
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Palm Springs:

675.8
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Palm Springs:

591.8
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Palm Springs:

548.6
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Palm Springs:

582.1
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Palm Springs:

568.2
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Palm Springs:

426.1
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Palm Springs:

522.2
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Palm Springs:

579.6
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Palm Springs:

796.7
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Palm Springs:

700.8
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Palm Springs:

733.8
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
Palm Springs:

316.3
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
Palm Springs:

309.3
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
Palm Springs:

335.8
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 2019, including police officers: 149 (101 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.07
California average:

2.01

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 145 (95 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.95
California average:

1.99

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 133 (94 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.95
California average:

1.98

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 127 (88 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.84
California average:

2.00

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 117 (81 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.71
California average:

2.00

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 120 (83 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.78
California average:

2.01

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 119 (86 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.86
California average:

2.02

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 119 (87 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.89
California average:

2.04

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 123 (85 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.89
California average:

2.09

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 125 (88 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.81
California average:

2.19

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 148 (92 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.90
California average:

2.24

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 155 (94 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.94
California average:

2.27

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 153 (89 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.83
California average:

2.21

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 151 (89 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.08
California average:

2.38

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 147 (86 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.01
California average:

2.34

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 149 (87 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.03
California average:

2.36

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 142 (83 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.94
California average:

2.42

Full-time Law Enforcement Employees in Palm Springs, CA
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Officers
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Civilians

Zip codes: 92262.