Palm Springs, CA Crime Statistics For 2022

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2022-04-07
1,947
Total Crimes
3,977.4
Total Crimes / 100k People
69.54%
Above National Average
423 out of 461
In California
7,963 out of 8,904
In America

What is the crime rate in Palm Springs, CA?

According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in Palm Springs is 3,977.4 per 100,000 people. That's 69.54% higher than the national rate of 2,346.0 per 100,000 people and 54.10% higher than the California total crime rate of 2,581.0 per 100,000 people.

Note: Because the rates of crime are so low in America, we use "per 100,000 people" to make the number a bit easier to compare across locations visually. It's mathematically the same as doing per capita comparisons and isn't conveying that there are 100,000+ people in a location.

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Palm Springs SnackAbility

5
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
6/10
Housing
9
Affordability
4
Diversity
9
Safety
4
Amenities
8
Education
8.5
Commute
8.5

How Does Palm Springs Crime Compare To The Rest Of The Country?

Statistic Count
Raw
Palm Springs
/ 100k People
California
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 1,947 3,977.4 2,581.0 2,346.0
Murder 5 10.2 5.6 6.5
Robbery 59 120.5 113.6 73.9
Aggravated Assault 166 339.1 288.7 279.7
Violent Crime 257 525.0 442.0 387.8
Burglary 370 755.8 369.7 314.2
Larceny 1,050 2,145.0 1,341.7 1,398.0
Car Theft 270 551.6 427.6 246.0
Property Crime 1,690 3,452.4 2,138.9 1,958.2

Violent Crime Rates In Palm Springs

257
Violent Crimes
525.0
Violent Crimes / 100k People
35.38%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 190.5 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in Palm Springs each year. That compares to a 1 in 226.2 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in Palm Springs is 525.0 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 35.38% higher than the national rate of 387.8 per 100,000 people.
  • 18.77% higher than the California violent crime rate of 442.0 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In Palm Springs

1,690
Property Crimes
3,452.4
Property Crimes / 100k People
76.30%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 29.0 chance of being the victim of a property crime in Palm Springs each year. That compares to a 1 in 51.1 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in Palm Springs is 3,452.4 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 76.30% higher than the national rate of 1,958.2 per 100,000 people.
  • And 61.41% higher than the California property crime rate of 2,138.9 per 100,000 people.

Palm Springs Crime Compared To California Average

Each category of crime indexed to the worst per capita in California.
Data Source -- FBI UCR 2018.

Crime In Cities Around Palm Springs

City Population Count
Raw
Total Crime
/ 100k People
Property Crime
/ 100k People
Violent Crime
/ 100k People
Indio, CA 93,219 1,910 2,048.9 1,476.1 572.8
Palm Desert, CA 53,811 1,689 3,138.8 2,906.5 232.3
La Quinta, CA 42,228 898 2,126.6 2,017.6 108.9
Desert Hot Springs, CA 29,074 698 2,400.8 1,651.0 749.8
Rancho Mirage, CA 18,680 661 3,538.5 3,324.4 214.1
Indian Wells, CA 5,527 124 2,243.5 2,008.3 235.2
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