Crime Statistics

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CRIME  2011 2012 2013  2014  2015  2016
Homicide 1 0 1 2 0 2
Rape 2 3 5 7 6 2
Robbery 26 41 40 30 49 40
Aggravated Assault 48 73 94 71 49 32
Burglary 380 375 560 572 727 593
Larceny 1,586 1,788 1,524 1,511 1,477 1,439
Motor Vehicle Theft 178 136 94 132 118 115
Totals 2,221 2,416 2,318 2,325 2,426 2,223

 

The above crime statistics for the city of Palm Desert can be influenced by many factors such as population, commercial and/or residential growth, etc.

"Each year when the Federal Bureau of Investigation publishes Crime in the United States, where the above listed statistics are generated from, some entities use reported figures to compile rankings of cities and counties. These rough rankings provide no insight into the numerous variables that mold crime in a particular town, city, county, state, or region. Consequently, they lead to simplistic and/or incomplete analyses that often create misleading perceptions adversely affecting communities and their residents. Valid assessments are possible only with careful study and analysis of the range of unique conditions affecting each local law enforcement jurisdiction. The data user is, therefore, cautioned against comparing statistical data of individual reporting units from cities, metropolitan areas, states, or colleges or universities solely on the basis of their population coverage or student enrollment."