|Motor Vehicle Theft||178||136||94||132||118||115|
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."