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Palo Alto Crime Rate Report (California)

Palo Alto crime statistics report an overall downward trend in crime based on data from 18 years with violent crime decreasing and property crime decreasing. Based on this trend, the crime rate in Palo Alto for 2019 is expected to be lower than in 2016.

The city violent crime rate for Palo Alto in 2016 was lower than the national violent crime rate average by 72.69% and the city property crime rate in Palo Alto was lower than the national property crime rate average by 12.96%.

In 2016 the city violent crime rate in Palo Alto was lower than the violent crime rate in California by 75.65% and the city property crime rate in Palo Alto was lower than the property crime rate in California by 16.45%.

Property and Violent Crime
Palo Alto Property Crime vs. State and National Per Capita
Palo Alto Violent Crime vs. State and National Per Capita

Palo Alto Crime Statistics
Summary Report

2016 Crime (Actual Data)*Incidents
Aggravated Assault35
Arson8
Burglary215
Larceny and Theft1,159
Motor Vehicle Theft62
Murder and Manslaughter1
Rape9
Robbery28
Crime Rate (Total Incidents)1,530
Property Crime1,436
Violent Crime73
2019 Crime (Projected Data)*Incidents
Aggravated Assault26
Arson2
Burglary194
Larceny and Theft1,144
Motor Vehicle Theft68
Murder and Manslaughter0
Rape10
Robbery19
Crime Rate (Total Incidents)1,493
Property Crime1,399
Violent Crime55

Property and Violent Crime Totals

Palo Alto Property Crime

Palo Alto Violent Crime

Actual versus Projected Crime Totals

Palo Alto Crime 2016

Palo Alto Crime 2019

City versus State versus National Crime Comparison

Palo Alto Property Crime vs. State and National Comparison

Palo Alto Violent Crime vs. State and National Comparison
* The source of actual data on this Palo Alto, California crime rate report is the FBI Report of Offenses Known to Law Enforcement for the corresponding year or years. Arson numbers are reported inconsistently. Zero values may indicate the data was not available. The projected crime rate data displayed above was generated from the trends and crime data available from previous years of actual reported data. In this case, the Palo Alto crime report data for 2019 was projected from 18 years of actual data. The last year of actual available crime data, as reported above, was 2016.

The FBI cautions the data users against comparing yearly statistical data solely on the basis of their population coverage. The comparisons made herein are thus, only meaningful upon further examination of all variables that affect crime in each reported city, state or other reported jurisdicition.



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