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Palo Alto City, California Crime Analysis

   (County: Santa Clara County)

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Crime in Palo Alto City, California

Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Murder 2 1 2 2 1 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0
    per 100,000 3 2 3 3 2 0 2 3 2 0 0 0 0
Rape 7 7 5 12 5 1 1 5 9 4 3 4 4
    per 100,000 12 12 9 21 9 2 2 9 15 7 5 6 6
Robbery 35 45 40 38 46 32 44 42 29 39 24 26 29
    per 100,000 59 74 69 66 80 56 76 72 49 65 37 39 43
Assault 38 54 41 37 39 29 18 34 69 15 37 23 21
    per 100,000 64 89 71 64 68 50 31 58 116 25 57 35 31
Burglary 255 223 276 290 371 399 283 366 267 217 286 327 242
    per 100,000 427 367 475 501 648 694 491 629 449 360 439 495 361
Larceny Theft 1,461 1,353 1,606 1,526 1,548 1,333 1,085 1,307 1,350 1,080 923 1,034 1,174
    per 100,000 2,448 2,227 2,762 2,636 2,704 2,318 1,881 2,246 2,269 1,791 1,417 1,566 1,753
Vehicle Theft 82 95 86 131 124 139 72 71 49 49 39 48 67
    per 100,000 137 156 148 226 217 242 125 122 82 81 60 73 100
Arson 14 17 45 14 19 21 15 13 33 22 12 12 10
    per 100,000 23 28 77 24 33 37 26 22 55 36 18 18 15
CityMelt Violent Crime Index
U.S. Average = 40
21 27 22 22 23 16 16 21 27 15 16 13 14
CityMelt Property Crime Index
U.S. Average = 277
453 422 503 490 516 473 364 439 425 342 315 355 373
CityMelt Crime Index
U.S. Average = 158
237 224 263 256 269 244 190 230 226 178 166 184 193


(updated 2013)



Number of Sex Offenders In California

2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
102,616 86,846 87,706 66,041 63,500 86,912 123,821 0 80,848 82,147


(updated 2014)



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