Palmdale has a population of 158,094. During the past three years, Palmdale saw 10,583 arrests. For 2017, the Palmdale's arrest rate totaled 211.27 per 10,000 residents. This decrease of 33.26% makes Palmdale lower than the national average of 316.54 per 10,000 residents. From that total, 681 were violent crimes like murder, rape, and robbery. The city of Palmdale also totaled 2,659 arrests for property crimes during 2017. When compared to Agoura Hills and Avalon, Palmdale is a more dangerous place to live.
View California criminal and arrest records for other counties.
Overall, Palmdale had a higher rate of non-violent crime. For 2017, Palmdale averaged 681 violent crimes and 2,659 non-violent crimes.
The city of Palmdale experienced 8,973 violent crimes during 2007-2017. Of that total, 85 were for murder/non-negligent manslaughter. Additionally, 372 was for legacy rape and 65 was for revised rape. The robbery total was 2,837, and the aggravated assault total was 5,614.