Palm Desert has a population of 52,845. During the past three years, Palm Desert saw 6,804 arrests. For 2017, the Palm Desert's arrest rate totaled 410.07 per 10,000 residents. This increase of 29.54% makes Palm Desert higher than the national average of 316.54 per 10,000 residents. From that total, 91 were violent crimes like murder, rape, and robbery. The city of Palm Desert also totaled 2,076 arrests for property crimes during 2017. When compared to Banning and Beaumont, Palm Desert is a more dangerous place to live.
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Overall, Palm Desert had a higher rate of non-violent crime. For 2017, Palm Desert averaged 91 violent crimes and 2,076 non-violent crimes.
The city of Palm Desert experienced 963 violent crimes during 2007-2017. Of that total, 12 were for murder/non-negligent manslaughter. Additionally, 52 was for legacy rape and 12 was for revised rape. The robbery total was 406, and the aggravated assault total was 481.