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Palo Alto, CA Arrest Record Search

Palo Alto has a population of 67,441. During the past three years, Palo Alto saw 5,154 arrests. For 2017, the Palo Alto's arrest rate totaled 277.72 per 10,000 residents. This decrease of 12.26% makes Palo Alto lower than the national average of 316.54 per 10,000 residents. From that total, 90 were violent crimes like murder, rape, and robbery. The city of Palo Alto also totaled 1,783 arrests for property crimes during 2017. When compared to Cupertino and Los Altos, Palo Alto is a more dangerous place to live.

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  • 1,873Number of arrests in the city for 2017
  • 277.72Crime Rate
  • 13.34Violent Crime Rate
  • 264.38Property Crime Rate

Violent vs. Non-Violent Crimes

Overall, Palo Alto had a higher rate of non-violent crime. For 2017, Palo Alto averaged 90 violent crimes and 1,783 non-violent crimes.

Palo Alto Violent Crime Types from 2007-2017

The city of Palo Alto experienced 774 violent crimes during 2007-2017. Of that total, 7 were for murder/non-negligent manslaughter. Additionally, 59 was for legacy rape and 7 was for revised rape. The robbery total was 355, and the aggravated assault total was 346.

Palo Alto City Police Department

It is situated in Santa Clara county, California with a total number of 142 employees - 12 female, 65 male officers and 65 civilians. Palo Alto PD ORI (Originated Agency Identifier) number is CA0431200, it belongs to the Pacific division in the West region with a region code of Region IV.

Total Crime Rate in Palo Alto

YearCrime Rate
2007260.68
2008313.90
2009298.20
2010232.88
2011201.35
2012221.45
2013229.53
2014202.18
2015262.29
2016224.16
2017277.72
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