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Palo Alto California: Crimes Statistics, Arrest and Population Information

Palo Alto is a city in the Santa Clara County of California. Located in the north-west corner of the county that borders San Fransisco Bay. An interesting fact is that Palo Alto is one of the wealthiest neighborhoods in the world and its populace is not shy about showing it off. It has one of the most educated populations in the nation as well.

Palo Alto California Population information

Palo Alto has an estimated population of 67,000 people. It has a population density of over 2,808 people per mile. People over 65 years make up 17% of the population, while children under 18 make up over 23% of the population. 28% of the population is made up by 45-64-year-olds. There are 93 men for every 100 women.

There has been a substantial amount of growth in population in Palo Alto, but it has slowed down in the recent past. In 1910, Palo Alto had an annual population growth rate of 10.47%. The growth rate started to decline in 1980 and then increased a little over the years, but by 2017 there was a decrease in the annual growth rate at -0.46%

Palo Alto California Crime rates and statistics

Concerning crime rates, Palo Alto is at 23 crimes per one thousand residents, which is not among the communities with the highest crime rate. When compared to other cities of similar population size, Palo Alto has a crime rate that is significantly lower than the average. Criminals are most likely to be convicted for Larceny-Theft, Property Crimes, or Burglary in Palo Alto.

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Here are the crime statistics in detail, from Palo Alto:

1. Aggravated Assault
The attempt to injure another person with clear intention and no value for human life has decreased in Palo Alto by 94% from 18 in 2007 to 35 in 2016. The chances of being a victim of this crime are 0.052%


2. Burglary
It is an unlawful act where one steals from another with an intent to gain monetary rewards. The crime rate has decreased in Palo Alto since 2007 from 283 to 215 in 2016. The crime rate dropped by 25%. The chances of becoming a victim of this crime are 0.319%.

 3. Forcible Rape
In Palo Alto, the crime rate of forcible rape has increased in 2016, from 1 in 2007 to 9. It is more than a 100% decrease. Your chances of becoming a victim to this crime are 0.013%


4. Larceny-theft
The act of unlawfully possessing an asset that belongs to another person is larceny-theft. In Palo, the crime rate increased by 6% from 1,085 to 1,159 in 2007 and 2016 respectively. Chances of being a victim of this crime in Palo Alto is 1.72%


5. Property crimes
It is an unlawful act of obtaining money, property or an asset through force, aggression or threats. The crime rate of Property crime has decreased by 1% since 2007. From 1,440 to 1,436 in 2016. The chances of becoming a victim of this crime in 2.133% in Palo Alto.

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6. Motor Vehicle Theft
The crime rate has decreased by 14% in Palo Alto, from 72 in 2007 to 62 in 2016. The chances of becoming a victim to motor vehicle theft are 0.092%.


7. Sex Offenders
There were 19 registered sex offenders in Palo Alto, according to the research done by city-data as of November 2018. The ratio of the number of residents to the number of sex offenders in this city is 3,572 to 1.


In Palo Alto, the overall crime rate is 25% lower than the state's average and 21% lower than the national average. Regarding violent crimes, Palo Alto has a crime rate that is 76% lower than California's average and 72% lower than the national average. Concerning property crimes, Palo Alto has a crime rate that is 16% lower than the state's average and 13% lower than the national average.

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