Palmdale’s Crime Rate Drops Again Crime Down 53 Percent Since 1996


PALMDALE – With a 5.84 percent decrease in the number of Part I crimes reported in 2015, City of Palmdale and Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD) Palmdale have announced that the City’s overall crime rate has reduced to 246 crimes per 10,000 population.

The 2015 crime rate in Palmdale stands at the lowest level in more than two decades. It has dropped a whopping 53 percent, from a rate of 467.71 in 1996 to the current 246 level.

This marks the seventh consecutive year that Palmdale’s crime rate has been below the 300 crimes per 10,000, a number that puts Palmdale in a category of having a reputation as a safe city. In 2007, the City of Palmdale set a five-year goal to work with the Sheriff’s Department and the community and lower the crime rate below 300 by 2012. That goal was reached two years ahead of schedule.