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Crime Report for East Palo Alto,

The HomeSurfer crime rating for East Palo Alto, is 0.9 out of a possible 5 total points. Higher ratings indicate that your area is safer. The HomeSurfer crime rating is calculated depending on how the crime rate in your city compares with crime in the state and the nation. Violent crime is weighed more heavily than property crime, and the national ranking is more important than the state ranking.

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East Palo Alto Crime Rating
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Violent Crime Rate
Data comes from the FBI Uniform Crime Rate database for 2008.


East Palo Alto, has a violent crime rate of 1098 incidents per 100,000 people. This compares with a rate of 511 in and a rate of 676 nationally. Lower numbers are better, indicating that fewer crimes happen per person in the population.


Violent Crime Rate
Incidents per 100,000

East Palo Alto 1098
CA 511
National 676

East Palo Alto, is in the 97% percentile rank in the state for Violent Crime. It is in the 93% percentile rank nationally. Lower numbers are better. In this case, 97% of cities in have crime rates equal to or lower than East Palo Alto, or said another way, 3% of cities in have crime rates higher than East Palo Alto.


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Crime East Palo Alto CA Nation
Violent Crime Total 1098.1 511.0 676
Murder / NNH 14.9 5.7 6.5
Forcible Rape 53.7 24.1 31.1
Robbery Rate 316.3 205.6 197.4
Aggravated Assault 713.2 275.7 315
Property Crime Total 2449.8 3010.5 3726.9
Burglary 823.6 638.9 812.3
Larceny Theft 632.6 1832.5 2541.6
Motor Vehicle Theft 993.6 540.1 382.3
Arson 3.0 27.8 23.3


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Property Crime Rate
Property crime includes burglary, larceny, vehicle theft, and arson. Data comes from the FBI Uniform Crime Rate database for 2008.


East Palo Alto, has a property crime rate of 2449.8 incidents per 100,000 people. This compares with an average rate of 3010.5 in and an average rate of 3727 incidents per 100,000 nationally. Lower numbers are better, indicating that fewer crimes happen per person in the population.


Property Crime Rate
Incidents per 100,000

East Palo Alto 2449.8
CA 3010.5
National 3727



East Palo Alto Property Crime:
State Percentile Rank - 42
National Percentile Rank - 51