As of 2016, the Imperial Valley has a crime index of 94 out of 100, with 100 being the safest index possible. This means that the Valley is safer than 94% of U.S. cities (NeighborhoodScout).
NeighborhoodScout reports one's chances of becoming a victim of crime in Imperial Valley is 1 in 263. According to FBI crime statistics, it is one of the safest communities in the entire nation. NeighborhoodScout also reports the Imperial Valley as one of the lowest crime rates in the nation for its size.
The violent crime rate in Imperial Valley is well below the national average. The same report states that one's chances of becoming a victim of violent crime in the Valley is one in 3,419, a violent crime rate of 0 per 1,000 inhabitants.