The crime rate in Elk Grove is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 27 crimes per one thousand residents, it is not among the communities with the very highest crime rate. The chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime in Elk Grove is 1 in 36. Based on FBI crime data, Elk Grove is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to California, Elk Grove has a crime rate that is higher than 64% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.
However, compared to other communities of similar population size, Elk Grove has a crime rate that is noticeably lower than the average. This means that for comparably sized cities all across America, Elk Grove is actually safer than most according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis of FBI crime data.
The crime data that NeighborhoodScout used for this analysis are the seven offenses from the uniform crime reports, collected by the FBI from 17,000 local law enforcement agencies, and include both violent and property crimes, combined.
Now let us turn to take a look at how Elk Grove does for violent crimes specifically, and then how it does for property crimes. This is important because the overall crime rate can be further illuminated by understanding if violent crime or property crimes (or both) are the major contributors to the general rate of crime in Elk Grove.
From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Elk Grove occurs at a rate higher than in most communities of all population sizes in America. The chance that a person will become a victim of a violent crime in Elk Grove; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 291. This equates to a rate of 3 per one thousand inhabitants.
NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Elk Grove's rate for property crime is 24 per one thousand population. This makes Elk Grove a place where there is an above average chance of becoming a victim of a property crime, when compared to all other communities in America of all population sizes. Property crimes are motor vehicle theft, arson, larceny, and burglary. Your chance of becoming a victim of any of these crimes in Elk Grove is one in 42.
Importantly, we found that Elk Grove has one of the highest rates of motor vehicle theft in the nation according to our analysis of FBI crime data. This is compared to communities of all sizes, from the smallest to the largest. In fact, your chance of getting your car stolen if you live in Elk Grove is one in 237.