According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis of FBI crime statistics, Soledad is safer than 63% of the cities and towns in the US of all population sizes. In California, only on the order of 21% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Soledad. If you live in Soledad, your chance of becoming a victim of crime in the community is 1 in 72. The US average across communities from the largest to the smallest is 1 in 31. It is for these reasons that Soledad is ranked as one of the top 100 safest cities in the U.S.A.
Compared to other communities of similar population size, Soledad has a crime rate that is noticeably lower than the average. This means that for comparably sized cities all across America, Soledad 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 Soledad 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 Soledad.
From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Soledad 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 Soledad; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 328. This equates to a rate of 3 per one thousand inhabitants.
Significantly, based on the number of murders reported by the FBI and the number of residents living in the city, NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that Soledad experiences one of the higher murder rates in the nation when compared with cities and towns for all sizes of population, from the largest to the smallest.
NeighborhoodScout's analysis of property crime reveals that the property crime rate in Soledad is below average to all cities and towns in the nation. This means that you are less likely to become a victim of arson, motor vehicle theft, larceny, or burglary in Soledad than in most communities in America. Your chance of becoming a victim of property crime if you live here? Just one in 92.