Albany, CA
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Albany, CA crime analytics


The crime rate in Albany is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 34 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 Albany is 1 in 30. Based on FBI crime data, Albany is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to California, Albany has a crime rate that is higher than 81% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

Importantly, when you compare Albany to other communities of similar population, then Albany crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Albany does relative to all communities in America of all sizes, when NeighborhoodScout compared it to communities of similar population size, its crime rate per thousand residents stands out as higher than most.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Albany 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 Albany.

NeighborhoodScout's research shows that Albany's violent crime rate is 2 per one thousand inhabitants, which is about average for all communities in America, across all population sizes. Violent crimes that are tracked and included in this rate are armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape (not statutory), and murder and non-negligent manslaughter. Roughly similar to the national average, our analysis shows that your chance of becoming a victim of violent crime in Albany is one in 564.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Albany's rate for property crime is 32 per one thousand population. This makes Albany 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 Albany is one in 31.

Importantly, we found that Albany 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 Albany is one in 286.

Albany Crime Data

 
Crime Index

16

(100 is safest)


Safer than 16% of U.S. Cities

Albany Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

35

630

665

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.77

31.92

33.70

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Albany 1.77
California 4.26
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 564

in Albany

1 in 235

in California
Albany VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 19,735
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 1 6 17 11
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.30 0.86 0.56
United States VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 321,418,820
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 15,696 124,047 327,374 764,449
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.39 1.02 2.38

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Albany 31.92
California 26.18
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 31

in Albany

1 in 38

in California
Albany Property CRIMES
Population: 19,735
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 95 466 69
Rate per 1,000 4.81 23.61 3.50
United States Property CRIMES
Population: 321,418,820
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,579,527 5,706,346 707,758
Rate per 1,000 4.91 17.75 2.20

Albany Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Albany 371
California 90