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Albany, CA crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2020 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2021 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2021 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more about Scout's Crime Data

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 25 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 41. 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 70% 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 633.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Albany's rate for property crime is 23 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 44.

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 257.

Albany Crime Data

 

Crime Index

21

(100 is safest)


Safer than 21% of U.S. Cities

Albany Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

32

466

498

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.58

22.99

24.57

Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
1.58
4.4
National Median: 4
    Albany
    California

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 633

in Albany

1 in 227

in California

Albany VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 20,271
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 1 21 10
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.05 1.04 0.49

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 331,449,281
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 21,570 126,430 243,600 921,505
Rate per 1,000 0.07 0.38 0.73 2.78

Property Crime

Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

100 75 50 25 0
22.99
21.3
National Median: 19
    Albany
    California

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 44

in Albany

1 in 47

in California

Albany Property CRIMES

Population: 20,271
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 54 333 79
Rate per 1,000 2.66 16.43 3.90

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 331,449,281
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,035,314 4,606,324 810,400
Rate per 1,000 3.12 13.90 2.45

Albany Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
278
77
National Median: 26.9
    Albany
    California