Atwater, CA
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With a crime rate of 46 per one thousand residents, Atwater has one of the highest crime rates in America compared to all communities of all sizes - from the smallest towns to the very largest cities. One's chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime here is one in 22. Within California, more than 93% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Atwater.

Importantly, when you compare Atwater to other communities of similar population, then Atwater crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Atwater 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 Atwater 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 Atwater.

For Atwater, we found that the violent crime rate is one of the highest in the nation, across communities of all sizes (both large and small). Violent offenses tracked included rape, murder and non-negligent manslaughter, armed robbery, and aggravated assault, including assault with a deadly weapon. According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis of FBI reported crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of one of these crimes in Atwater is one in 148.

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 Atwater 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.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Atwater is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Atwater, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 25, which is a rate of 39 per one thousand population.

Importantly, we found that Atwater 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 Atwater is one in 136.

Atwater Crime Data

 

Crime Index

7

(100 is safest)


Safer than 7% of U.S. Cities

Atwater Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

197

1,149

1,346

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

6.74

39.30

46.04

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Atwater 6.74
California 4.26

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 148

in Atwater

1 in 235

in California

Atwater VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 29,237
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 3 8 26 160
Rate per 1,000 0.10 0.27 0.89 5.47

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
Atwater 39.30
California 26.18

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 25

in Atwater

1 in 38

in California

Atwater Property CRIMES

Population: 29,237
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 167 767 215
Rate per 1,000 5.71 26.23 7.35

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

Atwater Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Atwater 221
California 90