Avenal, CA
Crime Rates


Safest Avenal neighborhoods

Avenal, CA crime analytics

Avenal has an overall crime rate of 17 per 1,000 residents, making the crime rate here near the average for all cities and towns of all sizes in America. According to our analysis of FBI crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of crime in Avenal is 1 in 58. How does Avenal fare compared to other communities in California of all population sizes? Avenal's crime rate is lower than approximately 68% of California communities.

However, compared to other communities of similar population size, Avenal has a crime rate that is noticeably lower than the average. This means that for comparably sized cities all across America, Avenal is actually safer than most according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis of FBI crime data.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Avenal 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 Avenal; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 532. This equates to a rate of 2 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 Avenal 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.

Moreover, the rate of property crime in Avenal; burglary, larceny ($50 or more), grand theft auto, and arson; is 15 per 1,000 residents. This is about average for all cities and towns in America of all population sizes.

Avenal Crime Data

Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 43% of U.S. Cities

Avenal Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Avenal 1.88
California 4.26
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 532

in Avenal

1 in 235

in California
Population: 13,301
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 2 1 4 18
Rate per 1,000 0.15 0.08 0.30 1.35
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)

Avenal 15.49
California 26.18
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 65

in Avenal

1 in 38

in California
Avenal Property CRIMES
Population: 13,301
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 58 119 29
Rate per 1,000 4.36 8.95 2.18
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

Avenal Crimes Per Square Mile

Avenal 12
California 90

Popular Neighborhoods in Avenal

Zip Codes in Avenal, CA