Barstow, 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

With a crime rate of 47 per one thousand residents, Barstow 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 21. Within California, more than 96% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Barstow. In fact, after researching dangerous places to live, NeighborhoodScout found Barstow to be one of the top 100 most dangerous cities in the U.S.A.

Separately, it is always interesting and important to compare a city's crime rate with those of similarly sized communities - a fair comparison as larger cities tend to have more crime. NeighborhoodScout has done just that. With a population of 25,415, Barstow has a combined rate of violent and property crime that is very high compared to other places of similar population size. Regardless of whether Barstow does well or poorly compared to all other cities and towns in the US of all sizes, compared to places with a similar population, it fares badly. Few other communities of this size have a crime rate as high as Barstow.

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

For Barstow, 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 Barstow is one in 92.

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 Barstow 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 Barstow is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Barstow, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 27, which is a rate of 37 per one thousand population.

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

Barstow Crime Data

 

Crime Index

4

(100 is safest)


Safer than 4% of U.S. Cities

Barstow Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

275

931

1,206

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

10.82

36.63

47.45

Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
10.82
4.4
National Median: 4
    Barstow
    California

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 92

in Barstow

1 in 227

in California

Barstow VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 25,415
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 3 11 69 192
Rate per 1,000 0.12 0.43 2.71 7.55

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
36.63
21.3
National Median: 19
    Barstow
    California

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 27

in Barstow

1 in 47

in California

Barstow Property CRIMES

Population: 25,415
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 348 396 187
Rate per 1,000 13.69 15.58 7.36

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

Barstow Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
29
77
National Median: 26.9
    Barstow
    California

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