Blythe, CA
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With a crime rate of 49 per one thousand residents, Blythe 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 20. Within California, more than 94% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Blythe.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Blythe 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 Blythe; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 213. This equates to a rate of 5 per one thousand inhabitants.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Blythe is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Blythe, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 23, which is a rate of 44 per one thousand population.

Blythe Crime Data

 
Crime Index

6

(100 is safest)


Safer than 6% of U.S. Cities

Blythe Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

90

849

939

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

4.69

44.20

48.89

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Blythe 4.69
California 4.26
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 213

in Blythe

1 in 235

in California
Blythe VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 19,208
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 1 7 22 60
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.36 1.15 3.12
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
Blythe 44.20
California 26.18
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 23

in Blythe

1 in 38

in California
Blythe Property CRIMES
Population: 19,208
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 293 530 26
Rate per 1,000 15.25 27.59 1.35
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

Blythe Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Blythe 35
California 90