Brawley, CA
Crime Rates


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Brawley, CA crime analytics

With a crime rate of 43 per one thousand residents, Brawley 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 23. Within California, more than 91% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Brawley.

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

For Brawley, 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 Brawley is one in 177.

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

Brawley Crime Data

Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 9% of U.S. Cities

Brawley Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Brawley 5.64
California 4.26
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 177

in Brawley

1 in 235

in California
Population: 25,897
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 1 8 14 123
Rate per 1,000 0.04 0.31 0.54 4.75
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)

Brawley 37.30
California 26.18
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 27

in Brawley

1 in 38

in California
Brawley Property CRIMES
Population: 25,897
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 260 655 51
Rate per 1,000 10.04 25.29 1.97
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

Brawley Crimes Per Square Mile

Brawley 145
California 90