Carmel, CA
Crime Rates


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Carmel, CA crime analytics

The crime rate in Carmel is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 33 crimes per one thousand residents, it is not among the communities with the very highest crime rate. The chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime in Carmel is 1 in 30. Based on FBI crime data, Carmel is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to California, Carmel has a crime rate that is higher than 80% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Carmel 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 Carmel; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 390. This equates to a rate of 3 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Carmel's rate for property crime is 31 per one thousand population. This makes Carmel a place where there is an above average chance of becoming a victim of a property crime, when compared to all other communities in America of all population sizes. Property crimes are motor vehicle theft, arson, larceny, and burglary. Your chance of becoming a victim of any of these crimes in Carmel is one in 33.

Importantly, we found that Carmel 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 Carmel is one in 390.

Carmel Crime Data

Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 16% of U.S. Cities

Carmel Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Carmel 2.57
California 4.26
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 390

in Carmel

1 in 235

in California
Population: 3,897
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 2 0 8
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.51 0.00 2.05
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)

Carmel 30.54
California 26.18
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 33

in Carmel

1 in 38

in California
Carmel Property CRIMES
Population: 3,897
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 29 80 10
Rate per 1,000 7.44 20.53 2.57
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

Carmel Crimes Per Square Mile

Carmel 119
California 90