Chico, CA
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With a crime rate of 48 per one thousand residents, Chico 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 93% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Chico.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Chico 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 Chico; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 278. This equates to a rate of 4 per one thousand inhabitants.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Chico is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Chico, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 22, which is a rate of 45 per one thousand population.

Importantly, we found that Chico 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 Chico is one in 177.

Chico Crime Data

 

Crime Index

7

(100 is safest)


Safer than 7% of U.S. Cities

Chico Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

325

4,026

4,351

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

3.60

44.58

48.18

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Chico 3.60
California 4.26

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 278

in Chico

1 in 235

in California

Chico VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 90,316
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 2 62 88 173
Rate per 1,000 0.02 0.69 0.97 1.92

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
Chico 44.58
California 26.18

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 22

in Chico

1 in 38

in California

Chico Property CRIMES

Population: 90,316
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 655 2,860 511
Rate per 1,000 7.25 31.67 5.66

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

Chico Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Chico 131
California 90