Colton, CA
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The crime rate in Colton is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 35 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 Colton is 1 in 29. Based on FBI crime data, Colton is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to California, Colton has a crime rate that is higher than 82% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Colton 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 Colton; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 295. This equates to a rate of 3 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Colton's rate for property crime is 31 per one thousand population. This makes Colton 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 Colton is one in 32.

Importantly, we found that Colton 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 Colton is one in 117.

Colton Crime Data

 

Crime Index

15

(100 is safest)


Safer than 15% of U.S. Cities

Colton Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

185

1,720

1,905

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

3.39

31.49

34.88

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Colton 3.39
California 4.26

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 295

in Colton

1 in 235

in California

Colton VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 54,621
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 3 11 77 94
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.20 1.41 1.72

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
Colton 31.49
California 26.18

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 32

in Colton

1 in 38

in California

Colton Property CRIMES

Population: 54,621
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 362 892 466
Rate per 1,000 6.63 16.33 8.53

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

Colton Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Colton 119
California 90