Crescent City, CA
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Crescent City, CA crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   Uniform Crime Reporting Program (Federal Bureau of Investigation), additional data from local police agencies.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2015 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2016 (latest available). Updated annually. Wheres 2016 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more

The crime rate in Crescent City is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 32 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 Crescent City is 1 in 32. Based on FBI crime data, Crescent City is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to California, Crescent City has a crime rate that is higher than 77% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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

For Crescent City, 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 Crescent City is one in 161.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Crescent City's rate for property crime is 26 per one thousand population. This makes Crescent City 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 Crescent City is one in 39.

Importantly, we found that Crescent City 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 Crescent City is one in 251.

Crescent City Crime Data


Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 17% of U.S. Cities

Crescent City Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crescent City 6.20
California 4.26

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 161

in Crescent City

1 in 235

in California


Population: 6,774
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 5 2 35
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.74 0.30 5.17


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)

Crescent City 25.54
California 26.18

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 39

in Crescent City

1 in 38

in California

Crescent City Property CRIMES

Population: 6,774
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 53 93 27
Rate per 1,000 7.82 13.73 3.99

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

Crescent City Crimes Per Square Mile

Crescent City 104
California 90

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