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Crime Rates for California

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2020 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2021 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2021 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 about Scout's Crime Data

California Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

174,026

842,054

1,016,080

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

4.40

21.30

25.70

Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
4.40
National Median: 4
    California

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 227

in California

California VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 39,538,223
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 2,203 13,449 44,728 113,646
Rate per 1,000 0.06 0.34 1.13 2.87

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 331,449,281
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 21,570 126,430 243,600 921,505
Rate per 1,000 0.07 0.38 0.73 2.78

Property Crime

Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

100 75 50 25 0
21.30
National Median: 19
    California

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 47

in California

California Property CRIMES

Population: 39,538,223
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 145,529 528,202 168,323
Rate per 1,000 3.68 13.36 4.26

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 331,449,281
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,035,314 4,606,324 810,400
Rate per 1,000 3.12 13.90 2.45

Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
77
National Median: 26.9
    California