Delano, CA
Crime Rates


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Delano, CA crime analytics

The crime rate in Delano is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 30 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 Delano is 1 in 33. Based on FBI crime data, Delano is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to California, Delano has a crime rate that is higher than 75% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

How does the crime rate in Delano compare to similar sized communities across America? When NeighborhoodScout compared Delano with other communities its size, we found that the crime rate was near the average for all other communities of similar size. So, whether Delano's crime rate is high or low compared to all places in the US, when we control for population size and compare it to places that are similar in size, it is near the middle of the pack in crime rate; not much more or less dangerous, and about what we would expect from the statistics.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Delano 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 Delano.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Delano 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 Delano; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 241. This equates to a rate of 4 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Delano's rate for property crime is 26 per one thousand population. This makes Delano 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 Delano is one in 38.

Importantly, we found that Delano 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 Delano is one in 141.

Delano Crime Data

Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 19% of U.S. Cities

Delano Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Delano 4.15
California 4.26
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 241

in Delano

1 in 235

in California
Population: 52,733
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 4 9 52 154
Rate per 1,000 0.08 0.17 0.99 2.92
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)

Delano 26.34
California 26.18
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 38

in Delano

1 in 38

in California
Delano Property CRIMES
Population: 52,733
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 267 749 373
Rate per 1,000 5.06 14.20 7.07
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

Delano Crimes Per Square Mile

Delano 112
California 90