Downey, CA
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Downey, CA crime analytics

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 2016 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2017 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2017 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 Downey is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 33 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 Downey is 1 in 30. Based on FBI crime data, Downey is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to California, Downey has a crime rate that is higher than 81% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Downey 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 Downey; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 297. This equates to a rate of 3 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Downey's rate for property crime is 30 per one thousand population. This makes Downey 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 Downey is one in 33.

Importantly, we found that Downey 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 Downey is one in 146.

Downey Crime Data

 

Crime Index

15

(100 is safest)


Safer than 15% of U.S. Cities

Downey Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

382

3,395

3,777

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

3.37

29.97

33.35

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Downey 3.37
California 4.45

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 297

in Downey

1 in 225

in California

Downey VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 113,267
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 1 22 193 166
Rate per 1,000 0.01 0.19 1.70 1.47

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 323,127,513
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 17,250 130,603 332,198 803,007
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.40 1.03 2.49

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Downey 29.97
California 25.53

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 33

in Downey

1 in 39

in California

Downey Property CRIMES

Population: 113,267
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 529 2,089 777
Rate per 1,000 4.67 18.44 6.86

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 323,127,513
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,515,096 5,638,455 765,484
Rate per 1,000 4.69 17.45 2.37

Downey Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Downey 301
California 89