Downey, CA
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Downey, 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 Downey is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 29 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 35. 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 70% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

How does the crime rate in Downey compare to similar sized communities across America? When NeighborhoodScout compared Downey with other communities its size, we found that the crime rate was near the average for all other communities of similar size. So, whether Downey'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 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 332. This equates to a rate of 3 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Downey's rate for property crime is 26 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 39.

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 142.

Downey Crime Data

 

Crime Index

21

(100 is safest)


Safer than 21% of U.S. Cities

Downey Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

344

2,917

3,261

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

3.01

25.54

28.55

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Downey 3.01
California 4.26

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 332

in Downey

1 in 235

in California

Downey VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 114,219
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 7 23 177 137
Rate per 1,000 0.06 0.20 1.55 1.20

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
Downey 25.54
California 26.18

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 39

in Downey

1 in 38

in California

Downey Property CRIMES

Population: 114,219
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 516 1,599 802
Rate per 1,000 4.52 14.00 7.02

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

Downey Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Downey 259
California 90