Elk Grove, CA
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Elk Grove, 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 Elk Grove is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 25 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 Elk Grove is 1 in 40. Based on FBI crime data, Elk Grove is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to California, Elk Grove has a crime rate that is higher than 60% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

However, compared to other communities of similar population size, Elk Grove has a crime rate that is noticeably lower than the average. This means that for comparably sized cities all across America, Elk Grove is actually safer than most according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis of FBI crime data.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Elk Grove 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 Elk Grove.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Elk Grove 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 Elk Grove; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 283. This equates to a rate of 4 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Elk Grove's rate for property crime is 22 per one thousand population. This makes Elk Grove 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 Elk Grove is one in 46.

Importantly, we found that Elk Grove 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 Elk Grove is one in 283.

Elk Grove Crime Data

 

Crime Index

26

(100 is safest)


Safer than 26% of U.S. Cities

Elk Grove Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

589

3,635

4,224

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

3.53

21.78

25.31

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Elk Grove 3.53
California 4.26

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 283

in Elk Grove

1 in 235

in California

Elk Grove VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 166,913
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 1 33 106 449
Rate per 1,000 0.01 0.20 0.64 2.69

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
Elk Grove 21.78
California 26.18

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 46

in Elk Grove

1 in 38

in California

Elk Grove Property CRIMES

Population: 166,913
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 598 2,447 590
Rate per 1,000 3.58 14.66 3.53

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

Elk Grove Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Elk Grove 100
California 90