Fresno, CA
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Fresno, CA crime analytics


With a crime rate of 48 per one thousand residents, Fresno has one of the highest crime rates in America compared to all communities of all sizes - from the smallest towns to the very largest cities. One's chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime here is one in 21. Within California, more than 94% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Fresno.

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

For Fresno, we found that the violent crime rate is one of the highest in the nation, across communities of all sizes (both large and small). Violent offenses tracked included rape, murder and non-negligent manslaughter, armed robbery, and aggravated assault, including assault with a deadly weapon. According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis of FBI reported crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of one of these crimes in Fresno is one in 175.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Fresno is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Fresno, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 23, which is a rate of 43 per one thousand population.

Importantly, we found that Fresno 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 Fresno is one in 167.

Fresno Crime Data

 

Crime Index

7

(100 is safest)


Safer than 7% of U.S. Cities

Fresno Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

2,970

22,210

25,180

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

5.71

42.71

48.42

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Fresno 5.71
California 4.26

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 175

in Fresno

1 in 235

in California

Fresno VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 520,052
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 39 170 1,017 1,744
Rate per 1,000 0.07 0.33 1.96 3.35

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
Fresno 42.71
California 26.18

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 23

in Fresno

1 in 38

in California

Fresno Property CRIMES

Population: 520,052
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 4,501 14,589 3,120
Rate per 1,000 8.65 28.05 6.00

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

Fresno Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Fresno 224
California 90