Fullerton, CA
Crime Rates



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Fullerton, 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 2018 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2019 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2019 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 Fullerton 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 Fullerton is 1 in 33. Based on FBI crime data, Fullerton is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to California, Fullerton has a crime rate that is higher than 80% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Fullerton 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 Fullerton; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 413. This equates to a rate of 2 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Fullerton's rate for property crime is 28 per one thousand population. This makes Fullerton 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 Fullerton is one in 36.

Importantly, we found that Fullerton 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 Fullerton is one in 287.

Fullerton Crime Data

 

Crime Index

15

(100 is safest)


Safer than 15% of U.S. Cities

Fullerton Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

338

3,861

4,199

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

2.42

27.65

30.07

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Fullerton 2.42
California 4.47

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 413

in Fullerton

1 in 224

in California

Fullerton VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 139,640
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 3 70 107 158
Rate per 1,000 0.02 0.50 0.77 1.13

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 327,167,434
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 16,214 139,380 282,061 807,410
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.43 0.86 2.47

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Fullerton 27.65
California 23.80

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 36

in Fullerton

1 in 42

in California

Fullerton Property CRIMES

Population: 139,640
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 340 3,034 487
Rate per 1,000 2.43 21.73 3.49

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 327,167,434
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,230,149 5,217,055 748,841
Rate per 1,000 3.76 15.95 2.29

Fullerton Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Fullerton 188
California 85