Gonzales, CA
Crime Rates

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Gonzales, 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 2019 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2020 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2020 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 about Scout's Crime Data

Gonzales has an overall crime rate of 12 per 1,000 residents, making the crime rate here near the average for all cities and towns of all sizes in America. According to our analysis of FBI crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of crime in Gonzales is 1 in 86. How does Gonzales fare compared to other communities in California of all population sizes? Gonzales's crime rate is lower than approximately 83% of California communities.

However, compared to other communities of similar population size, Gonzales has a crime rate that is noticeably lower than the average. This means that for comparably sized cities all across America, Gonzales 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 Gonzales 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 Gonzales.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Gonzales 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 Gonzales; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 489. This equates to a rate of 2 per one thousand inhabitants.

Moreover, the rate of property crime in Gonzales; burglary, larceny ($50 or more), grand theft auto, and arson; is 10 per 1,000 residents. This is about average for all cities and towns in America of all population sizes.

Importantly, we found that Gonzales 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 Gonzales is one in 332.

Gonzales Crime Data


Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 53% of U.S. Cities

Gonzales Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Gonzales 2.05
California 4.41

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 489

in Gonzales

1 in 227

in California


Population: 8,306
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 1 4 12
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.12 0.48 1.44


Population: 328,239,523
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 16,425 139,815 267,988 821,182
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.43 0.82 2.50

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Gonzales 9.63
California 23.31

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 104

in Gonzales

1 in 43

in California

Gonzales Property CRIMES

Population: 8,306
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 12 43 25
Rate per 1,000 1.44 5.18 3.01

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 328,239,523
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,117,696 5,086,096 721,885
Rate per 1,000 3.41 15.50 2.20

Gonzales Crimes Per Square Mile

Gonzales 50
California 83

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