Gonzales, CA
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The crime rate in Gonzales is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 20 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 Gonzales is 1 in 50. Based on FBI crime data, Gonzales is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to California, Gonzales has a crime rate that is higher than 46% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

How does the crime rate in Gonzales compare to similar sized communities across America? When NeighborhoodScout compared Gonzales with other communities its size, we found that the crime rate was near the average for all other communities of similar size. So, whether Gonzales'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 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 217. This equates to a rate of 5 per one thousand inhabitants.

Moreover, the rate of property crime in Gonzales; burglary, larceny ($50 or more), grand theft auto, and arson; is 16 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 212.

Gonzales Crime Data

 
Crime Index

36

(100 is safest)


Safer than 36% of U.S. Cities

Gonzales Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

39

132

171

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

4.60

15.58

20.18

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Gonzales 4.60
California 4.26
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 217

in Gonzales

1 in 235

in California
Gonzales VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 8,473
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 2 4 33
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.24 0.47 3.89
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
Gonzales 15.58
California 26.18
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 64

in Gonzales

1 in 38

in California
Gonzales Property CRIMES
Population: 8,473
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 34 58 40
Rate per 1,000 4.01 6.85 4.72
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

Gonzales Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Gonzales 87
California 90

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