Grass Valley, CA
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Grass Valley, CA crime analytics


With a crime rate of 61 per one thousand residents, Grass Valley 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 16. Within California, more than 98% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Grass Valley.

Separately, it is always interesting and important to compare a city's crime rate with those of similarly sized communities - a fair comparison as larger cities tend to have more crime. NeighborhoodScout has done just that. With a population of 12,944, Grass Valley has a combined rate of violent and property crime that is very high compared to other places of similar population size. Regardless of whether Grass Valley does well or poorly compared to all other cities and towns in the US of all sizes, compared to places with a similar population, it fares badly. Few other communities of this size have a crime rate as high as Grass Valley.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Grass Valley 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 Grass Valley.

For Grass Valley, 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 Grass Valley is one in 113.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Grass Valley is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Grass Valley, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 19, which is a rate of 52 per one thousand population.

Importantly, we found that Grass Valley 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 Grass Valley is one in 190.

Grass Valley Crime Data

 

Crime Index

3

(100 is safest)


Safer than 3% of U.S. Cities

Grass Valley Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

115

676

791

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

8.88

52.22

61.11

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Grass Valley 8.88
California 4.26

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 113

in Grass Valley

1 in 235

in California

Grass Valley VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 12,944
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 3 9 103
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.23 0.70 7.96

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
Grass Valley 52.22
California 26.18

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 19

in Grass Valley

1 in 38

in California

Grass Valley Property CRIMES

Population: 12,944
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 123 485 68
Rate per 1,000 9.50 37.47 5.25

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

Grass Valley Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Grass Valley 167
California 90