Hercules, CA
CRIME DATA & CRIME RATES




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Hercules, CA crime analytics


Hercules has an overall crime rate of 18 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 Hercules is 1 in 54. How does Hercules fare compared to other communities in California of all population sizes? Hercules's crime rate is lower than approximately 62% of California communities.

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

NeighborhoodScout's research shows that Hercules's violent crime rate is 1 per one thousand inhabitants, which is about average for all communities in America, across all population sizes. Violent crimes that are tracked and included in this rate are armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape (not statutory), and murder and non-negligent manslaughter. Roughly similar to the national average, our analysis shows that your chance of becoming a victim of violent crime in Hercules is one in 791.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Hercules's rate for property crime is 17 per one thousand population. This makes Hercules 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 Hercules is one in 58.

Importantly, we found that Hercules 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 Hercules is one in 291.

Hercules Crime Data

 
Crime Index

40

(100 is safest)


Safer than 40% of U.S. Cities

Hercules Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

32

435

467

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.26

17.18

18.45

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Hercules 1.26
California 4.26
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 791

in Hercules

1 in 235

in California
Hercules VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 25,314
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 1 1 13 17
Rate per 1,000 0.04 0.04 0.51 0.67
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
Hercules 17.18
California 26.18
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 58

in Hercules

1 in 38

in California
Hercules Property CRIMES
Population: 25,314
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 113 235 87
Rate per 1,000 4.46 9.28 3.44
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

Hercules Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Hercules 75
California 90