King City, CA
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The crime rate in King City is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 21 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 King City is 1 in 48. Based on FBI crime data, King City is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to California, King City has a crime rate that is higher than 48% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

How does the crime rate in King City compare to similar sized communities across America? When NeighborhoodScout compared King City with other communities its size, we found that the crime rate was near the average for all other communities of similar size. So, whether King City'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 King City 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 King City.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in King City 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 King City; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 228. This equates to a rate of 4 per one thousand inhabitants.

Significantly, based on the number of murders reported by the FBI and the number of residents living in the city, NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that King City experiences one of the higher murder rates in the nation when compared with cities and towns for all sizes of population, from the largest to the smallest.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that King City's rate for property crime is 17 per one thousand population. This makes King City 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 King City is one in 60.

Importantly, we found that King City 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 King City is one in 207.

King City Crime Data

 
Crime Index

34

(100 is safest)


Safer than 34% of U.S. Cities

King City Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

61

231

292

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

4.39

16.62

21.00

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
King City 4.39
California 4.26
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 228

in King City

1 in 235

in California
King City VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 13,902
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 2 8 8 43
Rate per 1,000 0.14 0.58 0.58 3.09
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
King City 16.62
California 26.18
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 60

in King City

1 in 38

in California
King City Property CRIMES
Population: 13,902
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 51 113 67
Rate per 1,000 3.67 8.13 4.82
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

King City Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
King City 73
California 90

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