Los Banos, 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

The crime rate in Los Banos is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 27 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 Los Banos is 1 in 38. Based on FBI crime data, Los Banos is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to California, Los Banos has a crime rate that is higher than 74% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

Importantly, when you compare Los Banos to other communities of similar population, then Los Banos crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Los Banos does relative to all communities in America of all sizes, when NeighborhoodScout compared it to communities of similar population size, its crime rate per thousand residents stands out as higher than most.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Los Banos 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 Los Banos.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Los Banos 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 Los Banos; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 287. This equates to a rate of 3 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Los Banos's rate for property crime is 23 per one thousand population. This makes Los Banos 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 Los Banos is one in 43.

Importantly, we found that Los Banos 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 Los Banos is one in 206.

Los Banos Crime Data


Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 18% of U.S. Cities

Los Banos Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
National Median: 4
    Los Banos

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 287

in Los Banos

1 in 227

in California


Population: 41,036
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 2 12 36 93
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.29 0.88 2.27


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)

100 75 50 25 0
National Median: 21
    Los Banos

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 43

in Los Banos

1 in 43

in California

Los Banos Property CRIMES

Population: 41,036
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 231 520 199
Rate per 1,000 5.63 12.67 4.85

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

Los Banos Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
National Median: 28.3
    Los Banos

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