Martinez, CA
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Martinez, 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 2017 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2018 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2018 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

The crime rate in Martinez is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 19 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 Martinez is 1 in 53. Based on FBI crime data, Martinez is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to California, Martinez has a crime rate that is higher than 44% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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

NeighborhoodScout's research shows that Martinez'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 Martinez is one in 673.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Martinez's rate for property crime is 18 per one thousand population. This makes Martinez 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 Martinez is one in 57.

Importantly, we found that Martinez 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 Martinez is one in 155.

Martinez Crime Data

 

Crime Index

35

(100 is safest)


Safer than 35% of U.S. Cities

Martinez Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

57

673

730

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.49

17.54

19.02

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Martinez 1.49
California 4.49

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 673

in Martinez

1 in 223

in California

Martinez VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 38,373
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 7 21 29
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.18 0.55 0.76

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 325,719,178
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 17,284 135,755 319,356 810,825
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.42 0.98 2.49

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Martinez 17.54
California 24.97

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 57

in Martinez

1 in 40

in California

Martinez Property CRIMES

Population: 38,373
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 79 347 247
Rate per 1,000 2.06 9.04 6.44

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 325,719,178
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,401,840 5,519,107 773,139
Rate per 1,000 4.30 16.94 2.37

Martinez Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Martinez 56
California 88