Martinez, CA
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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 28 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 36. 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 68% 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 706.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Martinez's rate for property crime is 27 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 37.

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 151.

Martinez Crime Data

 
Crime Index

22

(100 is safest)


Safer than 22% of U.S. Cities

Martinez Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

54

1,020

1,074

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.42

26.75

28.16

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Martinez 1.42
California 4.26
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 706

in Martinez

1 in 235

in California
Martinez VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 38,137
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 4 24 26
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.10 0.63 0.68
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
Martinez 26.75
California 26.18
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 37

in Martinez

1 in 38

in California
Martinez Property CRIMES
Population: 38,137
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 165 602 253
Rate per 1,000 4.33 15.79 6.63
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

Martinez Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Martinez 82
California 90