Merced, CA
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With a crime rate of 44 per one thousand residents, Merced has one of the highest crime rates in America compared to all communities of all sizes - from the smallest towns to the very largest cities. One's chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime here is one in 23. Within California, more than 92% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Merced.

Importantly, when you compare Merced to other communities of similar population, then Merced crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Merced 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 Merced 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 Merced.

For Merced, we found that the violent crime rate is one of the highest in the nation, across communities of all sizes (both large and small). Violent offenses tracked included rape, murder and non-negligent manslaughter, armed robbery, and aggravated assault, including assault with a deadly weapon. According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis of FBI reported crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of one of these crimes in Merced is one in 108.

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 Merced 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 Merced's rate for property crime is 35 per one thousand population. This makes Merced 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 Merced is one in 28.

Importantly, we found that Merced 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 Merced is one in 122.

Merced Crime Data

 

Crime Index

8

(100 is safest)


Safer than 8% of U.S. Cities

Merced Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

763

2,898

3,661

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

9.26

35.15

44.41

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Merced 9.26
California 4.26

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 108

in Merced

1 in 235

in California

Merced VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 82,436
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 11 31 151 570
Rate per 1,000 0.13 0.38 1.83 6.91

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
Merced 35.15
California 26.18

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 28

in Merced

1 in 38

in California

Merced Property CRIMES

Population: 82,436
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 588 1,635 675
Rate per 1,000 7.13 19.83 8.19

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

Merced Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Merced 157
California 90