Ontario, CA
Crime Rates




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Ontario, 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 2016 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2017 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2017 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 Ontario is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 31 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 Ontario is 1 in 32. Based on FBI crime data, Ontario is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to California, Ontario has a crime rate that is higher than 76% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Ontario 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 Ontario; 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 Ontario's rate for property crime is 27 per one thousand population. This makes Ontario 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 Ontario is one in 37.

Importantly, we found that Ontario 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 Ontario is one in 161.

Ontario Crime Data

 

Crime Index

18

(100 is safest)


Safer than 18% of U.S. Cities

Ontario Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

604

4,733

5,337

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

3.49

27.32

30.81

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Ontario 3.49
California 4.45

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 287

in Ontario

1 in 225

in California

Ontario VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 173,212
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 8 32 227 337
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.18 1.31 1.95

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 323,127,513
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 17,250 130,603 332,198 803,007
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.40 1.03 2.49


Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Ontario 27.32
California 25.53

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 37

in Ontario

1 in 39

in California

Ontario Property CRIMES

Population: 173,212
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 888 2,772 1,073
Rate per 1,000 5.13 16.00 6.19

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 323,127,513
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,515,096 5,638,455 765,484
Rate per 1,000 4.69 17.45 2.37

Ontario Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Ontario 107
California 89