Pleasant Hill, CA
Crime Rates



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Pleasant Hill, 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

With a crime rate of 54 per one thousand residents, Pleasant Hill 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 19. Within California, more than 96% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Pleasant Hill.

Separately, it is always interesting and important to compare a city's crime rate with those of similarly sized communities - a fair comparison as larger cities tend to have more crime. NeighborhoodScout has done just that. With a population of 34,987, Pleasant Hill has a combined rate of violent and property crime that is very high compared to other places of similar population size. Regardless of whether Pleasant Hill does well or poorly compared to all other cities and towns in the US of all sizes, compared to places with a similar population, it fares badly. Few other communities of this size have a crime rate as high as Pleasant Hill.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Pleasant Hill 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 Pleasant Hill.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Pleasant Hill 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 Pleasant Hill; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 412. This equates to a rate of 2 per one thousand inhabitants.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Pleasant Hill is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Pleasant Hill, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 20, which is a rate of 51 per one thousand population.

Importantly, we found that Pleasant Hill 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 Pleasant Hill is one in 230.

Pleasant Hill Crime Data

 

Crime Index

4

(100 is safest)


Safer than 4% of U.S. Cities

Pleasant Hill Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

85

1,788

1,873

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

2.43

51.10

53.53

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Pleasant Hill 2.43
California 4.49

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 412

in Pleasant Hill

1 in 223

in California

Pleasant Hill VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 34,987
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 10 35 40
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.29 1.00 1.14

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
Pleasant Hill 51.10
California 24.97

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 20

in Pleasant Hill

1 in 40

in California

Pleasant Hill Property CRIMES

Population: 34,987
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 159 1,477 152
Rate per 1,000 4.54 42.22 4.34

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

Pleasant Hill Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Pleasant Hill 265
California 88