Sacramento, 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 2020 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2021 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2021 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 about Scout's Crime Data

With a crime rate of 36 per one thousand residents, Sacramento 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 28. Within California, more than 90% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Sacramento.

However, compared to other communities of similar population size, Sacramento has a crime rate that is noticeably lower than the average. This means that for comparably sized cities all across America, Sacramento is actually safer than most according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis of FBI crime data.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Sacramento 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 Sacramento.

For Sacramento, 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 Sacramento is one in 147.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Sacramento's rate for property crime is 29 per one thousand population. This makes Sacramento 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 Sacramento is one in 34.

Importantly, we found that Sacramento 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 Sacramento is one in 171.

Sacramento Crime Data

 

Crime Index

10

(100 is safest)


Safer than 10% of U.S. Cities

Sacramento Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

3,563

15,411

18,974

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

6.79

29.36

36.14

Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
6.79
4.4
National Median: 4
    Sacramento
    California

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 147

in Sacramento

1 in 227

in California

Sacramento VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 524,943
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 42 126 881 2,514
Rate per 1,000 0.08 0.24 1.68 4.79

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 331,449,281
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 21,570 126,430 243,600 921,505
Rate per 1,000 0.07 0.38 0.73 2.78

Property Crime

Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

100 75 50 25 0
29.36
21.3
National Median: 19
    Sacramento
    California

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 34

in Sacramento

1 in 47

in California

Sacramento Property CRIMES

Population: 524,943
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 2,888 9,460 3,063
Rate per 1,000 5.50 18.02 5.83

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 331,449,281
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,035,314 4,606,324 810,400
Rate per 1,000 3.12 13.90 2.45

Sacramento Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
190
77
National Median: 26.9
    Sacramento
    California