Sacramento, CA
Crime Rates



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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 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 39 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 25. Within California, more than 90% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Sacramento.

How does the crime rate in Sacramento compare to similar sized communities across America? When NeighborhoodScout compared Sacramento with other communities its size, we found that the crime rate was near the average for all other communities of similar size. So, whether Sacramento'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 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 33 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 31.

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 144.

Sacramento Crime Data

 

Crime Index

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(100 is safest)


Safer than 10% of U.S. Cities

Sacramento Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

3,403

16,419

19,822

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

6.78

32.71

39.49

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Sacramento 6.78
California 4.49

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 147

in Sacramento

1 in 223

in California

Sacramento VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 501,901
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 39 101 1,106 2,157
Rate per 1,000 0.08 0.20 2.20 4.30

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
Sacramento 32.71
California 24.97

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 31

in Sacramento

1 in 40

in California

Sacramento Property CRIMES

Population: 501,901
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 2,954 9,984 3,481
Rate per 1,000 5.89 19.89 6.94

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

Sacramento Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Sacramento 198
California 88