Salinas, CA
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Salinas, 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 2015 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2016 (latest available). Updated annually. Wheres 2016 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 Salinas is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 35 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 Salinas is 1 in 29. Based on FBI crime data, Salinas is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to California, Salinas has a crime rate that is higher than 82% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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

For Salinas, 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 Salinas is one in 143.

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 Salinas 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 Salinas's rate for property crime is 28 per one thousand population. This makes Salinas 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 Salinas is one in 36.

Importantly, we found that Salinas 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 Salinas is one in 76.

Salinas Crime Data

 

Crime Index

15

(100 is safest)


Safer than 15% of U.S. Cities

Salinas Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

1,102

4,336

5,438

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

7.00

27.55

34.55

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Salinas 7.00
California 4.26

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 143

in Salinas

1 in 235

in California

Salinas VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 157,380
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 40 78 369 615
Rate per 1,000 0.25 0.50 2.34 3.91

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
Salinas 27.55
California 26.18

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 36

in Salinas

1 in 38

in California

Salinas Property CRIMES

Population: 157,380
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 708 1,565 2,063
Rate per 1,000 4.50 9.94 13.11

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

Salinas Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Salinas 234
California 90