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San Bernardino, 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 2022 calendar year; released from FBI in Oct. 2023 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2023 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 44 per one thousand residents, San Bernardino 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 23. Within California, more than 94% of the communities have a lower crime rate than San Bernardino. In fact, after researching dangerous places to live, NeighborhoodScout found San Bernardino to be one of the top 100 most dangerous cities in the U.S.A.

Importantly, when you compare San Bernardino to other communities of similar population, then San Bernardino crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how San Bernardino does relative to all communities in America of all sizes, when NeighborhoodScout compared it to communities of similar population size, its crime rate per thousand residents stands out as higher than most.

Now let us turn to take a look at how San Bernardino 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 San Bernardino.

For San Bernardino, 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 San Bernardino is one in 79.

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 San Bernardino 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.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in San Bernardino is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In San Bernardino, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 32, which is a rate of 31 per one thousand population.

Importantly, we found that San Bernardino 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 San Bernardino is one in 125.

San Bernardino Crime Data

total Crime Index

4

(100 is safest)


Safer than 4% of U.S. neighborhoods.

San Bernardino Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

2,780

6,868

9,648

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

12.62

31.17

43.79

Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
12.62
4.99
National Median: 4
    San Bernardino
    California

Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 79

in San Bernardino

1 in 200

in California

San Bernardino Violent Crimes

Population: 220,328
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 72 119 720 1,869
Rate per 1,000 0.33 0.54 3.27 8.48

United States Violent Crimes

Population: 333,287,557
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 21,156 133,294 220,450 893,980
Rate per 1,000 0.06 0.40 0.66 2.68

Property Crime

Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

100 75 50 25 0
31.17
23.43
National Median: 20
    San Bernardino
    California

Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 32

in San Bernardino

1 in 43

in California

Property Crimes

Population: 220,328
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,312 3,795 1,761
Rate per 1,000 5.95 17.22 7.99

United States Property Crimes

Population: 333,287,557
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 899,293 4,672,363 942,173
Rate per 1,000 2.70 14.02 2.83

San Bernardino Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
162
84
National Median: 27.0
    San Bernardino
    California