San Bernardino, CA
Crime Rates



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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 2019 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2020 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2020 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 59 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 17. Within California, more than 98% 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.

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 215,784, San Bernardino has a combined rate of violent and property crime that is very high compared to other places of similar population size. Regardless of whether San Bernardino 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 San Bernardino.

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 66.

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 23, which is a rate of 44 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 102.

San Bernardino Crime Data

 

Crime Index

2

(100 is safest)


Safer than 2% of U.S. Cities

San Bernardino Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

3,288

9,438

12,726

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

15.24

43.74

58.98

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
San Bernardino 15.24
California 4.41

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 66

in San Bernardino

1 in 227

in California

San Bernardino VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 215,784
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 46 147 960 2,135
Rate per 1,000 0.21 0.68 4.45 9.89

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 328,239,523
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 16,425 139,815 267,988 821,182
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.43 0.82 2.50

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
San Bernardino 43.74
California 23.31

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 23

in San Bernardino

1 in 43

in California

San Bernardino Property CRIMES

Population: 215,784
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 2,161 5,171 2,106
Rate per 1,000 10.01 23.96 9.76

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 328,239,523
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,117,696 5,086,096 721,885
Rate per 1,000 3.41 15.50 2.20

San Bernardino Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
San Bernardino 213
California 83