Sebastopol, CA
Crime Rates


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Sebastopol, CA crime analytics

The crime rate in Sebastopol is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 22 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 Sebastopol is 1 in 46. Based on FBI crime data, Sebastopol is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to California, Sebastopol has a crime rate that is higher than 50% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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

NeighborhoodScout's research shows that Sebastopol's violent crime rate is 1 per one thousand inhabitants, which is about average for all communities in America, across all population sizes. Violent crimes that are tracked and included in this rate are armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape (not statutory), and murder and non-negligent manslaughter. Roughly similar to the national average, our analysis shows that your chance of becoming a victim of violent crime in Sebastopol is one in 960.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Sebastopol's rate for property crime is 21 per one thousand population. This makes Sebastopol 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 Sebastopol is one in 48.

Sebastopol Crime Data

Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 32% of U.S. Cities

Sebastopol Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Sebastopol 1.04
California 4.26
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 960

in Sebastopol

1 in 235

in California
Population: 7,678
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 1 0 7
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.13 0.00 0.91
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)

Sebastopol 20.71
California 26.18
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 48

in Sebastopol

1 in 38

in California
Sebastopol Property CRIMES
Population: 7,678
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 27 118 14
Rate per 1,000 3.52 15.37 1.82
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

Sebastopol Crimes Per Square Mile

Sebastopol 90
California 90