Stockton, CA
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Stockton, CA crime analytics


With a crime rate of 58 per one thousand residents, Stockton 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 97% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Stockton. In fact, after researching dangerous places to live, NeighborhoodScout found Stockton to be one of the top 100 most dangerous cities in the U.S.A.

Importantly, when you compare Stockton to other communities of similar population, then Stockton crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Stockton 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 Stockton 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 Stockton.

For Stockton, 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 Stockton is one in 74.

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 Stockton 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 Stockton is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Stockton, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 22, which is a rate of 45 per one thousand population.

Importantly, we found that Stockton 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 Stockton is one in 136.

Stockton Crime Data

 

Crime Index

4

(100 is safest)


Safer than 4% of U.S. Cities

Stockton Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

4,138

13,617

17,755

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

13.54

44.55

58.09

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Stockton 13.54
California 4.26

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 74

in Stockton

1 in 235

in California

Stockton VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 305,658
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 49 135 1,149 2,805
Rate per 1,000 0.16 0.44 3.76 9.18

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
Stockton 44.55
California 26.18

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 22

in Stockton

1 in 38

in California

Stockton Property CRIMES

Population: 305,658
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 3,016 8,356 2,245
Rate per 1,000 9.87 27.34 7.34

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

Stockton Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Stockton 274
California 90