Temecula, CA
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Temecula, CA crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   Uniform Crime Reporting Program (Federal Bureau of Investigation), additional data from local police agencies.

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 Temecula is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 27 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 Temecula is 1 in 37. Based on FBI crime data, Temecula is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to California, Temecula has a crime rate that is higher than 66% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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

For Temecula, NeighborhoodScout found that the violent crime rate is well below the national average for all communities of all population sizes. Violent crimes such as assault, rape, murder and armed robbery happen less often in Temecula than in most of America. One's chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime here is one in 974, which is a violent crime rate of 1 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Temecula's rate for property crime is 26 per one thousand population. This makes Temecula 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 Temecula is one in 38.

Importantly, we found that Temecula 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 Temecula is one in 324.

Temecula Crime Data

 

Crime Index

23

(100 is safest)


Safer than 23% of U.S. Cities

Temecula Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

115

2,927

3,042

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.03

26.13

27.16

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Temecula 1.03
California 4.26

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 974

in Temecula

1 in 235

in California

Temecula VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 112,011
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 1 8 47 59
Rate per 1,000 0.01 0.07 0.42 0.53

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
Temecula 26.13
California 26.18

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 38

in Temecula

1 in 38

in California

Temecula Property CRIMES

Population: 112,011
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 460 2,121 346
Rate per 1,000 4.11 18.94 3.09

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

Temecula Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Temecula 101
California 90