Temecula, CA
Crime Rates


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Temecula, CA crime analytics

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


(100 is safest)

Safer than 23% of U.S. Cities

Temecula Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

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
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
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)

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

Temecula 101
California 90