Visalia, CA
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The crime rate in Visalia is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 37 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 Visalia is 1 in 27. Based on FBI crime data, Visalia is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to California, Visalia has a crime rate that is higher than 85% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Visalia occurs at a rate higher than in most communities of all population sizes in America. The chance that a person will become a victim of a violent crime in Visalia; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 213. This equates to a rate of 5 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Visalia's rate for property crime is 32 per one thousand population. This makes Visalia 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 Visalia is one in 31.

Importantly, we found that Visalia 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 Visalia is one in 185.

Visalia Crime Data

 

Crime Index

13

(100 is safest)


Safer than 13% of U.S. Cities

Visalia Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

612

4,211

4,823

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

4.70

32.37

37.07

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Visalia 4.70
California 4.26

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 213

in Visalia

1 in 235

in California

Visalia VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 130,104
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 6 106 131 369
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.81 1.01 2.84

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
Visalia 32.37
California 26.18

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 31

in Visalia

1 in 38

in California

Visalia Property CRIMES

Population: 130,104
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 826 2,683 702
Rate per 1,000 6.35 20.62 5.40

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

Visalia Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Visalia 133
California 90