Visalia, CA
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Visalia, CA crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2018 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2019 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2019 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 Visalia is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 36 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 28. 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 89% 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 297. This equates to a rate of 3 per one thousand inhabitants.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Visalia is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Visalia, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 31, which is a rate of 32 per one thousand population.

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 176.

Visalia Crime Data

 

Crime Index

10

(100 is safest)


Safer than 10% of U.S. Cities

Visalia Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

451

4,300

4,751

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

3.37

32.14

35.51

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Visalia 3.37
California 4.47

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 297

in Visalia

1 in 224

in California

Visalia VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 133,800
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 3 108 138 202
Rate per 1,000 0.02 0.81 1.03 1.51

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 327,167,434
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 16,214 139,380 282,061 807,410
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.43 0.86 2.47

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Visalia 32.14
California 23.80

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 31

in Visalia

1 in 42

in California

Visalia Property CRIMES

Population: 133,800
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 758 2,783 759
Rate per 1,000 5.67 20.80 5.67

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 327,167,434
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,230,149 5,217,055 748,841
Rate per 1,000 3.76 15.95 2.29

Visalia Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Visalia 131
California 85