Walnut Creek, CA
Crime Rates



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Walnut Creek, 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 2017 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2018 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2018 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 Walnut Creek 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 Walnut Creek is 1 in 28. Based on FBI crime data, Walnut Creek is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to California, Walnut Creek has a crime rate that is higher than 87% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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

NeighborhoodScout's research shows that Walnut Creek's violent crime rate is 2 per one thousand inhabitants, which is about average for all communities in America, across all population sizes. Violent crimes that are tracked and included in this rate are armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape (not statutory), and murder and non-negligent manslaughter. Roughly similar to the national average, our analysis shows that your chance of becoming a victim of violent crime in Walnut Creek is one in 634.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Walnut Creek's rate for property crime is 34 per one thousand population. This makes Walnut Creek 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 Walnut Creek is one in 29.

Importantly, we found that Walnut Creek 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 Walnut Creek is one in 298.

Walnut Creek Crime Data

 

Crime Index

12

(100 is safest)


Safer than 12% of U.S. Cities

Walnut Creek Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

110

2,401

2,511

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.58

34.41

35.99

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Walnut Creek 1.58
California 4.49

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 634

in Walnut Creek

1 in 223

in California

Walnut Creek VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 69,773
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 1 2 41 66
Rate per 1,000 0.01 0.03 0.59 0.95

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 325,719,178
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 17,284 135,755 319,356 810,825
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.42 0.98 2.49

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Walnut Creek 34.41
California 24.97

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 29

in Walnut Creek

1 in 40

in California

Walnut Creek Property CRIMES

Population: 69,773
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 244 1,923 234
Rate per 1,000 3.50 27.56 3.35

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 325,719,178
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,401,840 5,519,107 773,139
Rate per 1,000 4.30 16.94 2.37

Walnut Creek Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Walnut Creek 127
California 88