Walnut Creek, CA
CRIME DATA & CRIME RATES




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Walnut Creek, CA crime analytics


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 40 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 25. 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 89% 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 1 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 725.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Walnut Creek is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Walnut Creek, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 26, which is a rate of 39 per one thousand population.

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 232.

Walnut Creek Crime Data

 
Crime Index

11

(100 is safest)


Safer than 11% of U.S. Cities

Walnut Creek Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

95

2,657

2,752

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.38

38.56

39.94

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Walnut Creek 1.38
California 4.26
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 725

in Walnut Creek

1 in 235

in California
Walnut Creek VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 68,910
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 1 2 31 61
Rate per 1,000 0.01 0.03 0.45 0.89
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
Walnut Creek 38.56
California 26.18
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 26

in Walnut Creek

1 in 38

in California
Walnut Creek Property CRIMES
Population: 68,910
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 343 2,017 297
Rate per 1,000 4.98 29.27 4.31
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

Walnut Creek Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Walnut Creek 139
California 90