Wasco, CA
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The crime rate in Wasco 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 Wasco is 1 in 27. Based on FBI crime data, Wasco is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to California, Wasco has a crime rate that is higher than 85% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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

For Wasco, we found that the violent crime rate is one of the highest in the nation, across communities of all sizes (both large and small). Violent offenses tracked included rape, murder and non-negligent manslaughter, armed robbery, and aggravated assault, including assault with a deadly weapon. According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis of FBI reported crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of one of these crimes in Wasco is one in 135.

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

Importantly, we found that Wasco 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 Wasco is one in 157.

Wasco Crime Data

 
Crime Index

13

(100 is safest)


Safer than 13% of U.S. Cities

Wasco Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

194

768

962

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

7.38

29.22

36.61

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Wasco 7.38
California 4.26
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 135

in Wasco

1 in 235

in California
Wasco VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 26,279
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
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
Wasco 29.22
California 26.18
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 34

in Wasco

1 in 38

in California
Wasco Property CRIMES
Population: 26,279
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
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

Wasco Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Wasco 102
California 90