West Sacramento, CA
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West Sacramento, CA crime analytics


The crime rate in West Sacramento is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 34 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 West Sacramento is 1 in 30. Based on FBI crime data, West Sacramento is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to California, West Sacramento has a crime rate that is higher than 81% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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

For West Sacramento, 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 West Sacramento is one in 170.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that West Sacramento's rate for property crime is 28 per one thousand population. This makes West Sacramento 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 West Sacramento is one in 36.

Importantly, we found that West Sacramento 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 West Sacramento is one in 288.

West Sacramento Crime Data

 
Crime Index

15

(100 is safest)


Safer than 15% of U.S. Cities

West Sacramento Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

311

1,471

1,782

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

5.90

27.90

33.80

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
West Sacramento 5.90
California 4.26
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 170

in West Sacramento

1 in 235

in California
West Sacramento VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 52,721
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 2 21 90 198
Rate per 1,000 0.04 0.40 1.71 3.76
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
West Sacramento 27.90
California 26.18
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 36

in West Sacramento

1 in 38

in California
West Sacramento Property CRIMES
Population: 52,721
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 256 1,032 183
Rate per 1,000 4.86 19.57 3.47
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

West Sacramento Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
West Sacramento 78
California 90