Whittier, CA
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The crime rate in Whittier is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 32 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 Whittier is 1 in 31. Based on FBI crime data, Whittier is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to California, Whittier has a crime rate that is higher than 78% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

How does the crime rate in Whittier compare to similar sized communities across America? When NeighborhoodScout compared Whittier with other communities its size, we found that the crime rate was near the average for all other communities of similar size. So, whether Whittier's crime rate is high or low compared to all places in the US, when we control for population size and compare it to places that are similar in size, it is near the middle of the pack in crime rate; not much more or less dangerous, and about what we would expect from the statistics.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Whittier 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 Whittier.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Whittier 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 Whittier; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 357. This equates to a rate of 3 per one thousand inhabitants.

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

Importantly, we found that Whittier 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 Whittier is one in 207.

Whittier Crime Data

 

Crime Index

17

(100 is safest)


Safer than 17% of U.S. Cities

Whittier Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

245

2,550

2,795

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

2.80

29.16

31.97

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Whittier 2.80
California 4.26

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 357

in Whittier

1 in 235

in California

Whittier VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 87,438
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 1 18 93 133
Rate per 1,000 0.01 0.21 1.06 1.52

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
Whittier 29.16
California 26.18

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 34

in Whittier

1 in 38

in California

Whittier Property CRIMES

Population: 87,438
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 321 1,807 422
Rate per 1,000 3.67 20.67 4.83

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

Whittier Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Whittier 191
California 90