Willits, CA
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Willits, CA crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   Uniform Crime Reporting Program (Federal Bureau of Investigation), additional data from local police agencies.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2015 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2016 (latest available). Updated annually. Wheres 2016 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 Willits is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 29 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 Willits is 1 in 35. Based on FBI crime data, Willits is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to California, Willits has a crime rate that is higher than 70% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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

For Willits, 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 Willits is one in 74.

Moreover, the rate of property crime in Willits; burglary, larceny ($50 or more), grand theft auto, and arson; is 15 per 1,000 residents. This is about average for all cities and towns in America of all population sizes.

Importantly, we found that Willits 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 Willits is one in 211.

Willits Crime Data

 

Crime Index

21

(100 is safest)


Safer than 21% of U.S. Cities

Willits Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

66

73

139

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

13.58

15.02

28.59

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Willits 13.58
California 4.26

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 74

in Willits

1 in 235

in California

Willits VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 4,861
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 4 2 60
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.82 0.41 12.34

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
Willits 15.02
California 26.18

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 67

in Willits

1 in 38

in California

Willits Property CRIMES

Population: 4,861
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 15 35 23
Rate per 1,000 3.09 7.20 4.73

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

Willits Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Willits 50
California 90

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