Reported Annual Crime In Berkeley

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleBerkeley/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime6,436n/a (estimate)5,3463,0452,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleBerkeley/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder1n/a0.84.84.9
Rape44n/a36.532.738.6
Robbery330n/a274.1135.0101.9
Assault155n/a128.8253.8237.8
Violent crime530n/a (estimate)440426373
Burglary1,090n/a905.4504.3491.4
Theft4,099n/a3,404.91,677.11,775.4
Vehicle theft717n/a595.6436.8220.2
Property crime5,906n/a (estimate)4,9062,6182,487
A comprehensive overview of any and all yearly reported crimes in Berkeley, CA is shown in the table above. In order to provide more clarity, the total number of crimes is shown as well as the amount of crimes committed per 100,000 people. The crimes indicated in the table are separated into two different categories. These categories are property crimes and violent crimes. According to the table, the overall crime rate is 76% higher than the average of crimes committed in California. It is also 87% higher than the national average. When it comes to violent crimes, Berkeley, CA shows a crime rate that is 3% higher than the California average. The crime rate is also 18% higher than the national average. When it comes to property crimes, Berkeley, CA is shown to be 87% higher than the California average and 97% higher than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Berkeley is 87% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 14.65 daily crimes that occur in Berkeley.
  • Berkeley is safer than 16% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Berkeley you have a 1 in 19 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Berkeley has increased by 14%.

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Daily Crime In Berkeley (per 100,000 people)

The illustration above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Berkeley, CA on a daily bases (per 100,000 people) to crimes committed throughout the state of California. A comparison to the average number of daily national crimes is displayed as well. According to the latest crime statistics, daily crimes in Berkeley, CA (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to California state wide, are 1.76 times more than the state average and 1.87 times more than than national statistics. Violent crimes committed in Berkeley, CA on a daily bases are 1.03 times more than than California average and 1.18 times more than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Berkeley, CA are 1.87 times more than the daily state average and 1.97 times more than the daily national numbers.

How Safe is Berkeley (higher is better)

How safe is Berkeley, CA compared to other cities in California and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Berkeley, CA is safer than 18% of the cities in California and 16% of the cities in the United States. These results are determined by analyzing all cities in California and across the US as a whole and determining how many total cities have a lower crime rate than Berkeley, CA. Overall, Berkeley, CA is ranked below average compared to all other cities across the United States.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Berkeley

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Berkeley is 1 in 228
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Berkeley is 1 in 21
The chance of being a victim of crime in Berkeley is 1 in 19
Have you ever worried about your odds of becoming a crime victim in Berkeley, CA? The above illustrations display your chances being the victim of property crimes, violent crimes, or either crime. In Berkeley, CA your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 228. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 21 chance of being the victim of a property crime such as vehicle theft, personal property theft, and burglary. Your overall risk of becoming a crime victim in Berkeley, CA is 1 in 19.

Year Over Year Crime In Berkeley (per 100,000 people)

An ideal indicator of whether Berkeley, CA is becoming a safer or more dangerous residential area or not is an analysis of the crime rate in the area from year to year. In the above illustration, the year to year crime rates are visualized per 100,000 people for property, violent, and total crime. Year to year rate of violent crime in Berkeley, CA has increased by 20% and the rate of property crime in Berkeley, CA has increased by 13%. The total crime rate in Berkeley, CA has increased by 14% year to year.

Berkeley police department

ItemBerkeleyCaliforniaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)26551,506556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.33.63.3
There are a total of 265 Berkeley police officers. This results in 2.3 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 36.2% less than the California average and 29.4% less than the National average.

Sex offenders in California

StateTotal offendersCalifornia /100KNational /100K
California68,119197222
There are a total of 68,119 sex offenders in California. This yields a total of 197 sex offenders in California per 100,000 residents which is 11% less than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Acalanes Ridge, CA1,22660367427
Castle Hill, CA1,22360367427
Shell Ridge, CA1,13960367427
Reliez Valley, CA3,67781499580
San Miguel, CA3,35581499580
Berkeley, CA115,6884404,9065,346

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Peoria, IL115,7186653,8324,497
Norman, OK115,5213662,5062,872
Ann Arbor, MI115,9851921,9912,183
El Monte, CA115,2433411,8162,157
Provo, UT114,8041332,0392,172
Berkeley, CA115,6884404,9065,346
Source: The Berkeley, CA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2015. The crime report encompasses more than 18,000 city and state law enforcement agencies reporting data on property and violent crimes. The uniform crime reports program represents approximately 309 million American residents, which results in 98% coverage of metropolitan statistical areas.