Reported Annual Crime In El Centro

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleEl Centro/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime2,831n/a (estimate)6,4293,0452,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleEl Centro/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder1n/a2.34.84.9
Rape10n/a22.732.738.6
Robbery56n/a127.2135.0101.9
Assault97n/a220.3253.8237.8
Violent crime164n/a (estimate)372426373
Burglary493n/a1,119.6504.3491.4
Theft1,983n/a4,503.41,677.11,775.4
Vehicle theft191n/a433.8436.8220.2
Property crime2,667n/a (estimate)6,0572,6182,487
The table above offers a complete overview of all reported annual crimes in El Centro, CA. The total number of reported crimes in El Centro, CA is shown and for comparison purposes, each crime is also displayed based on the number of crimes per 100,000 people. The crimes are also broken down into two categories; violent crimes and property crimes. The table shows that the overall El Centro, CA crime rate is 111% higher than the California average and is 125% higher than the national average. Looking at violent crime specifically, El Centro, CA has a violent crime rate that is 13% lower than the California average and equal to the national average. For property crime, El Centro, CA is 131% higher than the California average and 144% higher than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in El Centro is 125% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 17.61 daily crimes that occur in El Centro.
  • El Centro is safer than 13% of the cities in the United States.
  • In El Centro you have a 1 in 16 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in El Centro has increased by 24%.

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Daily Crime In El Centro (per 100,000 people)

The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in El Centro, CA per 100,000 residents. Additionally, daily crime statistics are also listed for California as well as national figures. In El Centro, CA the total number of daily crimes is 2.11 times more than the California average and 2.25 times more than the national average. Violent crime statistics in El Centro, CA are 1.14 times less than the California average and 1.00 times less than the national average. Regarding crimes committed against personal property, El Centro, CA has a daily crime rate that is 2.31 times more than the California average and 2.44 times more than the daily national average.

How Safe is El Centro (higher is better)

How safe is El Centro, CA compared to other cities in California and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that El Centro, CA is safer than 13% of the cities in California and 13% 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 El Centro, CA. Overall, El Centro, CA is ranked below average compared to all other cities across the United States.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in El Centro

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in El Centro is 1 in 269
The chance of being a victim of property crime in El Centro is 1 in 17
The chance of being a victim of crime in El Centro is 1 in 16
Are you interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in El Centro, CA? Just look at the above illustrations to see what your chances are of becoming a victim of any crime, such as property crime or violent crime, in this city. In El Centro, CA, you have a 1 in 269 chance of falling victim to a violent crime, such as rape, robbery, assault, or even murder. In terms of property crime, your chances of being a victim are 1 in 17. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in El Centro, CA is 1 in 16.

Year Over Year Crime In El Centro (per 100,000 people)

Determining whether El Centro, CA is growing less or more safe for inhabitants is most easily done by comparing yearly crime rates. Graphs - like the one above - show crimes by crime type per 100,000 residents. They are displayed by crime types of violent, property, and total, in order to give a better overview of yearly crime rates. El Centro, CA has decreased by 3% in violent crimes. At the same time, property crime has increased by 26% year over year. Total crimes for El Centro, CA has increased by 24% in the same time frame.

El Centro police department

ItemEl CentroCaliforniaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)7251,506556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.63.63.3
There are a total of 72 El Centro police officers. This results in 1.6 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 54.3% less than the California average and 49.5% 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
Imperial, CA15,78229311340
Seeley, CA1,2142391,4701,709
Holtville, CA6,0672351,5681,804
Heber, CA4,2564432,7203,163
Brawley, CA25,4785613,6814,242
El Centro, CA43,2683726,0576,429

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Haltom City, TX43,2592873,0633,349
Belleville, IL43,2965603,9314,491
Blacksburg, VA43,2042502,3822,633
Jefferson City, MO43,1843763,1953,571
Freeport, NY43,1684111,7372,148
El Centro, CA43,2683726,0576,429
Source: The El Centro, 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.