Reported Annual Crime In Eureka

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleEureka/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,967n/a (estimate)7,3243,0452,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleEureka/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder3n/a11.24.84.9
Rape23n/a85.632.738.6
Robbery58n/a216.0135.0101.9
Assault82n/a305.3253.8237.8
Violent crime166n/a (estimate)618426373
Burglary335n/a1,247.3504.3491.4
Theft1,272n/a4,736.01,677.11,775.4
Vehicle theft194n/a722.3436.8220.2
Property crime1,801n/a (estimate)6,7062,6182,487
The table above offers a complete overview of all reported annual crimes in Eureka, CA. The total number of reported crimes in Eureka, 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 Eureka, CA crime rate is 141% higher than the California average and is 156% higher than the national average. Looking at violent crime specifically, Eureka, CA has a violent crime rate that is 45% higher than the California average and 66% higher than the national average. For property crime, Eureka, CA is 156% higher than the California average and 170% higher than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Eureka is 156% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 20.06 daily crimes that occur in Eureka.
  • Eureka is safer than 7% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Eureka you have a 1 in 14 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Eureka has decreased by 15%.

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Daily Crime In Eureka (per 100,000 people)

The illustration above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Eureka, 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 Eureka, CA (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to California state wide, are 2.41 times more than the state average and 2.56 times more than than national statistics. Violent crimes committed in Eureka, CA on a daily bases are 1.45 times more than than California average and 1.66 times more than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Eureka, CA are 2.56 times more than the daily state average and 2.70 times more than the daily national numbers.

How Safe is Eureka (higher is better)

Compared to the other cities in California and cities in all other U.S. states, how safe is Eureka, CA? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Eureka, CA has been ranked safer than 7% of other cities in the state of California. In addition, Eureka, CA is safer than 7% of cities in the entire United States. To achieve these results, all California and United States cities were analyzed to determine how many locations had a lower crime rate than Eureka, CA. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Eureka, CA is below average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Eureka

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Eureka is 1 in 162
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Eureka is 1 in 15
The chance of being a victim of crime in Eureka is 1 in 14
Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Eureka, CA? The graphics above display the likelihood of becoming victimized by an illegal act such as a crime including violence or property damage. If you reside in Eureka, CA, the likelihood that you will suffer a violent crime is 1 in 162. These sorts of violent crimes include murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Illegal actions against property are represented by a likelihood of 1 in 15 that you become a victim. These sorts of crimes against personal property include burglary, theft, and auto theft. In total, the likelihood of being victimized by a crime in Eureka, CA is 1 in 14.

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

The year over year crime rate for Eureka, CA is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining whether living in Eureka, CA has become a safer or more dangerous place to live. For example, the above graph shows the year over year crime rate for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have increased by 14% in Eureka, CA, while property crimes in Eureka, CA have decreased by 17%. Crimes in total for Eureka, CA have decreased by 15% year over year.

Eureka police department

ItemEurekaCaliforniaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)7651,506556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.83.63.3
There are a total of 76 Eureka police officers. This results in 2.8 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 23.4% less than the California average and 15.3% 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
Ferndale, CA1,45673881954
Blue Lake, CA1,2581791,1021,282
Bayview, CA2,0251901,1661,355
Pine Hills, CA3,1602101,2931,504
Cutten, CA3,1172201,3551,575
Eureka, CA27,0396186,7067,324

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Thomasville, NC27,0423924,3024,694
Short Pump, VA27,0341131,0771,190
Winchester, VA27,0312593,7203,979
Mount Juliet, TN27,0531671,9082,075
Westport, CT27,055229911,013
Eureka, CA27,0396186,7067,324
Source: The Eureka, 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.