The table above illustrates an overview of the annual crime reported in Hayward, CA. These figures on reported criminal activity in Hayward, CA, based on a reported crime per 100,000 citizens, is shown in order to compare these rates across disparate categories. You will notice that the crimes collected here, for comparison purposes, have been separated between violent crimes and those involving or threatening property. According to the annual crime data, the crime rate in Hayward, CA is 5% higher than the average of the whole of the state of California, and when compared with the national average, is 12% higher than. When looking at violent crimes, Hayward, CA has 17% lower than violent crime rate than California average, while remaining 5% lower than the national average. In property crime, Hayward, CA is 9% higher than the average of California and is 15% higher than the national average.