Hayward, CA Crime Rates & Statistics

Reported Annual Crime In Hayward

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleHayward/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime5,433n/a (estimate)3,5993,0603,099
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleHayward/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder5n/a355
Rape33n/a222525
Robbery333n/a221140109
Assault218n/a144232229
Violent crime589n/a (estimate)390402368
Burglary1,051n/a696605610
Theft2,122n/a1,4061,6221,899
Vehicle theft1,671n/a1,107431221
Property crime4,844n/a (estimate)3,2092,6582,731

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 17% higher than the average of the whole of the state of California, and when compared with the national average, is 16% higher than. When looking at violent crimes, Hayward, CA has 2% lower than violent crime rate than California average, while remaining 6% higher than the national average. In property crime, Hayward, CA is 20% higher than the average of California and is 17% higher than the national average.

The overall crime rate in Hayward is 16% higher than than the national average.
For every 100,000 people, there are 9.86 daily crimes that occur in Hayward.
Hayward is safer than 24% of the cities in the United States.
In Hayward you have a 1 in 28 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
The number of total year over year crimes in Hayward has decreased by 1%.

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Daily Crime In Hayward (per 100,000 people)

The illustration above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Hayward, 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 Hayward, CA (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to California state wide, are 1.18 times more than than the state average and 1.16 times more than than national statistics. Violent crimes committed in Hayward, CA on a daily bases are 1.03 times less than than California average and 1.06 times more than than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Hayward, CA are 1.21 times more than than the daily state average and 1.18 times more than than the daily national numbers.

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How Safe is Hayward (higher is better)

How safe is Hayward, CA compared to other cities in California and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Hayward, CA is safer than 26% of the cities in California and 24% 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 Hayward, CA. Overall, Hayward, CA is ranked below average compared to all other cities across the United States.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Hayward

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Hayward is 1 in 257
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Hayward is 1 in 32
The chance of being a victim of crime in Hayward is 1 in 28

Do you want to know the risk of being victimized by a crime in Hayward, CA? Displayed here are the statistics showing how likely you are to become a victim of a crime of violence, crime against your property, or any other crime. If you are in Hayward, CA, then there is a 1 in 257 risk that you will experience a violent crime against you. These types of crimes may include homicide, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Your risk of being a victim of property crime is 1 in 32. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 28 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Hayward, CA.

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

An ideal indicator of whether Hayward, 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 Hayward, CA has decreased by 6% and the rate of property crime in Hayward, CA has decreased by 1%. The total crime rate in Hayward, CA has decreased by 1% year to year.

Nearby cities with low crime rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Castle Hill, CA1,21860602662
Diablo, CA1,21160602662
Camino Tassajara, CA1,90860602662
Norris Canyon, CA1,01360602662
Moraga, CA16,16766900966
Hayward, CA145,1653903,2093,599

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Torrance, CA145,4431271,8882,015
Kansas City, KS145,6054954,8965,392
Syracuse, NY144,7038294,5005,329
Paterson, NJ145,6551,0722,8273,898
Bridgeport, CT144,4469503,0353,985
Hayward, CA145,1653903,2093,599

Hayward police department

ItemHaywardCaliforniaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)28251,506504,711
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.93.63.3

There are a total of 282 Hayward police officers. This results in 1.9 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 47% less than the California average and 41.4% 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.

Source: The crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2013. 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.