Reported Annual Crime In Merced

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleMerced/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime3,523n/a (estimate)4,2753,0452,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleMerced/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder11n/a13.34.84.9
Rape31n/a37.632.738.6
Robbery151n/a183.2135.0101.9
Assault570n/a691.7253.8237.8
Violent crime763n/a (estimate)926426373
Burglary588n/a713.5504.3491.4
Theft1,608n/a1,951.21,677.11,775.4
Vehicle theft564n/a684.4436.8220.2
Property crime2,760n/a (estimate)3,3492,6182,487
A comprehensive overview of any and all yearly reported crimes in Merced, 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 40% higher than the average of crimes committed in California. It is also 49% higher than the national average. When it comes to violent crimes, Merced, CA shows a crime rate that is 117% higher than the California average. The crime rate is also 148% higher than the national average. When it comes to property crimes, Merced, CA is shown to be 28% higher than the California average and 35% higher than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Merced is 49% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 11.71 daily crimes that occur in Merced.
  • Merced is safer than 5% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Merced you have a 1 in 24 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Merced has increased by 9%.

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Daily Crime In Merced (per 100,000 people)

The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Merced, CA per 100,000 people. For comparison purposes, the number of daily crimes is also reported for California and on a national level. In Merced, CA the total number of daily crimes is 1.40 times more than the California average and 1.49 times more than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Merced, CA is 2.17 times more than the California average and 2.48 times more than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Merced, CA has a daily crime rate that is 1.28 times more than the California average and 1.35 times more than the national average.

How Safe is Merced (higher is better)

How safe is Merced, CA compared to other cities in California and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Merced, CA is safer than 4% of the cities in California and 5% 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 Merced, CA. Overall, Merced, CA is ranked below average compared to all other cities across the United States.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Merced

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Merced is 1 in 109
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Merced is 1 in 30
The chance of being a victim of crime in Merced is 1 in 24
Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Merced, 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 Merced, CA, the likelihood that you will suffer a violent crime is 1 in 109. 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 30 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 Merced, CA is 1 in 24.

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

An ideal indicator of whether Merced, 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 Merced, CA has increased by 32% and the rate of property crime in Merced, CA has increased by 4%. The total crime rate in Merced, CA has increased by 9% year to year.

Merced police department

ItemMercedCaliforniaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)11151,506556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.43.63.3
There are a total of 111 Merced police officers. This results in 1.4 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 62.1% less than the California average and 58% 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
Le Grand, CA1,8232391,4701,709
McSwain, CA4,5312601,5981,858
Chowchilla, CA18,4113901,7342,124
Livingston, CA13,4614142,5702,984
Planada, CA4,4654432,7203,163
Merced, CA80,4909263,3494,275

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Mission, TX80,5381022,4242,525
Cranston, RI80,6801401,7651,906
Farmington Hills, MI80,682921,1421,234
Parma, OH80,699991,2891,388
Chino, CA80,8102562,4762,732
Merced, CA80,4909263,3494,275
Source: The Merced, 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.