Reported Annual Crime In Salinas

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSalinas/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime5,747n/a (estimate)3,6212,9982,837
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSalinas/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder35n/a22.14.95.3
Rape86n/a54.234.940.4
Robbery325n/a204.8139.6102.8
Assault559n/a352.2265.9248.5
Violent crime1,005n/a (estimate)633445386
Burglary695n/a437.9479.8468.9
Theft2,484n/a1,564.91,623.01,745.0
Vehicle theft1,563n/a984.7450.3236.9
Property crime4,742n/a (estimate)2,9872,5532,451
A general overview of all the annual reported crimes in Salinas, CA is displayed above. The data has been arranged to make it easier to find both the gross total of reported crimes and the number of crimes reported per 100,000 people in Salinas, CA. These statistics are further divided into two distinct categories (violent crimes and property crimes) to provide more insight to how prevalent crime is in the area. You'll find that the rate of crime in Salinas, CA averages 21% higher than the rest of California while the rate of crime on a national scale is 28% higher than. You'll find that the occurrence of violent crime in Salinas, CA is 42% higher than the average rate of crime in California and 64% higher than the rest of the nation. Similarly, crime involving property stands 17% higher than the remainder of the state of California and 22% higher than the nation's average. Both of these statistics relate to how safe residents and businesses are while performing everyday activities in the Salinas, CA area.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Carmel Valley Village, CA4,321116663779
Elkhorn, CA1,342133764897
Aromas, CA2,6771729841,155
San Juan Bautista, CA2,2191971,1281,325
Hollister, CA36,0673061,0431,349
Chualar, CA1,2552321,3331,566
Gonzales, CA8,3364101,1841,594
Salinas, CA154,0776332,9873,621

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Salinas is 28% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 9.92 daily crimes that occur in Salinas.
  • Salinas is safer than 16% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Salinas you have a 1 in 28 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Salinas has increased by 9%.

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Daily Crime In Salinas (per 100,000 people)

The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Salinas, CA per 100,000 people. For comparison purposes, the number of daily crimes is also reported for California and on a national level. In Salinas, CA the total number of daily crimes is 1.21 times more than the California average and 1.28 times more than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Salinas, CA is 1.42 times more than the California average and 1.64 times more than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Salinas, CA has a daily crime rate that is 1.17 times more than the California average and 1.22 times more than the national average.

How Safe is Salinas (higher is better)

Compared to the other cities in California and cities in all other U.S. states, how safe is Salinas, CA? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Salinas, CA has been ranked safer than 17% of other cities in the state of California. In addition, Salinas, CA is safer than 16% 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 Salinas, CA. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Salinas, CA is below average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Salinas

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Salinas is 1 in 158
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Salinas is 1 in 34
The chance of being a victim of crime in Salinas is 1 in 28
Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Salinas, 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 Salinas, CA, the likelihood that you will suffer a violent crime is 1 in 158. 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 34 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 Salinas, CA is 1 in 28.

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

An analysis of year to year crime rates in Salinas, CA is a useful indicator of whether the area is becoming a safer area to live or a more dangerous area. In the above graph, you can see that the year to year crime rates are shown for the total crime, property crime, and violent crime per 100,000 people. The amount of violent crime in Salinas, CA has decreased by 9%, the amount of property crime in Salinas, CA has increased by 14%, and the total amount of crime in Salinas, CA has increased by 9% year to year.

Salinas police department

ItemSalinasCaliforniaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)19651,506556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.33.63.3
There are a total of 196 Salinas police officers. This results in 1.3 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 64.9% less than the California average and 61.1% 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.

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Springfield, MA153,8361,0303,2924,322
Palmdale, CA155,8104371,7112,148
Pasadena, TX152,1714472,5923,039
Rockford, IL151,2901,6583,7765,435
Pomona, CA151,1424983,0343,532
Salinas, CA154,0776332,9873,621
Source: The Salinas, CA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2016. 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.