Reported Annual Crime In Walnut Creek

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWalnut Creek/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime2,631n/a (estimate)3,8393,0452,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWalnut Creek/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder1n/a1.54.84.9
Rape2n/a2.932.738.6
Robbery28n/a40.9135.0101.9
Assault60n/a87.6253.8237.8
Violent crime91n/a (estimate)133426373
Burglary342n/a499.1504.3491.4
Theft1,960n/a2,860.11,677.11,775.4
Vehicle theft238n/a347.3436.8220.2
Property crime2,540n/a (estimate)3,7062,6182,487
When reviewing the above table, you see a comprehensive overview of all annual crimes reported in Walnut Creek, CA. All reported Walnut Creek, CA crimes are shown and for assessment, each particular crime is demonstrated, establishing an accurate total that represents any crimes committed for every 100,000 residents. You'll also notice that the crimes are distributed into two separate categories, being; violent crimes and property crimes. In addition, the table also demonstrates that the Walnut Creek, CA overall crime rate is 26% higher than in comparison to the California average; and is also 34% higher than compared to the national average. Specifically regarding violent crimes in Walnut Creek, CA, the rate is 69% lower than compared to the California average, and 64% lower than when paralleled to the national average. When comparing property crime, Walnut Creek, CA comes in at 42% higher than to the average seen in California, and 49% higher than the overall national average.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Walnut Creek is 34% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 10.52 daily crimes that occur in Walnut Creek.
  • Walnut Creek is safer than 39% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Walnut Creek you have a 1 in 27 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Walnut Creek has increased by 3%.

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Daily Crime In Walnut Creek (per 100,000 people)

The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Walnut Creek, CA per 100,000 people. For comparison purposes, the number of daily crimes is also reported for California and on a national level. In Walnut Creek, CA the total number of daily crimes is 1.26 times more than the California average and 1.34 times more than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Walnut Creek, CA is 3.21 times less than the California average and 2.81 times less than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Walnut Creek, CA has a daily crime rate that is 1.42 times more than the California average and 1.49 times more than the national average.

How Safe is Walnut Creek (higher is better)

Are people any safer living in the Walnut Creek, CA area in comparison to other California communities and all other cities throughout the United States? The evidence provided by these graphs show Walnut Creek, CA being safer than 51% of cities in California and 39% of cities across the United States as a whole. This is evident by tracking California cities as well as all US cities over a one year period to contrast crime statistics as they relate to Walnut Creek, CA. In conclusion, Walnut Creek, CA now ranks below average in comparison to all United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Walnut Creek

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Walnut Creek is 1 in 754
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Walnut Creek is 1 in 27
The chance of being a victim of crime in Walnut Creek is 1 in 27
Do you want to know the risk of being victimized by a crime in Walnut Creek, 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 Walnut Creek, CA, then there is a 1 in 754 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 27. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 27 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Walnut Creek, CA.

Year Over Year Crime In Walnut Creek (per 100,000 people)

The year over year crime rate for Walnut Creek, CA is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining whether living in Walnut Creek, 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 21% in Walnut Creek, CA, while property crimes in Walnut Creek, CA have increased by 3%. Crimes in total for Walnut Creek, CA have increased by 3% year over year.

Walnut Creek police department

ItemWalnut CreekCaliforniaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)11051,506556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.73.63.3
There are a total of 110 Walnut Creek police officers. This results in 1.7 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 53.7% less than the California average and 48.8% 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
Camino Tassajara, CA1,78960367427
Castle Hill, CA1,22360367427
Norris Canyon, CA1,22760367427
Acalanes Ridge, CA1,22660367427
Shell Ridge, CA1,13960367427
Walnut Creek, CA65,9231333,7063,839

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City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Camarillo, CA65,9851691,6581,827
Pasco, WA65,8582262,1192,345
Palo Alto, CA65,9981012,5222,623
North Richland Hills, TX65,8351832,3122,495
Youngstown, OH66,0137344,4845,218
Walnut Creek, CA65,9231333,7063,839
Source: The Walnut Creek, 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.