Annual Crime In Alameda (2018)

Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2018 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2019; this is the most current data available.
In the event that crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, estimates are used. The estimates are based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleAlameda/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime2,307n/a (estimate)2,8862,8282,580
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleAlameda/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder1n/a1.34.45.0
Rape13n/a16.339.242.6
Robbery75n/a93.8137.386.2
Assault95n/a118.8266.5246.8
Violent crime184n/a (estimate)230447381
Burglary196n/a245.1416.2376.0
Theft1,576n/a1,971.21,571.81,594.6
Vehicle theft351n/a439.0392.4228.9
Property crime2,123n/a (estimate)2,6552,3802,200

Key findings

  • Alameda crime rates are 12% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Alameda are 40% lower than the national average
  • In Alameda you have a 1 in 35 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Alameda is safer than 37% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Alameda has increased by 6%

Alameda crime map

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Compare Alameda, CA Crime To Other Cities

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      Daily Crime In Alameda (per 100,000 people)

      The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Alameda, CA is displayed in the graph above. As you can see, the daily crimes for Alameda are 1.02 times more than the California average and 1.12 times more than the national level. Daily violent crimes in Alameda are 1.94 times less than than California and 1.65 times less than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Alameda are 1.12 times more than than California and 1.21 times more than the national average.

      How Safe is Alameda (higher is better)

      Many people wonder how safe they are in Alameda, CA in comparison to other cities in the state of California as well as in comparison to the rest of the areas across the United States. Using the gauges above, which compare crime in Alameda to other cities in the state and across the country, Alameda is 49% safer than other cities of California and 37% safer than other cities in the nation. Alameda has a ranks below average in comparison to other cities in the country.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Alameda

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Alameda is 1 in 435
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Alameda is 1 in 38
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Alameda is 1 in 35
      Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Alameda? In Alameda, CA you have a 1 in 435 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery and assault. With regards to property crime, you have a 1 in 38 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and motor vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 35 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Alameda.

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

      The year over year change in crime per 100,000 people helps to understand whether crime in Alameda, CA is on the rise or declining. The violent crime rate in Alameda has increased by 21%, while the property crime rate in Alameda has increased by 5% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Alameda has increased by 6% with regards to total crimes year over year.

      Alameda police department

      ItemAlamedaCaliforniaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)11251,506558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.53.63.3
      There are a total of 112 Alameda police officers. This results in 1.5 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 58.9% less than the California average and 54.4% less than the National average.

      Sex offenders in California

      StateTotal offendersCalifornia /100KNational /100K
      California79,891232266
      There are a total of 79,891 sex offenders in California. This yields a total of 232 sex offenders in California per 100,000 residents which is 13% less than the national average.

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Norris Canyon, CA1,04663334397
      Castle Hill, CA1,20263334397
      Acalanes Ridge, CA1,00063334397
      Shell Ridge, CA1,12363334397
      Montara, CA2,89570373443
      Belvedere, CA2,0170515515
      Reliez Valley, CA3,59585453538
      Alameda, CA77,4092302,6552,886

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Chino Hills, CA77,266951,3291,424
      Bellflower, CA77,6874302,1662,596
      Pleasanton, CA77,0461291,7001,830
      Gary, IN77,8584963,6104,106
      Mount Pleasant, SC77,9071541,3611,514
      Alameda, CA77,4092302,6552,886
      Source: The Alameda, CA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2018. 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.