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Total crime 45%
Violent crime 48%
Property crime 62%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2019 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2020; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleAlbany/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime725n/a (estimate)3,6102,7722,489
Murder0n/a0.04.35.0
Rape8n/a39.837.542.6
Robbery21n/a104.6132.481.6
Assault11n/a54.8267.1250.2
Violent crime40n/a (estimate)199441379
Burglary105n/a522.8386.1340.5
Theft534n/a2,659.01,586.31,549.5
Vehicle theft46n/a229.0358.8219.9
Property crime685n/a (estimate)3,4112,3312,110

Key findings

  • Albany crime rates are 45% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Albany are 48% lower than the national average
  • In Albany you have a 1 in 28 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Albany is safer than 30% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Albany has increased by 14%

Albany crime map

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The Albany crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Albany as reported by the local law enforcement agency. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Albany crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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Compare Albany, CA Crime

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      Daily Crime In Albany (per 100,000 people)

      The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Albany, per 100,000 residents. In Albany, the total number of daily crimes is 1.30 times more than the California average and 1.45 times more than the national average. Violent daily crime statistics in Albany are 2.22 times less than the California average and 1.90 times less than the national average. For property crime, Albany has a daily crime rate that is 1.46 times more than the California average and 1.62 times more than the daily national average.

      How Safe is Albany (higher is better)

      When comparing the safety of Albany to every other city in California, as well as the entirety of the United States, is Albany safe? The gauges above illustrate that Albany is safer than 39% of every city located within California along with 30% of the all the cities located in the United States. The results of these graphs are created after analyzing each of the cities in California and in the United States as a whole. As a result, Albany, CA is ranked below average when compared to the rest of the US cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Albany

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Albany is 1 in 503
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Albany is 1 in 30
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Albany is 1 in 28
      Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Albany? In Albany, CA you have a 1 in 503 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 30 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and motor vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 28 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Albany.

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

      An ideal indicator of whether Albany is becoming a safer or more dangerous place to live can be done by analyzing the year over year crime rates per 100,000 people. Year over year violent crime in Albany has increased by 9% and the rate of property crime in Albany has increased by 14%. The total crime rate in Albany has increased by 14% year to year.

      Albany police department

      ItemAlbanyCaliforniaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)3251,506558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.73.63.3
      There are a total of 32 Albany police officers. This results in 1.7 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 53.3% less than the California average and 48.1% 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
      Acalanes Ridge, CA1,00062327389
      Castle Hill, CA1,20262327389
      Sleepy Hollow, CA2,27569366435
      Reliez Valley, CA3,59584444528
      Belvedere, CA2,01747710757
      Moraga, CA16,977128692821
      Tiburon, CA9,1700898898
      Albany, CA19,4201993,4113,610

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Port Angeles, WA19,4205793,5584,137
      Altus, OK19,4222262,1432,369
      Iselin, NJ19,4112311,4941,725
      Bayshore Gardens, FL19,4095393,0603,599
      West Chester, PA19,4341821,5221,705
      Albany, CA19,4201993,4113,610
      Source: The Albany, 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.