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7%
Total crime NAT. AVG.
5%
Violent crime NAT. AVG.
7%
Property crime NAT. AVG.
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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2022 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2023; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleAmerican Canyon/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime464n/a (estimate)2,1672,8432,324
Murder0n/a0.05.76.3
Rape5n/a23.437.440.0
Robbery16n/a74.7123.566.1
Assault54n/a252.2332.8268.2
Violent crime75n/a (estimate)350500370
Burglary29n/a135.4371.9269.8
Theft287n/a1,340.41,499.31,401.9
Vehicle theft73n/a340.9471.9282.7
Property crime389n/a (estimate)1,8172,3431,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in American Canyon, CA

The American Canyon crime rates are 6.8% lower than the national average. There are two main categories of crime - violent crime and property crime. Violent crime consists of murder, rape, robbery and assault, while property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. There were a total of 75 violent crimes in American Canyon (350 per 100,000 people), which is 5.3% lower than the national average and there were a total of 389 property crimes (1817 per 100,000 residents) which is 7% lower than average.

The American Canyon crime rate is about average when compared to all the other cities across the U.S. per 100,000 residents. When we compared the total crimes (violent and property) in American Canyon, we found that the reported crime rates were almost equal to the average of all other areas that reported crime.

For violent crimes per 100,000 people, American Canyon has a rate of violent crime that is very close to the national average. There were a total of 350 violent crimes, while the national average reported 370. This is an indication that the level of crime is essentially on par with all other cities.

In the latest reported crime year, American Canyon recorded zero homicides. This statistic potentially positions the city as a paragon of security, radiating a profound sense of safety for its residents. A low number of severe violent crimes instills a deep feeling of well-being among its community but also establishes a lofty benchmark for other locales aspiring to foster equally secure environments.

American Canyon maintains a property crime rate that closely resembles the national norm. In American Canyon, 1817 property crimes were reported, aligning with the national average of 1954 per 100,000 individuals. Consequently, the area's safety profile stands on par with the average city, neither significantly safer nor more dangerous. This consistency underscores a balanced commitment to community safety and security, providing residents with a stable and reassuring living environment.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in American Canyon?

What do the local residents think about crime in American Canyon? Well, based on a recent survey of 13 people (conducted by AreaVibes), 77% of American Canyon residents said that there was virtually no crime and that they felt safe walking at night. Another 23% of respondents said that there was too much crime in the area and they did not feel safe walking alone at night.

Is American Canyon a Safe Place to Live?

Is American Canyon a safe place to live? While the answer may not be straightforward due to variations in safety levels across the city, gaining an understanding of the overall crime rate can prove to be advantageous. In general, American Canyon has a crime rate that is lower than the national average by 7%. Breaking this down on a daily basis, it translates to 1.27 daily incidents, encompassing 0.21 violent crimes and 1.07 property crimes. Evaluating these statistics can aid in forming a more informed perspective on the safety of American Canyon as a potential place to call home.

Has Crime in American Canyon Increased Since Last Year?

Year-over-year crime data allows us to analyze short-term trends in crime activity. By comparing crime rates from one year to the next, we can identify patterns and shifts in American Canyon crime rates. This information can be invaluable for residents looking to make informed decisions on where to live. When comparing the most recent year to the previous year, total crime in American Canyon has decreased by 0.2% year over year. Violent crime has decreased by 3.9% and property crime has decreased by 0.5%.

Potential Causes for Crime in American Canyon

In areas where employment options are limited or where a significant proportion of jobs offer meager wages, the likelihood of heightened unemployment and homelessness increases. Regions facing challenges related to unemployment or inadequate income may become more vulnerable to a surge in crime stemming from economic instability. While low unemployment rates tend to lead to reduced crime in most areas. American Canyon currently has an unemployment rate of 3.1%, contrasting with the national average of 4.7%. This could be one of many factors that could contribute to a higher or lower crime rate.

Regions characterized by high population density frequently encompass expansive urban hubs that offer diverse economic prospects. In such areas, income inequality can be exacerbated, creating pockets of poverty alongside affluence. Economic disparities within these regions may correlate with elevated property crimes and, in certain instances, violent crimes. Conversely, areas with low population density numbers generally exhibit reduced American Canyon crime rates. American Canyon registers a population density of 3328.2 people per square mile, in contrast to the national average of 90.6 people per square mile.

In areas where housing affordability is an issue, crime can become a significant concern. Some individuals and families may be forced to live in overcrowded or substandard housing conditions, which can increase stress and potentially contribute to domestic disputes and related crimes. The median home price in American Canyon is $517,600, compared to a national average of $184,700.

American Canyon crime map



The American Canyon crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in American Canyon as reported by the local law enforcement agencies. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The American Canyon crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level. Please note that the red areas on the American Canyon crime map does not always indicate that it is a dangerous area for its residents. Areas on the heat map could be inflated if they are located in high traffic areas like airports, sports centers or large parks. Other areas on the heat map could see increased crime rates if they are located in major tourist areas like the downtown core.
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Crime Quick Facts

  • American Canyon crime rates are 7% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in American Canyon are 5% lower than the national average
  • In American Canyon you have a 1 in 47 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • American Canyon is safer than 31% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in American Canyon has decreased by 4%

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        Daily Crime In American Canyon (per 100,000 people)

        The graph above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in American Canyon on a daily basis (per 100,000 people) to crimes committed throughout the state of California and the USA. According to the latest crime statistics, daily crimes in American Canyon (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to California, are 1.31 times less than the state average and 1.07 times less than than national average. Violent crimes committed in American Canyon on a daily basis are 1.43 times less than than California average and 1.06 times less than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in American Canyon are 1.29 times less than the daily state average and 1.08 times less than the daily national numbers.

        How Safe is American Canyon (higher is better)

        When comparing the safety of American Canyon to every other city in California, as well as the entirety of the United States, is American Canyon safe? The gauges above illustrate that American Canyon is safer than 53% of every city located within California along with 31% 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, American Canyon, CA is ranked below average when compared to the rest of the US cities.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in American Canyon

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in American Canyon is 1 in 286
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in American Canyon is 1 in 56
        The chance of being a victim of crime in American Canyon is 1 in 47
        How likely are you to become a victim of crime? In American Canyon, California you have a 1 in 286 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 56 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 47 chance of becoming a victim of crime in American Canyon.

        Year Over Year Crime In American Canyon (per 100,000 people)

        An analysis of year to year crime rates in American Canyon, California (per 100,000 people) is a useful indicator of whether the area is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live. The amount of violent crime in American Canyon has decreased by 8%, the amount of property crime in American Canyon has decreased by 3%, and the total amount of crime in American Canyon has decreased by 4% year over year.

        American Canyon police department

        Item American Canyon California National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a51,506558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a3.63.3

        Sex offenders in California

        State Total offenders California /100K National /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.

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        American Canyon, CA20,2563501,8172,167

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        American Canyon, CA20,2563501,8172,167
        Source: The American Canyon, CA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2022. 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.