F
Total crime 68%
Violent crime 83%
Property crime 65%
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 peopleAtwater/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,237n/a (estimate)4,1752,7722,489
Murder1n/a3.44.35.0
Rape10n/a33.737.542.6
Robbery22n/a74.2132.481.6
Assault173n/a583.8267.1250.2
Violent crime206n/a (estimate)695441379
Burglary140n/a472.5386.1340.5
Theft708n/a2,389.31,586.31,549.5
Vehicle theft183n/a617.6358.8219.9
Property crime1,031n/a (estimate)3,4792,3312,110

Key findings

  • Atwater crime rates are 68% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Atwater are 83% higher than the national average
  • In Atwater you have a 1 in 24 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Atwater is safer than 8% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Atwater has increased by 13%

Atwater crime map

  • Lower crime
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  • Higher crime
  • No data available
Crime map data by SpotCrime. Sign up for local SpotCrime alerts.
The Atwater crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Atwater 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 Atwater crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

Safest Places to Live in and Around Atwater

See all the best places to live around Atwater

Compare Atwater, CA Crime

      vs
      How would you rate the amount of crime in Atwater?
      Write a review to give others more information about this area.
      Do you feel safe walking alone at night in Atwater?
      Write a review to give others more information about this area.
      See all Atwater poll results

      Daily Crime In Atwater (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Atwater 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 Atwater (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to California, are 1.51 times more than the state average and 1.68 times more than than national average. Violent crimes committed in Atwater on a daily basis are 1.58 times more than than California average and 1.83 times more than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Atwater are 1.49 times more than the daily state average and 1.65 times more than the daily national numbers.

      How Safe is Atwater (higher is better)

      Is Atwater safe 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 Atwater to other cities in the state and across the country, Atwater is 7% safer than other cities of California and 8% safer than other cities in the nation. Atwater has a ranks below average in comparison to other cities in the country.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Atwater

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Atwater is 1 in 144
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Atwater is 1 in 29
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Atwater is 1 in 24
      Are you worried about becoming a crime victim? In Atwater, your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 144. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 29 chance of being the victim of a property crime such as vehicle theft, personal property theft, and burglary. Your overall risk of becoming a crime victim in Atwater is 1 in 24.

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

      The year over year change in crime per 100,000 people helps to understand whether crime in Atwater, CA is on the rise or declining. The violent crime rate in Atwater has increased by 15%, while the property crime rate in Atwater has increased by 13% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Atwater has increased by 13% with regards to total crimes year over year.

      Atwater police department

      ItemAtwaterCaliforniaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)4051,506558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.43.63.3
      There are a total of 40 Atwater police officers. This results in 1.4 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 61.7% less than the California average and 57.4% 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
      McSwain, CA4,3972401,2701,510
      Livingston, CA13,7032742,1572,430
      Denair, CA4,7713912,0662,457
      Hilmar-Irwin, CA5,2504612,4352,896
      Merced, CA81,4616442,7933,437
      Franklin CDP (Sacramento County), CA1065703,0123,582
      Turlock, CA71,1665753,1343,709
      Atwater, CA28,9066953,4794,175

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Lake in the Hills, IL28,90866364430
      Wellesley, MA28,90924405428
      Schererville, IN28,8991941,0301,224
      Golden Gate, FL28,9285112,9023,413
      Rahway, NJ28,884106522628
      Atwater, CA28,9066953,4794,175
      Source: The Atwater, CA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2019. 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.