Total crime NAT. AVG.
Violent crime NAT. AVG.
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 peopleBeaumont/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime904n/a (estimate)1,5842,8432,324
Violent crime200n/a (estimate)350500370
Vehicle theft108n/a189.3471.9282.7
Property crime704n/a (estimate)1,2342,3431,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Beaumont, CA

The Beaumont crime rates are 31.8% 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 200 violent crimes in Beaumont (350 per 100,000 people), which is 5.2% lower than the national average and there were a total of 704 property crimes (1234 per 100,000 residents) which is 36.9% lower than average.

For violent crimes per 100,000 people, Beaumont 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.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in Beaumont?

What do the local residents think about crime in Beaumont? Well, based on a recent survey of 34 people (conducted by AreaVibes), 59% of Beaumont residents said that there was virtually no crime and that they felt safe walking at night. Another 41% of respondents said that there was too much crime in the area and they did not feel safe walking alone at night.

Is Beaumont a Safe Place to Live?

Is Beaumont 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, Beaumont has a crime rate that is lower than the national average by 32%. Breaking this down on a daily basis, it translates to 2.48 daily incidents, encompassing 0.55 violent crimes and 1.93 property crimes. Evaluating these statistics can aid in forming a more informed perspective on the safety of Beaumont as a potential place to call home.

Has Crime in Beaumont Increased Since Last Year?

Examining year-over-year crime data provides insights into short-term trends with regards to the crime activity in Beaumont. This analysis involves comparing crime rates from one year to the next, enabling the identification of patterns and fluctuations in crime. Such information proves invaluable to residents seeking to make well-informed decisions about their choice of residence. In the most recent year, compared to the previous one, total crime in Beaumont has decreased by 8.7%. Specifically, violent crime has increased by 72.4%, while property crime has decreased by 19.5%. This data empowers individuals with a clearer understanding of the evolving safety landscape in Beaumont.

Potential Causes for Crime in Beaumont

Beaumont reports an unemployment rate of 3.8%, contrasting with the national average of 4.7%. Constrained employment opportunities or a prevalence of low-paying positions can contribute to elevated rates of unemployment and underemployment. Areas where individuals contend with joblessness or insufficient wages may display heightened susceptibility to an increase in criminal activities attributed to economic insecurity. Conversely, regions characterized by robust employment rates often witness a decrease in overall Beaumont crime rates.

In Beaumont, 84.2% of residents have graduated from high school, whereas the national average stands at 83%. The educational makeup of a community can exert a significant influence on crime rates. Typically, higher levels of educational attainment are associated with reduced crime rates, as they furnish individuals with improved employment prospects and viable alternatives to engaging in criminal activities. Conversely, communities characterized by lower educational achievement often grapple with higher crime rates, as limited opportunities may drive individuals towards criminal behavior.

The impact of law enforcement and community policing efforts plays a crucial role in shaping crime rates in any city. A robust and cooperative bond between law enforcement and the community can serve as a deterrent to criminal activities, enhancing overall safety. In Beaumont, the ratio of police officers and civilians per 1,000 residents stands at 1.89, differing from the national average of 3.25. Effective law enforcement hinges not solely on officer numbers but also on the manner in which they interact and collaborate with the community. Building trust and cooperation are central tenets of community policing, amplifying its influence on crime prevention.

Beaumont crime map

The Beaumont crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Beaumont 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 Beaumont crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level. Please note that the red areas on the Beaumont 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

  • Beaumont crime rates are 32% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Beaumont are 5% lower than the national average
  • In Beaumont you have a 1 in 64 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Beaumont is safer than 37% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Beaumont has decreased by 15%

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        Daily Crime In Beaumont (per 100,000 people)

        The graph above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Beaumont 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 Beaumont (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to California, are 1.79 times less than the state average and 1.47 times less than than national average. Violent crimes committed in Beaumont 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 Beaumont are 1.90 times less than the daily state average and 1.58 times less than the daily national numbers.

        How Safe is Beaumont (higher is better)

        How safe is Beaumont, California compared to other cities in California and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Beaumont is safer than 63% of the cities in California and 37% of the cities in the United States. These results are calculated by analyzing all cities in California and across the US as a whole and determining how many areas have a lower crime rate than Beaumont. Overall, Beaumont is ranked below average compared to all other cities across the United States.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Beaumont

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Beaumont is 1 in 286
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Beaumont is 1 in 82
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Beaumont is 1 in 64
        Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Beaumont? If you reside in Beaumont, the likelihood that you will become a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 286. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 82 change that you will become a victim of a property crime. These sorts of crimes against personal property include: burglary, theft, and auto theft. In total, the likelihood of being victimized by a crime in Beaumont, is 1 in 64.

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

        An analysis of year to year crime rates in Beaumont, 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 Beaumont has increased by 60%, the amount of property crime in Beaumont has decreased by 25%, and the total amount of crime in Beaumont has decreased by 15% year over year.

        Beaumont police department

        Item Beaumont California National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)7251,506558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.93.63.3
        There are a total of 72 Beaumont police officers. This results in 1.9 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 47.6% less than the California average and 41.8% less than the National average.

        Sex offenders in California

        State Total offenders California /100K National /100K
        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 Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Idyllwild-Pine Cove, CA2,9632281,0681,296
        Romoland, CA2,7552591,2161,475
        Lakeview, CA2,4522881,3511,639
        Yucaipa, CA54,3583461,3011,647
        Winchester, CA2,9573081,4421,750
        Green Acres, CA3,8553141,4701,784
        Highland, CA55,3397271,3222,049
        Beaumont, CA48,2723501,2341,584

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        La Mirada, CA48,2601771,8652,042
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        Cedar Hill, TX48,3371671,8832,050
        Ceres, CA48,3555172,1632,680
        Beaumont, CA48,2723501,2341,584
        Source: The Beaumont, 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.