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Total crime 21%
Violent crime 12%
Property crime 27%
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.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleCalifornia City/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime440n/a (estimate)3,1312,8282,580
Murder4n/a28.54.45.0
Rape2n/a14.239.242.6
Robbery8n/a56.9137.386.2
Assault33n/a234.9266.5246.8
Violent crime47n/a (estimate)334447381
Burglary196n/a1,394.9416.2376.0
Theft137n/a975.01,571.81,594.6
Vehicle theft60n/a427.0392.4228.9
Property crime393n/a (estimate)2,7972,3802,200

Key findings

  • California City crime rates are 21% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in California City are 12% lower than the national average
  • In California City you have a 1 in 32 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • California City is safer than 28% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in California City has decreased by 14%

California City crime map

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The California City crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in California City 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 California City crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In California City (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in California City, CA per 100,000 people. In California City, the total number of daily crimes is 1.11 times more than the California average and 1.21 times more than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in California City is 1.34 times less than the California average and 1.14 times less than the national average. With regards to property crimes, California City has a daily crime rate that is 1.17 times more than the California average and 1.27 times more than the national average.

      How Safe is California City (higher is better)

      Compared to the other cities in California and all other cities across the US, is California City safe? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that California City is safer than 35% of other cities in the state of California. In addition, California City is safer than 28% of cities in the entire United States. To achieve these results, all California and United States cities were analyzed to determine how many locations had a lower crime rate than California City. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that California City is below average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in California City

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in California City is 1 in 299
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in California City is 1 in 36
      The chance of being a victim of crime in California City is 1 in 32
      Are you at risk of becoming a victim of crime in California City, California? If you reside in California City, then there is a 1 in 299 chance that you will experience a violent crime. These types of crimes may include homicide, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Your risk of being a victim of property crime is 1 in 36. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 32 risk that you will become a victim of crime in California City.

      Year Over Year Crime In California City (per 100,000 people)

      A good indicator of whether California City is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live can be determined by analyzing the year over year crime rate (per 100,000 people). The number of violent crimes in California City has decreased by 51%, while the property crime rate in California City has decreased by 5% year over year. The number of total crimes in California City has decreased by 14% year over year.

      California City police department

      ItemCalifornia CityCaliforniaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)2151,506558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.53.63.3
      There are a total of 21 California City police officers. This results in 1.5 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 59.8% less than the California average and 55.3% 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
      Mojave, CA4,2394642,4732,937
      North Edwards, CA8237223,8464,568
      California City, CA13,3603342,7973,131

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Lewisville, NC13,3562581,7051,964
      Hudson, WI13,3671372,7662,903
      Elfers, FL13,3755483,2503,798
      Bedford, IN13,3411202,1312,251
      Four Corners, TX13,3854132,3802,793
      California City, CA13,3603342,7973,131
      Source: The California City, 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.