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Total crime 29%
Violent crime 16%
Property crime 31%
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.
Crime data for this area is not available from the FBI. Either data from local enforcement agencies is applied or estimates are created based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peoplePennsylvania/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)1,770 (estimate)1,7102,489
Murdern/an/an/a5.25.0
Rapen/an/an/a34.042.6
Robberyn/an/an/a76.181.6
Assaultn/an/an/a191.1250.2
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)317 (estimate)306379
Burglaryn/an/an/a182.4340.5
Theftn/an/an/a1,124.21,549.5
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a96.8219.9
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)1,453 (estimate)1,4032,110

Key findings

  • California crime rates are 29% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in California are 16% lower than the national average
  • In California you have a 1 in 57 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • California is safer than 40% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in California has increased by 33%

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      Daily Crime In California (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in California

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in California is 1 in 316
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in California is 1 in 69
      The chance of being a victim of crime in California is 1 in 57

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

      California police department

      ItemCaliforniaPennsylvaniaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)814,701558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.21.83.3
      There are a total of 8 California police officers. This results in 1.2 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 35.7% less than the Pennsylvania average and 63.9% less than the National average.

      Sex offenders in Pennsylvania

      StateTotal offendersPennsylvania /100KNational /100K
      Pennsylvania21,558176266
      There are a total of 21,558 sex offenders in Pennsylvania. This yields a total of 176 sex offenders in Pennsylvania per 100,000 residents which is 34% less than the national average.

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Fayette City, PA6170180180
      Elizabeth, PA1,43715351203
      Carmichaels, PA3900220220
      Thompsonville, PA3,63260274334
      Perryopolis, PA1,873296118414
      Canonsburg, PA8,93380353432
      McMurray, PA4,90979364444
      California, PA6,5643171,4531,770

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Youngtown, AZ6,5634992,6783,178
      Osprey, FL6,561123698821
      Crockett, TX6,5615241,9902,514
      Meridianville, AL6,5682671,3971,664
      Irvington, NY6,559117447563
      California, PA6,5643171,4531,770
      Source: The California, PA 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.