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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 peopleCampbell/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,424n/a (estimate)3,4232,8432,324
Violent crime147n/a (estimate)353500370
Vehicle theft221n/a531.2471.9282.7
Property crime1,277n/a (estimate)3,0692,3431,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Campbell, CA

When we analyze the latest crime report, the Campbell crime rate is 47.3% higher than the national average. These incidents are classified into two primary categories: violent and property crimes. Violent crimes include assault, robbery, rape and murder. Whereas property crimes encompass theft, vehicle theft and burglary. In the case of Campbell, there were 147 reported violent crimes, equivalent to 353 per 100,000 individuals, 4.5% lower than the national average. Additionally, Campbell recorded 1277 property crimes, amounting to 3069 per 100,000 residents, 57.1% higher than the U.S. average.

The violent crime rate per 100,000 people in Campbell is very close to the national average of all cities that reported crime. Campbell reported 353 violent crimes, while the average of all cities was 370.

In the most recently reported crime year, Campbell registered zero reported homicides. This statistic not only designates the area as an exemplar of security but also emanates a profound sense of safety within its community. A minimal incidence of severe violent crime not only fosters a strong sense of well-being among residents but also sets a commendable standard for other regions aiming to cultivate similarly safe surroundings.

The occurrence of vehicle thefts has been increasing nationwide, and Campbell faces one of the highest vehicle theft rates in the United States. In the latest reported crime year, there were a reported 221 vehicle thefts, translating to 531 stolen vehicles per 100,000 residents. This places Campbell in the bottom 10% among all cities, signifying that 90% of cities have less stolen vehicles. The likelihood of experiencing a vehicle theft is 1 in 189.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in Campbell?

What is the prevailing sentiment among Campbell residents regarding the state of crime? A comprehensive survey conducted by AreaVibes, involving 33 respondents, sheds light on this matter. The results were as follows: 73% of Campbell residents expressed a notable sense of security, asserting that crime was virtually non-existent in their community, and they felt at ease strolling the streets after dark. While, 27% of those surveyed held a contrasting viewpoint, perceiving a higher incidence of crime, leading them to feel apprehensive about walking alone at night.

Is Campbell a Safe Place to Live?

To determine if Campbell is a safe place to live, let's take a look at the overall crime rate of the area, as well as the number of daily crimes. Campbell has a total crime rate that is 47% higher than the national average per 100,000 residents. This results in a total of 3.9 daily crimes (0.4 violent daily crimes and 3.5 daily property crimes) in Campbell.

Has Crime in Campbell Increased Since Last Year?

Year-over-year crime data allows residents and potential residents to assess the crime in Campbell. A decrease in crime rates may indicate improving safety, while an increase could raise concerns. The year-over-year crime rate in Campbell has decreased by 3.5%. Violent crimes have increased by 33.6%, while property crimes have decreased by 6.5%. By comparing crime rates from one year to the next, authorities and communities can identify trends and patterns in criminal activity. This helps in understanding whether crime is increasing, decreasing, or remaining stable over time.

Potential Causes for Crime in Campbell

Campbell has a poverty rate that stands at 6.9, in contrast to the national average of 15.1. Historically, a direct correlation has been observed between poverty rates and crime stats. Higher poverty rates have led to higher crime rates, while lower poverty rates have led to a reduction in Campbell crime rates. Income disparities and heightened poverty levels can serve as catalysts for elevated or reduced criminal activity, as individuals may or may not turn to illicit means to fulfill their basic needs. This could be one of many factors that may influence crime.

If employment opportunities are limited or if many jobs offer low wages, it can lead to higher rates of unemployment and underemployment, which could lead to an increase in Campbell crime rates. Areas where individuals struggle with unemployment or low wages, may be more susceptible to an increase in criminal activities as a result of financial insecurity. While lower rates of unemployment or a surplus of job opportunities could lead to a decrease in crime as their basic needs are being met. Campbell has an unemployment rate of 1.7%, compared to a national average of 4.7%.

Campbell has a population density of 7053.7 people per square mile, while with the national average is 90.6 people per square mile. Cities characterized by high population density are frequently larger urban centers offering diverse economic prospects. Within these areas, income inequality may be accentuated, resulting in the coexistence of poverty and affluence. Such economic disparities can contribute to elevated property crimes and on occasion, violent crimes. Conversely, areas with low population density generally record lower Campbell crime rates.

Campbell crime map

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

  • Campbell crime rates are 47% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Campbell are 4% lower than the national average
  • In Campbell you have a 1 in 30 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Campbell is safer than 21% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Campbell has decreased by 3%

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        Daily Crime In Campbell (per 100,000 people)

        The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Campbell, California is displayed in the graph above. As you can see, the daily crimes for Campbell are 1.20 times more than the California average and 1.47 times more than the national level. Daily violent crimes in Campbell are 1.41 times less than than California and 1.05 times less than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Campbell are 1.31 times more than than California and 1.57 times more than the national average.

        How Safe is Campbell (higher is better)

        Is Campbell 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 Campbell to other cities in the state and across the country, Campbell is 35% safer than other cities of California and 21% safer than other cities in the nation. Campbell has a ranks below average in comparison to other cities in the country.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Campbell

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Campbell is 1 in 284
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Campbell is 1 in 33
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Campbell is 1 in 30
        Interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Campbell? In Campbell, you have a 1 in 284 chance of falling victim to a violent crime, such as rape, robbery, assault, or even murder. In terms of property crime, your chances of being a victim are 1 in 33. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Campbell, CA is 1 in 30.

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

        An ideal indicator of whether Campbell is becoming a safer or more dangerous place to live can be done by analyzing the year over year crime rates per 100,000 people. Year over year violent crime in Campbell has increased by 35% and the rate of property crime in Campbell has decreased by 6%. The total crime rate in Campbell has decreased by 3% year to year.

        Campbell police department

        Item Campbell California National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)6551,506558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.63.63.3
        There are a total of 65 Campbell police officers. This results in 1.6 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 55.4% less than the California average and 50.4% 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
        Ladera, CA1,38570329399
        Lexington Hills, CA2,65678368446
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        Cambrian Park, CA3,01595446542
        West Menlo Park, CA3,72095446542
        Brookdale, CA1,293140656796
        Saratoga, CA31,08441816856
        Campbell, CA42,8913533,0693,423

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        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Winter Haven, FL42,9333171,6451,962
        Goose Creek, SC42,9442791,7892,068
        Fond du Lac, WI42,9442891,6411,930
        North Miami Beach, FL42,8243281,9862,314
        DeKalb, IL42,9615472,5793,127
        Campbell, CA42,8913533,0693,423
        Source: The Campbell, 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.