B+
Total crime 40%
Violent crime 36%
Property crime 41%
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.
Crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, so estimates are used based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleChester/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)1,549 (estimate)2,8282,580
Murdern/an/an/a4.45.0
Rapen/an/an/a39.242.6
Robberyn/an/an/a137.386.2
Assaultn/an/an/a266.5246.8
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)245 (estimate)447381
Burglaryn/an/an/a416.2376.0
Theftn/an/an/a1,571.81,594.6
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a392.4228.9
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)1,304 (estimate)2,3802,200

Key findings

  • Chester crime rates are 40% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Chester are 36% lower than the national average
  • In Chester you have a 1 in 65 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Chester is safer than 51% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Chester has decreased by 6%

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      Daily Crime In Chester (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Chester

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Chester is 1 in 409
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Chester is 1 in 77
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Chester is 1 in 65

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

      Chester police department

      ItemChesterCaliforniaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a51,506558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a3.63.3

      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
      Lake Almanor Country Club, CA3571839741,157
      Westwood, CA1,6852511,3361,587
      Lake Almanor Peninsula, CA4864912,6133,104
      East Shore, CA2405022,6713,172
      Hamilton Branch, CA5475322,8313,363
      Chester, CA2,1952451,3041,549

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Bohners Lake, WI2,195121642764
      Deenwood, GA2,1951671,3151,482
      Jones Creek, TX2,195481,2861,334
      Mackinaw, IL2,1961909071,097
      Herington, KS2,1942171,7791,996
      Chester, CA2,1952451,3041,549
      Source: The Chester, 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.