B+
Total crime 39%
Violent crime 36%
Property crime 39%
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 peopleChester/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)1,519 (estimate)2,7722,489
Murdern/an/an/a4.35.0
Rapen/an/an/a37.542.6
Robberyn/an/an/a132.481.6
Assaultn/an/an/a267.1250.2
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)242 (estimate)441379
Burglaryn/an/an/a386.1340.5
Theftn/an/an/a1,586.31,549.5
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a358.8219.9
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)1,277 (estimate)2,3312,110

Key findings

  • Chester crime rates are 39% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Chester are 36% lower than the national average
  • In Chester you have a 1 in 66 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Chester is safer than 50% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Chester has decreased by 2%

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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 414
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Chester is 1 in 79
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Chester is 1 in 66

      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, CA3571809541,134
      Westwood, CA1,6852481,3091,556
      Lake Almanor Peninsula, CA4864842,5593,043
      East Shore, CA2404952,6163,110
      Hamilton Branch, CA5475252,7733,298
      Chester, CA2,1952421,2771,519

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Jones Creek, TX2,19595616711
      Deenwood, GA2,1951741,2141,388
      Bohners Lake, WI2,195121606726
      Central, TN2,1962921,3021,594
      Whitesburg, KY2,19654163217
      Chester, CA2,1952421,2771,519
      Source: The Chester, CA 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.