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Total crime 24%
Violent crime 70%
Property crime 16%
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 peopleChico/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime3,014n/a (estimate)3,1972,8282,580
Murder2n/a2.14.45.0
Rape86n/a91.239.242.6
Robbery106n/a112.4137.386.2
Assault417n/a442.3266.5246.8
Violent crime611n/a (estimate)648447381
Burglary327n/a346.9416.2376.0
Theft1,761n/a1,868.01,571.81,594.6
Vehicle theft315n/a334.1392.4228.9
Property crime2,403n/a (estimate)2,5492,3802,200

Key findings

  • Chico crime rates are 24% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Chico are 70% higher than the national average
  • In Chico you have a 1 in 32 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Chico is safer than 12% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Chico has decreased by 26%

Chico crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Chico (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Chico, CA per 100,000 people. In Chico, the total number of daily crimes is 1.13 times more than the California average and 1.24 times more than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Chico is 1.45 times more than the California average and 1.70 times more than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Chico has a daily crime rate that is 1.07 times more than the California average and 1.16 times more than the national average.

      How Safe is Chico (higher is better)

      How safe is Chico, California compared to other cities in California and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Chico is safer than 13% of the cities in California and 12% of the cities in the United States. These results are calculated by analyzing all cities in California and across the US as a whole and determining how many areas have a lower crime rate than Chico. Overall, Chico is ranked below average compared to all other cities across the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Chico

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Chico is 1 in 155
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Chico is 1 in 40
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Chico is 1 in 32
      Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Chico? In Chico, CA you have a 1 in 155 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery and assault. With regards to property crime, you have a 1 in 40 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and motor vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 32 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Chico.

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

      A good indicator of whether Chico 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 Chico has increased by 45%, while the property crime rate in Chico has decreased by 34% year over year. The number of total crimes in Chico has decreased by 26% year over year.

      Chico police department

      ItemChicoCaliforniaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)14551,506558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.73.63.3
      There are a total of 145 Chico police officers. This results in 1.7 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 53.9% less than the California average and 48.8% 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
      Paradise, CA26,3962431,0431,286
      Hamilton City, CA2,1352801,4891,768
      Durham, CA5,6603661,9512,317
      Paradise CDP, CA1584322,3002,732
      Cohasset, CA9225993,1893,788
      Magalia, CA11,8626303,3523,982
      Vina, CA1797113,7864,497
      Chico, CA89,3776482,5493,197

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      San Leandro, CA89,0395183,9234,441
      Greenville, NC89,7454732,9033,376
      Fall River, MA88,9021,0151,5212,536
      Toms River, NJ88,537601,4291,488
      San Tan Valley, AZ88,5076213,5004,121
      Chico, CA89,3776482,5493,197
      Source: The Chico, 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.