Reported Annual Crime In Chico

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleChico/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime4,006n/a (estimate)4,3332,9462,745
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleChico/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder2n/a2.24.65.3
Rape85n/a91.937.241.7
Robbery63n/a68.1143.298.0
Assault263n/a284.5264.2248.9
Violent crime413n/a (estimate)447449383
Burglary531n/a574.3446.9430.4
Theft2,615n/a2,828.31,623.91,694.4
Vehicle theft447n/a483.5425.9237.4
Property crime3,593n/a (estimate)3,8862,4972,362

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The table above illustrates an overview of the annual crime reported in Chico, CA. These figures on reported criminal activity in Chico, CA, based on a reported crime per 100,000 citizens, is shown in order to compare these rates across disparate categories. You will notice that the crimes collected here, for comparison purposes, have been separated between violent crimes and those involving or threatening property. According to the annual crime data, the crime rate in Chico, CA is 47% higher than the average of the whole of the state of California, and when compared with the national average, is 58% higher than. When looking at violent crimes, Chico, CA has 1% lower than violent crime rate than California average, while remaining 17% higher than the national average. In property crime, Chico, CA is 56% higher than the average of California and is 65% higher than the national average.
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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 low crime compared to the areas with high crime. The Chico crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Chico is 58% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 11.87 daily crimes that occur in Chico.
  • Chico is safer than 17% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Chico you have a 1 in 24 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Chico has decreased by 1%.

Compare Chico, CA Crime To Other Cities

Daily Crime In Chico (per 100,000 people)

The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Chico, CA per 100,000 people. For comparison purposes, the number of daily crimes is also reported for California and on a national level. In Chico, CA the total number of daily crimes is 1.47 times more than the California average and 1.58 times more than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Chico, CA is 1.01 times less than the California average and 1.17 times more than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Chico, CA has a daily crime rate that is 1.56 times more than the California average and 1.65 times more than the national average.

How Safe is Chico (higher is better)

How safe is Chico, CA compared to other cities in California and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Chico, CA is safer than 21% of the cities in California and 17% of the cities in the United States. These results are determined by analyzing all cities in California and across the US as a whole and determining how many total cities have a lower crime rate than Chico, CA. Overall, Chico, CA 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 224
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Chico is 1 in 26
The chance of being a victim of crime in Chico is 1 in 24
Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Chico, CA? The illustrations above show how likely you are to become a victim of violent crime, property crime or any crime. In Chico, CA you have a 1 in 224 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 26 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 24 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Chico, CA.

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

A good indicator of whether Chico, CA is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live can be determined by analyzing the year over year crime rate. In the graph above, the year over year crime rates are displayed for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people. The number of violent crimes in Chico, CA has increased by 27%, while the property crime rate in Chico, CA has decreased by 4% year over year. The number of total crimes in Chico, CA has decreased by 1% 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
California68,119197222
There are a total of 68,119 sex offenders in California. This yields a total of 197 sex offenders in California per 100,000 residents which is 11% less than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Paradise, CA26,3963311,1091,439
Hamilton City, CA2,1352811,5621,842
Durham, CA5,6603682,0472,415
Paradise CDP, CA1584342,4132,847
Cohasset, CA9226023,3463,947
Magalia, CA11,8626323,5174,149
Vina, CA1797143,9724,686
Chico, CA89,3774473,8864,333

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
San Leandro, CA89,0395734,0654,639
Greenville, NC89,7456243,6644,288
Fall River, MA88,9029891,7572,746
Toms River, NJ88,537681,6691,738
San Tan Valley, AZ88,5076643,8124,476
Chico, CA89,3774473,8864,333
Source: The Chico, CA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2017. 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.
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