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Total crime 42%
Violent crime 45%
Property crime 41%
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.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleChowchilla/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime273n/a (estimate)1,4532,7722,489
Murder0n/a0.04.35.0
Rape2n/a10.637.542.6
Robbery3n/a16.0132.481.6
Assault34n/a180.9267.1250.2
Violent crime39n/a (estimate)208441379
Burglary71n/a377.8386.1340.5
Theft109n/a580.01,586.31,549.5
Vehicle theft54n/a287.4358.8219.9
Property crime234n/a (estimate)1,2452,3312,110

Key findings

  • Chowchilla crime rates are 42% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Chowchilla are 45% lower than the national average
  • In Chowchilla you have a 1 in 69 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Chowchilla is safer than 55% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Chowchilla has decreased by 20%

Chowchilla crime map

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

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Compare Chowchilla, CA Crime

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      Daily Crime In Chowchilla (per 100,000 people)

      The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in Chowchilla, CA per 100,000 people. In Chowchilla, the number of daily crimes is projected to be 1.91 times less than the California average and 1.71 times less than the national average. The average number of daily violent crimes in Chowchilla is 2.13 times less than the California average and 1.83 times less than the daily national average. With regards to property crimes, Chowchilla has a daily crime rate that is 1.87 times less than the California average and 1.69 times less than the overall daily national average.

      How Safe is Chowchilla (higher is better)

      When comparing the safety of Chowchilla to every other city in California, as well as the entirety of the United States, is Chowchilla safe? The gauges above illustrate that Chowchilla is safer than 74% of every city located within California along with 55% of the all the cities located in the United States. The results of these graphs are created after analyzing each of the cities in California and in the United States as a whole. As a result, Chowchilla, CA is ranked above average when compared to the rest of the US cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Chowchilla

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Chowchilla is 1 in 482
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Chowchilla is 1 in 81
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Chowchilla is 1 in 69
      Are you at risk of becoming a victim of crime in Chowchilla, California? If you reside in Chowchilla, then there is a 1 in 482 chance that you will experience a violent crime. These types of crimes may include homicide, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Your risk of being a victim of property crime is 1 in 81. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 69 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Chowchilla.

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

      A good indicator of whether Chowchilla 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 Chowchilla has decreased by 8%, while the property crime rate in Chowchilla has decreased by 21% year over year. The number of total crimes in Chowchilla has decreased by 20% year over year.

      Chowchilla police department

      ItemChowchillaCaliforniaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)1851,506558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents0.93.63.3
      There are a total of 18 Chowchilla police officers. This results in 0.9 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 74.1% less than the California average and 71.2% 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
      Fairmead, CA1,9862041,0791,283
      Le Grand, CA1,7212481,3091,556
      Parkwood, CA2,2272771,4631,739
      Parksdale, CA3,0223361,7762,112
      Madera, CA63,3985041,9642,468
      Planada, CA4,4994582,4222,880
      Merced, CA81,4616442,7933,437
      Chowchilla, CA18,1952081,2451,453

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Manchester, MO18,1832621,3961,658
      Pampa, TX18,1727413,8134,554
      El Reno, OK18,1702121,8862,098
      Boone, NC18,2411311,3121,443
      Bellaire, TX18,1401091,7731,882
      Chowchilla, CA18,1952081,2451,453
      Source: The Chowchilla, 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.