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Violent crime NAT. AVG.
Property crime NAT. AVG.
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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2022 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2023; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleClovis/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime2,409n/a (estimate)1,9222,8432,324
Violent crime236n/a (estimate)188500370
Vehicle theft187n/a149.2471.9282.7
Property crime2,173n/a (estimate)1,7342,3431,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Clovis, CA

The Clovis crime rates are 17.3% lower than the national average. There are two main categories of crime - violent crime and property crime. Violent crime consists of murder, rape, robbery and assault, while property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. There were a total of 236 violent crimes in Clovis (188 per 100,000 people), which is 49.1% lower than the national average and there were a total of 2173 property crimes (1734 per 100,000 residents) which is 11.3% lower than average.

Clovis maintains a property crime rate that closely resembles the national norm. In Clovis, 1734 property crimes were reported, aligning with the national average of 1954 per 100,000 individuals. Consequently, the area's safety profile stands on par with the average city, neither significantly safer nor more dangerous. This consistency underscores a balanced commitment to community safety and security, providing residents with a stable and reassuring living environment.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in Clovis?

AreaVibes has conducted polls asking local residents if they feel safe living in Clovis. Based on the results of the surveys (32 responses), 72% of people felt that there was very little crime in Clovis and felt safe walking alone at night. While 28% of people felt that it was not a safe place to live and did not feel safe walking alone at night.

Is Clovis a Safe Place to Live?

Is Clovis a safe place to live? While the answer may not be straightforward due to variations in safety levels across the city, gaining an understanding of the overall crime rate can prove to be advantageous. In general, Clovis has a crime rate that is lower than the national average by 17%. Breaking this down on a daily basis, it translates to 6.6 daily incidents, encompassing 0.65 violent crimes and 5.95 property crimes. Evaluating these statistics can aid in forming a more informed perspective on the safety of Clovis as a potential place to call home.

Has Crime in Clovis Increased Since Last Year?

Year-over-year crime rates in Clovis has decreased by 6.4% in the last reported crime report. Comparing crime rates from one year to another offers some insight into whether or not Clovis is becoming a safer or more dangerous place to live. Crime rates are categorized by violent and property crime. Year-over-year violent crime has decreased by 1.7%, while property crime has decreased by 6.9%. This analysis equips individuals with crucial information for making informed decisions about living in Clovis.

Potential Causes for Crime in Clovis

The educational level achieved in any given city can influence crime rates significantly. Greater educational achievement is frequently associated with decreased crime rates, as it offers individuals improved job prospects and alternatives to engaging in crime related activities. Conversely, lower educational attainment rates tend to coincide with elevated crime rates. In Clovis, 87% of residents have successfully graduated from high school, in contrast to the national average where 83% have achieved high school graduation.

High cost of living can lead to economic stress for individuals and families, particularly those with limited financial resources. When people struggle to make ends meet due to high housing costs, healthcare expenses, or other basic necessities, they may be more inclined to engage in criminal activities, such as theft or fraud, as a means of financial survival. On the flipside, cities that have a lower cost of living, could see a reduced crime rate. In Clovis, the cost of living is 18.33% higher than the national average.

High rental costs can limit economic mobility, making it difficult for individuals to save money, invest in education, or access better job opportunities. This can perpetuate a cycle of poverty and increase the risk of involvement in criminal activities. In summary, high rental costs can create economic challenges, overcrowding, and neighborhood dynamics that may increase the likelihood of certain types of crime, particularly property crimes. In Clovis, the average rental rates are $1,247 per month, compared to the national average of $949.

Clovis crime map

The Clovis crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Clovis as reported by the local law enforcement agencies. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Clovis crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level. Please note that the red areas on the Clovis crime map does not always indicate that it is a dangerous area for its residents. Areas on the heat map could be inflated if they are located in high traffic areas like airports, sports centers or large parks. Other areas on the heat map could see increased crime rates if they are located in major tourist areas like the downtown core.
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      Crime Quick Facts

      • Clovis crime rates are 17% lower than the national average
      • Violent crimes in Clovis are 49% lower than the national average
      • In Clovis you have a 1 in 53 chance of becoming a victim of crime
      • Clovis is safer than 49% of the cities in the United States
      • Year over year crime in Clovis has decreased by 13%

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        Daily Crime In Clovis (per 100,000 people)

        The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Clovis, per 100,000 residents. In Clovis, the total number of daily crimes is 1.48 times less than the California average and 1.21 times less than the national average. Violent daily crime statistics in Clovis are 2.65 times less than the California average and 1.96 times less than the national average. For property crime, Clovis has a daily crime rate that is 1.35 times less than the California average and 1.13 times less than the daily national average.

        How Safe is Clovis (higher is better)

        How safe is Clovis, California compared to other cities in California and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Clovis is safer than 77% of the cities in California and 49% 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 Clovis. Overall, Clovis is ranked below average compared to all other cities across the United States.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Clovis

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Clovis is 1 in 532
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Clovis is 1 in 58
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Clovis is 1 in 53
        Are you at risk of becoming a victim of crime in Clovis, California? If you reside in Clovis, then there is a 1 in 532 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 58. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 53 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Clovis.

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

        The year over year crime rate per 100,000 people for Clovis is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining if living in Clovis has become safer or more dangerous. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have decreased by 8% in Clovis, while property crimes in Clovis have decreased by 13%. Total crime has decreased by 13% year over year.

        Clovis police department

        Item Clovis California National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)13751,506558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.43.63.3
        There are a total of 137 Clovis police officers. This results in 1.4 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 61.2% less than the California average and 56.9% less than the National average.

        Sex offenders in California

        State Total offenders California /100K National /100K
        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 Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Minkler, CA968171804975
        Del Rey, CA1,2462811,3151,596
        Malaga, CA1,1682811,3151,596
        Calwa, CA2,3632811,3151,596
        Easton, CA2,2242871,3451,631
        Sanger, CA26,7445331,1681,701
        Fowler, CA6,3664631,3201,783
        Clovis, CA112,6631881,7341,922

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        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Peoria, IL112,6441,1893,1384,327
        Manchester, NH112,4414122,4892,901
        High Point, NC112,4345482,6923,239
        Costa Mesa, CA112,9585893,5574,146
        Temecula, CA113,1171572,3752,532
        Clovis, CA112,6631881,7341,922
        Source: The Clovis, CA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2022. 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.