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Total crime 25%
Violent crime 12%
Property crime 32%
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 peopleColton/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,784n/a (estimate)3,2322,8282,580
Murder11n/a19.94.45.0
Rape11n/a19.939.242.6
Robbery77n/a139.5137.386.2
Assault85n/a154.0266.5246.8
Violent crime184n/a (estimate)333447381
Burglary324n/a586.9416.2376.0
Theft851n/a1,541.61,571.81,594.6
Vehicle theft425n/a769.9392.4228.9
Property crime1,600n/a (estimate)2,8982,3802,200

Key findings

  • Colton crime rates are 25% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Colton are 12% lower than the national average
  • In Colton you have a 1 in 31 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Colton is safer than 28% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Colton has increased by 6%

Colton crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Colton (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Colton, CA per 100,000 people. In Colton, the total number of daily crimes is 1.14 times more than the California average and 1.25 times more than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Colton is 1.34 times less than the California average and 1.14 times less than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Colton has a daily crime rate that is 1.22 times more than the California average and 1.32 times more than the national average.

      How Safe is Colton (higher is better)

      Compared to the other cities in California and all other cities across the US, is Colton safe? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Colton is safer than 35% of other cities in the state of California. In addition, Colton is safer than 28% of cities in the entire United States. To achieve these results, all California and United States cities were analyzed to determine how many locations had a lower crime rate than Colton. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Colton is below average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Colton

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Colton is 1 in 301
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Colton is 1 in 35
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Colton is 1 in 31
      Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Colton? If you reside in Colton, the likelihood that you will become a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 301. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 35 change that you will become a victim of a property crime. These sorts of crimes against personal property include: burglary, theft, and auto theft. In total, the likelihood of being victimized by a crime in Colton, is 1 in 31.

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

      A good indicator of whether Colton 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 Colton has decreased by 25%, while the property crime rate in Colton has increased by 11% year over year. The number of total crimes in Colton has increased by 6% year over year.

      Colton police department

      ItemColtonCaliforniaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)6751,506558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.33.63.3
      There are a total of 67 Colton police officers. This results in 1.3 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 65.3% less than the California average and 61.4% 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
      March ARB, CA1,145149792940
      Lytle Creek, CA1,0192011,0691,269
      Coronita, CA3,1722421,2871,529
      Eastvale, CA58,217971,4791,576
      Fontana, CA205,2283311,5041,835
      Corona, CA161,6141551,9202,074
      Grand Terrace, CA12,3932922,0042,296
      Colton, CA53,8563332,8983,232

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Castle Rock, CO53,789561,5021,558
      Elyria, OH53,9284023,1293,532
      Hacienda Heights, CA54,0334592,4432,902
      Euless, TX53,6751632,1302,293
      Blue Springs, MO53,6412422,8933,135
      Colton, CA53,8563332,8983,232
      Source: The Colton, 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.