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Total crime 41%
Violent crime 36%
Property crime 41%
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.
Crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, so estimates are used based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleColumbia/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)1,533 (estimate)2,8282,580
Murdern/an/an/a4.45.0
Rapen/an/an/a39.242.6
Robberyn/an/an/a137.386.2
Assaultn/an/an/a266.5246.8
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)242 (estimate)447381
Burglaryn/an/an/a416.2376.0
Theftn/an/an/a1,571.81,594.6
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a392.4228.9
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)1,291 (estimate)2,3802,200

Key findings

  • Columbia crime rates are 41% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Columbia are 36% lower than the national average
  • In Columbia you have a 1 in 66 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Columbia is safer than 52% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Columbia has decreased by 4%

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      Daily Crime In Columbia (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Columbia

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Columbia is 1 in 413
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Columbia is 1 in 78
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Columbia is 1 in 66

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

      Columbia police department

      ItemColumbiaCaliforniaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a51,506558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a3.63.3

      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
      Forest Meadows, CA1,7361608501,010
      Murphys, CA2,0881688931,061
      Mountain Ranch, CA1,1701879981,185
      Twain Harte, CA2,2751901,0131,203
      Cedar Ridge, CA1,0031911,0171,208
      Pine Mountain Lake, CA2,4841951,0381,233
      East Sonora, CA2,5041991,0611,260
      Columbia, CA2,7702421,2911,533

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Green Harbor-Cedar Crest, MA2,770134501635
      Kingston Springs, TN2,77107272
      Knob Noster, MO2,769721,6291,701
      Mission Canyon, CA2,76970373443
      Evendale, OH2,769706,7066,776
      Columbia, CA2,7702421,2911,533
      Source: The Columbia, 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.