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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 peopleCorning/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime293n/a (estimate)3,5772,8432,324
Violent crime50n/a (estimate)610500370
Vehicle theft47n/a573.8471.9282.7
Property crime243n/a (estimate)2,9672,3431,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Corning, CA

Looking at the most recent crime report, the crime rate in Corning is 53.9% higher than the national average. These crimes fall into two primary categories: violent and property. Violent crimes encompass murder, rape, robbery and assault, while property crimes involve theft, vehicle theft and burglary. In Corning, there were 50 reported violent crimes, equivalent to 610 per 100,000 individuals, 65.1% higher than the national average. Additionally, there were 243 property crimes, amounting to 2967 per 100,000 residents, 51.8% higher than the U.S. average.

In the latest reported crime year, Corning recorded zero homicides. This statistic potentially positions the city as a paragon of security, radiating a profound sense of safety for its residents. A low number of severe violent crimes instills a deep feeling of well-being among its community but also establishes a lofty benchmark for other locales aspiring to foster equally secure environments.

Recently, vehicle thefts have seen an upward trend across the United States, and Corning ranks among the cities with the highest vehicle theft rates in the country. Last year, there were 47 vehicle thefts, amounting to 574 stolen vehicles per 100,000 residents. This places Corning within the worst 10% of all cities, indicating that 90% of cities fare better in terms of vehicle theft rates. The likelihood of your vehicle being stolen stands at 1 in 175.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in Corning?

AreaVibes has conducted polls asking local residents if they feel safe living in Corning. Based on the results of the surveys (7 responses), 57% of people felt that there was very little crime in Corning and felt safe walking alone at night. While 43% of people felt that it was not a safe place to live and did not feel safe walking alone at night.

Is Corning a Safe Place to Live?

To get a feel for the safety of living in Corning, it's essential to analyze both the overall crime rate and the daily incident count. Corning presents a total crime rate that is 54% higher than the national average per 100,000 residents. Consequently, Corning experiences an average of 0.8 daily crimes, comprising 0.14 violent incidents and 0.67 property-related offenses. This evaluation offers a comprehensive understanding of the safety landscape, aiding individuals in making informed decisions when considering relocation.

Has Crime in Corning Increased Since Last Year?

Year-over-year crime data allows us to analyze short-term trends in crime activity. By comparing crime rates from one year to the next, we can identify patterns and shifts in Corning crime rates. This information can be invaluable for residents looking to make informed decisions on where to live. When comparing the most recent year to the previous year, total crime in Corning has increased by 47.2% year over year. Violent crime has increased by 19.1% and property crime has increased by 54.8%.

Potential Causes for Crime in Corning

Corning has a population density of 2139.5 people per square mile, contrasting with the national average of 90.6 people per square mile. High population density cities are often large urban hubs teeming with diverse economic opportunities. Within these environments, income disparities can become pronounced, leading to higher poverty levels. This economic divide may contribute to an uptick in property crimes and, occasionally, violent crimes. In contrast, areas characterized by low population density typically exhibit lower Corning crime rates.

In Corning, 74% of residents have graduated from high school, whereas the national average stands at 83%. The educational makeup of a community can exert a significant influence on crime rates. Typically, higher levels of educational attainment are associated with reduced crime rates, as they furnish individuals with improved employment prospects and viable alternatives to engaging in criminal activities. Conversely, communities characterized by lower educational achievement often grapple with higher crime rates, as limited opportunities may drive individuals towards criminal behavior.

In Corning, the average rental rates are $801 per month, compared to the national average of $949. Rapid increases in rental costs can lead to neighborhood instability as residents are forced to move frequently in search of more affordable housing. This transience can weaken community bonds and hinder the establishment of social support networks, which can indirectly contribute to crime. While affordable rent and areas with higher income per capita, allow for long term renters and community bonds to the formed, therefore reducing crime rates on the long term.

Corning crime map

The Corning crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Corning 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 Corning crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level. Please note that the red areas on the Corning 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

      • Corning crime rates are 54% higher than the national average
      • Violent crimes in Corning are 65% higher than the national average
      • In Corning you have a 1 in 28 chance of becoming a victim of crime
      • Corning is safer than 11% of the cities in the United States
      • Year over year crime in Corning has increased by 39%

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        Daily Crime In Corning (per 100,000 people)

        The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Corning, CA per 100,000 people. In Corning, the total number of daily crimes is 1.26 times more than the California average and 1.54 times more than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Corning is 1.22 times more than the California average and 1.65 times more than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Corning has a daily crime rate that is 1.27 times more than the California average and 1.52 times more than the national average.

        How Safe is Corning (higher is better)

        Are people any safer living in Corning in comparison to other California communities and all other areas throughout the United States? When we look at all cities across America, is Corning safe? The evidence provided by these graphs show Corning being safer than 16% of cities in California and 11% of cities across the United States. This is evident by tracking California cities as well as all US cities over a one year period to contrast crime statistics as they relate to Corning. In conclusion, Corning ranks below average compared to the rest of the United States.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Corning

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Corning is 1 in 164
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Corning is 1 in 34
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Corning is 1 in 28
        Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Corning? If you reside in Corning, the likelihood that you will become a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 164. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 34 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 Corning, is 1 in 28.

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

        The year over year change in crime per 100,000 people helps to understand whether crime in Corning, CA is on the rise or declining. The violent crime rate in Corning has increased by 12%, while the property crime rate in Corning has increased by 46% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Corning has increased by 39% with regards to total crimes year over year.

        Corning police department

        Item Corning California National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)2351,506558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.03.63.3
        There are a total of 23 Corning police officers. This results in 3.0 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 17.9% less than the California average and 8.7% 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
        Orland, CA7,8432521,1501,402
        Gerber, CA1,0842811,3151,596
        Los Molinos, CA1,9242991,3991,698
        Hamilton City, CA2,4463131,4651,778
        Rancho Tehama Reserve, CA1,7503141,4701,784
        Flournoy, CA1616242,9233,547
        Richfield, CA3416403,0013,641
        Corning, CA7,5896102,9673,577

        Cities with similar population

        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Yreka, CA7,5891,5004,7046,205
        Princeton, IL7,589661,3111,376
        Sioux Center, IA7,59248252300
        Clear Lake, IA7,5947071,8802,586
        Glen Ridge, NJ7,583521,3911,444
        Corning, CA7,5896102,9673,577
        Source: The Corning, 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.