Total crime NAT. AVG.
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 peopleCovina/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,553n/a (estimate)3,1322,8432,324
Violent crime163n/a (estimate)329500370
Vehicle theft162n/a326.7471.9282.7
Property crime1,390n/a (estimate)2,8032,3431,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Covina, CA

Crime can be categorized into two primary types: violent and property crimes. Violent crimes encompass offenses such as murder, rape, robbery, and assault, whereas property crimes involve acts like burglary, theft, and vehicle theft. The overall crime rate in Covina is 34.7% higher than the national average. Specifically, there were 163 violent crimes reported in Covina, equivalent to 329 per 100,000 residents, which is lower than the national average by 11.1%. Additionally, Covina recorded 1390 property crimes, amounting to 2803 per 100,000 people, higher than the national average by 43.4%.

The violent crime rate per 100,000 people in Covina is very close to the national average of all cities that reported crime. Covina reported 329 violent crimes, while the average of all cities was 370.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in Covina?

AreaVibes has conducted polls asking local residents if they feel safe living in Covina. Based on the results of the surveys (110 responses), 85% of people felt that there was very little crime in Covina and felt safe walking alone at night. While 15% of people felt that it was not a safe place to live and did not feel safe walking alone at night.

Is Covina a Safe Place to Live?

To get a feel for the safety of living in Covina, it's essential to analyze both the overall crime rate and the daily incident count. Covina presents a total crime rate that is 35% higher than the national average per 100,000 residents. Consequently, Covina experiences an average of 4.25 daily crimes, comprising 0.45 violent incidents and 3.81 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 Covina Increased Since Last Year?

Year-over-year crime rates in Covina has increased by 23.1% in the last reported crime report. Comparing crime rates from one year to another offers some insight into whether or not Covina 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 increased by 7.2%, while property crime has increased by 25.2%. This analysis equips individuals with crucial information for making informed decisions about living in Covina.

Potential Causes for Crime in Covina

The economic prosperity of a city's inhabitants exerts substantial influence on crime stats. Elevated poverty rates and income inequality can precipitate heightened criminal activity, as individuals may turn to illicit means to fulfill their fundamental requirements. While lower poverty rates could lead to lower Covina crime rates. In Covina, the poverty rate stands at 9.1%, diverging from the national average of 15.1%.

In areas where employment options are limited or where a significant proportion of jobs offer meager wages, the likelihood of heightened unemployment and homelessness increases. Regions facing challenges related to unemployment or inadequate income may become more vulnerable to a surge in crime stemming from economic instability. While low unemployment rates tend to lead to reduced crime in most areas. Covina currently has an unemployment rate of 4.6%, contrasting with the national average of 4.7%. This could be one of many factors that could contribute to a higher or lower crime rate.

Highly populated regions typically encompass expansive urban hubs teeming with diverse economic prospects. Within these areas, income inequality can be exacerbated, giving rise to enclaves of poverty amid affluence. Communities marked by economic disparities may contend with heightened property crimes, and in certain instances, violent crimes. Conversely, regions characterized by low population density often exhibit lower Covina crime rates. For instance, in Covina, the population density stands at 6791.9 people per square mile, diverging from the national average of 90.6 people per square mile.

Covina crime map

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

  • Covina crime rates are 35% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Covina are 11% lower than the national average
  • In Covina you have a 1 in 32 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Covina is safer than 25% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Covina has increased by 18%

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        Daily Crime In Covina (per 100,000 people)

        The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily crimes in Covina for every 100,000 residents. The Covina total amount of daily crime is 1.10 times more than the California average and 1.35 times more than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Covina, is 1.52 times less than the California average, and it is 1.13 times less than the national average. The statistics for property crimes show that Covina has a daily crime average that is 1.20 times more than the California average and 1.43 times more than the daily national rate.

        How Safe is Covina (higher is better)

        When comparing the safety of Covina to every other city in California, as well as the entirety of the United States, is Covina safe? The gauges above illustrate that Covina is safer than 42% of every city located within California along with 25% 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, Covina, CA is ranked below average when compared to the rest of the US cities.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Covina

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Covina is 1 in 305
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Covina is 1 in 36
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Covina is 1 in 32
        Interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Covina? In Covina, you have a 1 in 305 chance of falling victim to a violent crime, such as rape, robbery, assault, or even murder. In terms of property crime, your chances of being a victim are 1 in 36. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Covina, CA is 1 in 32.

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

        A good indicator of whether Covina 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 Covina has increased by 2%, while the property crime rate in Covina has increased by 20% year over year. The number of total crimes in Covina has increased by 18% year over year.

        Covina police department

        Item Covina California National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)8451,506558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.73.63.3
        There are a total of 84 Covina police officers. This results in 1.7 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 52.1% less than the California average and 46.8% 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
        San Pasqual, CA2,03878368446
        San Antonio Heights, CA3,11395446542
        Rose Hills, CA2,619113527640
        Sierra Madre, CA10,829939091,002
        East Pasadena, CA6,0251798381,017
        Bradbury, CA82501,0251,025
        Yorba Linda, CA68,103539961,050
        Covina, CA47,7873292,8033,132

        Cities with similar population

        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Roswell, NM47,7518822,9843,866
        Dublin, OH47,824681,1251,193
        Minot, ND47,8342981,0471,345
        Monroe, LA47,9062,7376,7229,459
        Jeffersonville, IN47,9322351,6581,892
        Covina, CA47,7873292,8033,132
        Source: The Covina, 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.