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213%
Total crime NAT. AVG.
229%
Violent crime NAT. AVG.
209%
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 peopleCrescent City/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime489n/a (estimate)7,2642,8432,324
Murder0n/a0.05.76.3
Rape6n/a89.137.440.0
Robbery9n/a133.7123.566.1
Assault67n/a995.2332.8268.2
Violent crime82n/a (estimate)1,218500370
Burglary41n/a609.0371.9269.8
Theft347n/a5,154.51,499.31,401.9
Vehicle theft19n/a282.2471.9282.7
Property crime407n/a (estimate)6,0462,3431,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Crescent City, 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 Crescent City is 212.5% higher than the national average. Specifically, there were 82 violent crimes reported in Crescent City, equivalent to 1218 per 100,000 residents, which is higher than the national average by 229.4%. Additionally, Crescent City recorded 407 property crimes, amounting to 6046 per 100,000 people, higher than the national average by 209.3%.

In Crescent City, the crime rate stands at 7264 per 100,000 residents, surpassing the national average by 212.53%. This places the city among those with some of the highest total crime rates nationwide. However, it's important to recognize that this doesn't imply that the entire city is unsafe. As with any urban area, there are neighborhoods in Crescent City that exhibit varying levels of safety, emphasizing the need for localized crime prevention efforts and community involvement to create a safe environment across the entire city.

With a violent crime rate of 1218 crimes per 100,000 residents, Crescent City is known as one of the most dangerous cities in the United States. In fact, Crescent City ranks in the bottom 10% of all cities that reported violent crime last year. This translates into a 1 in 83 chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime. Keep in mind that some areas will be safer than others and this doesn't necessarily mean that the entire city suffers from a high violent crime rate.

In the latest reported crime year, Crescent City 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.

With a property crime rate of 6046 crimes per 100,000 people, Crescent City unfortunately has the distinction of being among the bottom 10% of all U.S. cities reporting crime. The likelihood of falling victim to property crime in Crescent City is alarmingly high, estimated at 1 in 17, significantly surpassing the national average. This data emphasizes the city's pressing need for concerted efforts to address and reduce property crime, ensuring a safer environment for its residents.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in Crescent City?

AreaVibes surveyed 48 local residents in Crescent City to gauge the safety of the area. Based on the results, 29% of people answered that there was very little crime in Crescent City and that they felt very comfortable walking alone at night. Another 71% of people responded that there was far too much crime and they would be hesitant to walk the streets alone at night. Keep in mind that the opinions of residents may vary depending on which area they live in.

Is Crescent City a Safe Place to Live?

To determine if Crescent City is a safe place to live, let's take a look at the overall crime rate of the area, as well as the number of daily crimes. Crescent City has a total crime rate that is 213% higher than the national average per 100,000 residents. This results in a total of 1.34 daily crimes (0.22 violent daily crimes and 1.12 daily property crimes) in Crescent City.

Has Crime in Crescent City Increased Since Last Year?

Year-over-year crime rates in Crescent City has increased by 37.4% in the last reported crime report. Comparing crime rates from one year to another offers some insight into whether or not Crescent City 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 6.5%, while property crime has increased by 45.9%. This analysis equips individuals with crucial information for making informed decisions about living in Crescent City.

Potential Causes for Crime in Crescent City

The economic well-being of a city's residents plays a significant role in crime rates. High poverty rates and income inequality can lead to increased crime stats as individuals may resort to illegal activities to meet their basic needs. While lower rates could lead to a lower Crescent City crime rate. The poverty level in Crescent City is 24.8%, while the national average is 15.1%.

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 Crescent City, 58% of residents have successfully graduated from high school, in contrast to the national average where 83% have achieved high school graduation.

In cities grappling with housing affordability challenges, crime can emerge as a prominent issue. Certain individuals and families may find themselves needing to reside in cramped or subpar housing conditions, elevating stress levels and potentially fueling domestic conflicts and associated criminal incidents. Crescent City has a median home price of $178,600, deviating from the national average of $184,700. Large disparities in housing costs can significantly impact the well-being of residents and the prevalence of crime within the community.

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

  • Crescent City crime rates are 213% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Crescent City are 229% higher than the national average
  • In Crescent City you have a 1 in 14 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Crescent City is safer than 0% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Crescent City has increased by 37%

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        Daily Crime In Crescent City (per 100,000 people)

        The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily crimes in Crescent City for every 100,000 residents. The Crescent City total amount of daily crime is 2.56 times more than the California average and 3.13 times more than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Crescent City, is 2.44 times more than the California average, and it is 3.29 times more than the national average. The statistics for property crimes show that Crescent City has a daily crime average that is 2.58 times more than the California average and 3.09 times more than the daily national rate.

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        Is Crescent City safe in comparison to other cities in the state of California as well as in comparison to the rest of the areas across the United States. Using the gauges above, which compare crime in Crescent City to other cities in the state and across the country, Crescent City is 0% safer than other cities of California and 0% safer than other cities in the nation. Crescent City has a ranks below average in comparison to other cities in the country.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Crescent City

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Crescent City is 1 in 83
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Crescent City is 1 in 17
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Crescent City is 1 in 14
        Are you worried about becoming a crime victim? In Crescent City, your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 83. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 17 chance of being the victim of a property crime such as vehicle theft, personal property theft, and burglary. Your overall risk of becoming a crime victim in Crescent City is 1 in 14.

        Year Over Year Crime In Crescent City (per 100,000 people)

        An analysis of year to year crime rates in Crescent City, California (per 100,000 people) is a useful indicator of whether the area is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live. The amount of violent crime in Crescent City has increased by 6%, the amount of property crime in Crescent City has increased by 45%, and the total amount of crime in Crescent City has increased by 37% year over year.

        Crescent City police department

        Item Crescent City California National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)1251,506558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.63.63.3
        There are a total of 12 Crescent City police officers. This results in 1.6 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 57% less than the California average and 52.2% less than the National average.

        Sex offenders in California

        State Total offenders California /100K National /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.

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        Source: The Crescent City, 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.