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Violent 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 peopleDanville/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime305n/a (estimate)7102,8432,324
Violent crime14n/a (estimate)33500370
Vehicle theft27n/a62.9471.9282.7
Property crime291n/a (estimate)6782,3431,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Danville, CA

The Danville crime rates are 69.4% lower than the national average. There are two main categories of crime - violent crime and property crime. Violent crime consists of murder, rape, robbery and assault, while property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. There were a total of 14 violent crimes in Danville (33 per 100,000 people), which is 91.2% lower than the national average and there were a total of 291 property crimes (678 per 100,000 residents) which is 65.3% lower than average.

With a crime rate of 710, significantly below the national average of 2324, Danville stands out as one of the safest places to reside in the United States. This distinction is primarily attributed to the calculation of total crimes, which encompasses both violent and property crimes per 100,000 residents.

Danville has one of the lowest violent crime rates of all cities in the United States. With a rate of 33 violent crimes per 100,000 people, Danville ranks among the safest cities in the United States making it an attractive choice for those seeking a new place to call home.

Danville showcased a dedication to violent crime safety in its latest reported crime year by achieving a murder rate of 0. This accomplishment could indicate that it is a safe place for residents, but also provides a shining example to other urban areas endeavoring to create safer communities.

In 1991, property crime rates in the United States soared to over 5,140 crimes per 100,000 people. In the years since, the U.S. property crime rate has continued to decline with the most recent year reporting only 1954 property crimes. In Danville, the property crime rate was even less than the national average with a rate of 678, cementing it as one of the safest places to live with regards to property crime.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in Danville?

AreaVibes conducted surveys inquiring about the safety perception of Danville residents. Out of the respondents (35 in total), 91% expressed a strong sense of security, believing that crime rates in Danville were low, and they felt comfortable walking alone at night. Conversely, 9% held a contrasting viewpoint, expressing concerns about safety in the area and feeling uncomfortable walking alone during the nighttime hours.

Is Danville a Safe Place to Live?

Determining whether Danville is a place to live may not always yield a simple answer, given the city's varying safety levels across different areas. Nonetheless, comprehending the city's overall crime rate can be a valuable asset. In broad terms, Danville has an overall crime rate that is 69% lower than the national average. When we take a look at crime on a daily basis, this translates into 0.84 daily occurrences, comprising 0.04 violent crimes and 0.8 property crimes. Scrutinizing these statistics provides a foundation for a more informed assessment of the suitability of Danville as a potential place to establish residency.

Has Crime in Danville 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 Danville 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 Danville has increased by 17.3% year over year. Violent crime has decreased by 33.3% and property crime has increased by 21.8%.

Potential Causes for Crime in Danville

In Danville, 97.3% of residents have successfully graduated from high school, whereas the national average stands at 83%. The educational makeup of any city 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 Danville, the cost of living is 114.5% higher than the national average. A high cost of living can induce economic stress for locals, especially those with limited financial resources. When people grapple with soaring housing expenses, utility bills, healthcare costs, and other essential necessities, they may be driven towards criminal activities, including theft or fraud, as a means of financial survival. Conversely, cities boasting a lower cost of living may mitigate economic pressures and potentially result in reduced crime rates.

The effectiveness of law enforcement and community policing initiatives can influence crime rates. A strong and collaborative relationship between the police and the community can deter criminal activity and improve safety. In Danville, there are 0 police officers and civilians per 1,000 residents, compared to the national average of 3.25. The effectiveness of law enforcement often depends on community policing strategies that emphasize building trust and cooperation between the police and the community. It's not just about the number of officers but also how they engage with the community.

Danville crime map

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

      • Danville crime rates are 69% lower than the national average
      • Violent crimes in Danville are 91% lower than the national average
      • In Danville you have a 1 in 141 chance of becoming a victim of crime
      • Danville is safer than 88% of the cities in the United States
      • Year over year crime in Danville has increased by 22%

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        Daily Crime In Danville (per 100,000 people)

        The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily crimes in Danville for every 100,000 residents. The Danville total amount of daily crime is 4.00 times less than the California average and 3.27 times less than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Danville, is 15.32 times less than the California average, and it is 11.34 times less than the national average. The statistics for property crimes show that Danville has a daily crime average that is 3.46 times less than the California average and 2.88 times less than the daily national rate.

        How Safe is Danville (higher is better)

        Is Danville 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 Danville to other cities in the state and across the country, Danville is 98% safer than other cities of California and 88% safer than other cities in the nation. Danville has a ranks above average in comparison to other cities in the country.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Danville

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Danville is 1 in 3068
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Danville is 1 in 148
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Danville is 1 in 141
        Interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Danville? In Danville, you have a 1 in 3068 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 148. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Danville, CA is 1 in 141.

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

        An ideal indicator of whether Danville is becoming a safer or more dangerous place to live can be done by analyzing the year over year crime rates per 100,000 people. Year over year violent crime in Danville has decreased by 30% and the rate of property crime in Danville has increased by 27%. The total crime rate in Danville has increased by 22% year to year.

        Danville police department

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

        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.

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        Source: The Danville, 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.