Reported Annual Crime In Downey

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleDowney/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime3,604n/a (estimate)3,1752,9462,745
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleDowney/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder3n/a2.64.65.3
Rape23n/a20.337.241.7
Robbery182n/a160.3143.298.0
Assault174n/a153.3264.2248.9
Violent crime382n/a (estimate)337449383
Burglary591n/a520.7446.9430.4
Theft1,866n/a1,643.91,623.91,694.4
Vehicle theft765n/a673.9425.9237.4
Property crime3,222n/a (estimate)2,8382,4972,362

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When reviewing the above table, you see a comprehensive overview of all annual crimes reported in Downey, CA. All reported Downey, CA crimes are shown and for assessment, each particular crime is demonstrated, establishing an accurate total that represents any crimes committed for every 100,000 residents. You'll also notice that the crimes are distributed into two separate categories, being; violent crimes and property crimes. In addition, the table also demonstrates that the Downey, CA overall crime rate is 8% higher than in comparison to the California average; and is also 16% higher than compared to the national average. Specifically regarding violent crimes in Downey, CA, the rate is 25% lower than compared to the California average, and 12% lower than when paralleled to the national average. When comparing property crime, Downey, CA comes in at 14% higher than to the average seen in California, and 20% higher than the overall national average.
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The Downey crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Downey as reported by the local law enforcement agency. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with low crime compared to the areas with high crime. The Downey crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Downey is 16% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 8.7 daily crimes that occur in Downey.
  • Downey is safer than 30% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Downey you have a 1 in 32 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Downey has increased by 13%.

Compare Downey, CA Crime To Other Cities

Daily Crime In Downey (per 100,000 people)

The illustration above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Downey, CA on a daily bases (per 100,000 people) to crimes committed throughout the state of California. A comparison to the average number of daily national crimes is displayed as well. According to the latest crime statistics, daily crimes in Downey, CA (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to California state wide, are 1.08 times more than the state average and 1.16 times more than than national statistics. Violent crimes committed in Downey, CA on a daily bases are 1.34 times less than than California average and 1.14 times less than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Downey, CA are 1.14 times more than the daily state average and 1.20 times more than the daily national numbers.

How Safe is Downey (higher is better)

Are people any safer living in the Downey, CA area in comparison to other California communities and all other cities throughout the United States? The evidence provided by these graphs show Downey, CA being safer than 38% of cities in California and 30% of cities across the United States as a whole. 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 Downey, CA. In conclusion, Downey, CA now ranks below average in comparison to all United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Downey

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Downey is 1 in 298
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Downey is 1 in 36
The chance of being a victim of crime in Downey is 1 in 32
Are you interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Downey, CA? Just look at the above illustrations to see what your chances are of becoming a victim of any crime, such as property crime or violent crime, in this city. In Downey, CA, you have a 1 in 298 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 Downey, CA is 1 in 32.

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

Determining whether Downey, CA is growing less or more safe for inhabitants is most easily done by comparing yearly crime rates. Graphs - like the one above - show crimes by crime type per 100,000 residents. They are displayed by crime types of violent, property, and total, in order to give a better overview of yearly crime rates. Downey, CA has increased by 15% in violent crimes. At the same time, property crime has increased by 13% year over year. Total crimes for Downey, CA has increased by 13% in the same time frame.

Downey police department

ItemDowneyCaliforniaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)14451,506558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.33.63.3
There are a total of 144 Downey police officers. This results in 1.3 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 64.9% less than the California average and 61% less than the National average.

Sex offenders in California

StateTotal offendersCalifornia /100KNational /100K
California68,119197222
There are a total of 68,119 sex offenders in California. This yields a total of 197 sex offenders in California per 100,000 residents which is 11% less than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Rolling Hills, CA1,7600317317
San Pasqual, CA2,01770392462
Rose Hills, CA3,033101562663
Bradbury, CA95492646738
Ladera Heights, CA7,195146812958
East Pasadena, CA6,1591618931,054
Rossmoor, CA10,9331719511,122
Downey, CA113,2233372,8383,175

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Arvada, CO113,5321622,7672,928
Round Rock, TX112,7671362,1672,303
Wilmington, NC113,7246263,6164,242
Miami Gardens, FL112,5147863,2654,051
Costa Mesa, CA112,4393193,7954,113
Downey, CA113,2233372,8383,175
Source: The Downey, CA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2017. 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.
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