Total crime 2%
Violent crime 15%
Property crime 5%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2018 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2019; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleDowney/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime2,982n/a (estimate)2,6322,8282,580
Violent crime367n/a (estimate)324447381
Vehicle theft606n/a535.0392.4228.9
Property crime2,615n/a (estimate)2,3092,3802,200

Key findings

  • Downey crime rates are 2% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Downey are 15% lower than the national average
  • In Downey you have a 1 in 38 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Downey is safer than 33% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Downey has decreased by 17%

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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 lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Downey crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Downey (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Downey on a daily basis (per 100,000 people) to crimes committed throughout the state of California and the USA. According to the latest crime statistics, daily crimes in Downey (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to California, are 1.07 times less than the state average and 1.02 times more than than national average. Violent crimes committed in Downey on a daily basis are 1.38 times less than than California average and 1.17 times less than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Downey are 1.03 times less than the daily state average and 1.05 times more than the daily national numbers.

      How Safe is Downey (higher is better)

      Are people any safer living in Downey in comparison to other California communities and all other areas throughout the United States? When we look at all cities across America, is Downey safe? The evidence provided by these graphs show Downey being safer than 43% of cities in California and 33% 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 Downey. In conclusion, Downey ranks below average compared to the rest of the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Downey

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Downey is 1 in 309
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Downey is 1 in 44
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Downey is 1 in 38
      Interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Downey? In Downey, you have a 1 in 309 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 44. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Downey, CA is 1 in 38.

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

      Determining whether Downey is becoming less or more safe for its residents (per 100,000) is most easily done by comparing year-over-year crime rates. Downey violent crime rates have decreased by 4%. At the same time, property crime has decreased by 19% year over year. Total crimes for Downey has decreased by 17% in the same time frame.

      Downey police department

      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
      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, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Rolling Hills, CA1,7600265265
      San Pasqual, CA2,01770373443
      Rose Hills, CA3,033101536636
      Ladera Heights, CA7,195145774919
      Rancho Palos Verdes, CA42,41275916991
      East Pasadena, CA6,1591608521,011
      Rossmoor, CA10,9331709071,077
      Downey, CA113,2233242,3092,632

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Arvada, CO113,5322252,9383,163
      Round Rock, TX112,7671211,9582,079
      Wilmington, NC113,7246073,0093,616
      Miami Gardens, FL112,5147123,9504,662
      Costa Mesa, CA112,4393013,3163,617
      Downey, CA113,2233242,3092,632
      Source: The Downey, CA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2018. 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.