Reported Annual Crime In El Cerrito

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleEl Cerrito/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,509n/a (estimate)5,8712,9462,745
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleEl Cerrito/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder1n/a3.94.65.3
Rape2n/a7.837.241.7
Robbery93n/a361.8143.298.0
Assault72n/a280.1264.2248.9
Violent crime168n/a (estimate)654449383
Burglary164n/a638.0446.9430.4
Theft1,100n/a4,279.51,623.91,694.4
Vehicle theft77n/a299.6425.9237.4
Property crime1,341n/a (estimate)5,2172,4972,362

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A general overview of all the annual reported crimes in El Cerrito, CA is displayed above. The data has been arranged to make it easier to find both the gross total of reported crimes and the number of crimes reported per 100,000 people in El Cerrito, CA. These statistics are further divided into two distinct categories (violent crimes and property crimes) to provide more insight to how prevalent crime is in the area. You'll find that the rate of crime in El Cerrito, CA averages 99% higher than the rest of California while the rate of crime on a national scale is 114% higher than. You'll find that the occurrence of violent crime in El Cerrito, CA is 45% higher than the average rate of crime in California and 71% higher than the rest of the nation. Similarly, crime involving property stands 109% higher than the remainder of the state of California and 121% higher than the nation's average. Both of these statistics relate to how safe residents and businesses are while performing everyday activities in the El Cerrito, CA area.
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El Cerrito crime map

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The El Cerrito crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in El Cerrito 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 El Cerrito crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in El Cerrito is 114% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 16.08 daily crimes that occur in El Cerrito.
  • El Cerrito is safer than 7% of the cities in the United States.
  • In El Cerrito you have a 1 in 18 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in El Cerrito has increased by 10%.

Compare El Cerrito, CA Crime To Other Cities

Daily Crime In El Cerrito (per 100,000 people)

The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in El Cerrito, CA is demonstrated in the illustration above. So that direct comparisons can be made, the number of daily crimes for California and on a national level are also posted. As you can see, the daily crimes for El Cerrito, CA are 1.99 times more than the California average and 2.14 times more than the national level. Daily violent Crimes in El Cerrito, CA are 1.45 times more than than California and 1.71 times more than the national mean. While daily property crimes in El Cerrito, CA are 2.09 times more than than California and 2.21 times more than the national average.

How Safe is El Cerrito (higher is better)

Compared to the other cities in California and cities in all other U.S. states, how safe is El Cerrito, CA? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that El Cerrito, CA has been ranked safer than 7% of other cities in the state of California. In addition, El Cerrito, CA is safer than 7% of cities in the entire United States. To achieve these results, all California and United States cities were analyzed to determine how many locations had a lower crime rate than El Cerrito, CA. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that El Cerrito, CA is below average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in El Cerrito

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in El Cerrito is 1 in 153
The chance of being a victim of property crime in El Cerrito is 1 in 20
The chance of being a victim of crime in El Cerrito is 1 in 18
Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in El Cerrito, CA? The graphics above display the likelihood of becoming victimized by an illegal act such as a crime including violence or property damage. If you reside in El Cerrito, CA, the likelihood that you will suffer a violent crime is 1 in 153. These sorts of violent crimes include murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Illegal actions against property are represented by a likelihood of 1 in 20 that you become a victim. These sorts of crimes against personal property include burglary, theft, and auto theft. In total, the likelihood of being victimized by a crime in El Cerrito, CA is 1 in 18.

Year Over Year Crime In El Cerrito (per 100,000 people)

A good indicator of whether El Cerrito, CA is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live can be determined by analyzing the year over year crime rate. In the graph above, the year over year crime rates are displayed for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people. The number of violent crimes in El Cerrito, CA has increased by 68%, while the property crime rate in El Cerrito, CA has increased by 5% year over year. The number of total crimes in El Cerrito, CA has increased by 10% year over year.

El Cerrito police department

ItemEl CerritoCaliforniaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)4751,506558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.93.63.3
There are a total of 47 El Cerrito police officers. This results in 1.9 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 46.1% less than the California average and 40.2% 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
Lafayette, CA25,38126226253
Acalanes Ridge, CA1,00063350413
Castle Hill, CA1,20263350413
Shell Ridge, CA1,12363350413
Black Point-Green Point, CA1,59263350413
Belvedere, CA2,0170516516
Reliez Valley, CA3,59586476561
El Cerrito, CA24,6466545,2175,871

Cities with similar population

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Muskego, WI24,65024768792
Lodi, NJ24,6541721,4731,645
Cliffside Park, NJ24,66191715807
Fort Dodge, IA24,6266214,4185,039
Waverly, MI24,6174051,6212,026
El Cerrito, CA24,6466545,2175,871
Source: The El Cerrito, 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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