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Total crime 126%
Violent crime 55%
Property crime 138%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2019 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2020; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleEl Cerrito/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,452n/a (estimate)5,6152,7722,489
Murder1n/a3.94.35.0
Rape4n/a15.537.542.6
Robbery91n/a351.9132.481.6
Assault56n/a216.6267.1250.2
Violent crime152n/a (estimate)588441379
Burglary166n/a642.0386.1340.5
Theft1,054n/a4,076.31,586.31,549.5
Vehicle theft80n/a309.4358.8219.9
Property crime1,300n/a (estimate)5,0282,3312,110

Key findings

  • El Cerrito crime rates are 126% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in El Cerrito are 55% higher than the national average
  • In El Cerrito you have a 1 in 18 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • El Cerrito is safer than 8% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in El Cerrito has decreased by 2%

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

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

      The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in El Cerrito, California is displayed in the graph above. As you can see, the daily crimes for El Cerrito are 2.03 times more than the California average and 2.26 times more than the national level. Daily violent crimes in El Cerrito are 1.33 times more than than California and 1.55 times more than the national mean. While daily property crimes in El Cerrito are 2.16 times more than than California and 2.38 times more than the national average.

      How Safe is El Cerrito (higher is better)

      Compared to the other cities in California and all other cities across the US, is El Cerrito safe? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that El Cerrito is safer than 7% of other cities in the state of California. In addition, El Cerrito is safer than 8% 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. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that El Cerrito 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 171
      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? If you reside in El Cerrito, the likelihood that you will become a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 171. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 20 change that you will become a victim of a property crime. 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, is 1 in 18.

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

      A good indicator of whether El Cerrito is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live can be determined by analyzing the year over year crime rate (per 100,000 people). The number of violent crimes in El Cerrito has decreased by 11%, while the property crime rate in El Cerrito has decreased by 1% year over year. The number of total crimes in El Cerrito has decreased by 2% 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
      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.

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Black Point-Green Point, CA1,59262327389
      Acalanes Ridge, CA1,00062327389
      Shell Ridge, CA1,12362327389
      Castle Hill, CA1,20262327389
      San Miguel, CA3,21484444528
      Reliez Valley, CA3,59584444528
      Belvedere, CA2,01747710757
      El Cerrito, CA24,6465885,0285,615

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      Muskego, WI24,65020337357
      Lodi, NJ24,6541431,1151,258
      Cliffside Park, NJ24,66169391460
      Fort Dodge, IA24,6264213,0203,441
      Waverly, MI24,6173941,4271,821
      El Cerrito, CA24,6465885,0285,615
      Source: The El Cerrito, CA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2019. 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.