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Total crime 38%
Violent crime 38%
Property crime 39%
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 peopleElk Grove/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime2,773n/a (estimate)1,5882,8282,580
Murder1n/a0.64.45.0
Rape40n/a22.939.242.6
Robbery93n/a53.2137.386.2
Assault280n/a160.3266.5246.8
Violent crime414n/a (estimate)237447381
Burglary321n/a183.8416.2376.0
Theft1,859n/a1,064.41,571.81,594.6
Vehicle theft179n/a102.5392.4228.9
Property crime2,359n/a (estimate)1,3512,3802,200

Key findings

  • Elk Grove crime rates are 38% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Elk Grove are 38% lower than the national average
  • In Elk Grove you have a 1 in 63 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Elk Grove is safer than 52% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Elk Grove has decreased by 7%

Elk Grove crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Elk Grove (per 100,000 people)

      The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in Elk Grove, CA per 100,000 people. In Elk Grove, the number of daily crimes is projected to be 1.78 times less than the California average and 1.63 times less than the national average. The average number of daily violent crimes in Elk Grove is 1.89 times less than the California average and 1.61 times less than the daily national average. With regards to property crimes, Elk Grove has a daily crime rate that is 1.76 times less than the California average and 1.63 times less than the overall daily national average.

      How Safe is Elk Grove (higher is better)

      Compared to the other cities in California and all other cities across the US, is Elk Grove safe? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Elk Grove is safer than 70% of other cities in the state of California. In addition, Elk Grove is safer than 52% 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 Elk Grove. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Elk Grove is above average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Elk Grove

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Elk Grove is 1 in 422
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Elk Grove is 1 in 75
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Elk Grove is 1 in 63
      Are you at risk of becoming a victim of crime in Elk Grove, California? If you reside in Elk Grove, then there is a 1 in 422 chance that you will experience a violent crime. These types of crimes may include homicide, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Your risk of being a victim of property crime is 1 in 75. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 63 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Elk Grove.

      Year Over Year Crime In Elk Grove (per 100,000 people)

      A good indicator of whether Elk Grove 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 Elk Grove has decreased by 26%, while the property crime rate in Elk Grove has decreased by 2% year over year. The number of total crimes in Elk Grove has decreased by 7% year over year.

      Elk Grove police department

      ItemElk GroveCaliforniaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)20551,506558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.33.63.3
      There are a total of 205 Elk Grove police officers. This results in 1.3 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 63.7% less than the California average and 59.7% 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
      Herald, CA1,059138737876
      Clay, CA1,209154820974
      Walnut Grove, CA1,4691658781,043
      Gold River, CA7,6522101,1201,331
      Collierville, CA2,3182201,1711,391
      Wilton, CA4,9952361,2551,491
      Galt, CA24,8483621,7402,102
      Elk Grove, CA163,6342371,3511,588

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Pembroke Pines, FL164,7531811,9262,107
      Springfield, MO165,1381,3167,0198,335
      Salem, OR161,9754184,1684,586
      Eugene, OR161,6493873,2223,610
      Corona, CA161,6141551,9202,074
      Elk Grove, CA163,6342371,3511,588
      Source: The Elk Grove, 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.