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Total crime 141%
Violent crime 90%
Property crime 149%
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 peopleEureka/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,688n/a (estimate)6,2122,8282,580
Murder3n/a11.04.45.0
Rape26n/a95.739.242.6
Robbery64n/a235.5137.386.2
Assault104n/a382.7266.5246.8
Violent crime197n/a (estimate)725447381
Burglary231n/a850.1416.2376.0
Theft1,055n/a3,882.41,571.81,594.6
Vehicle theft205n/a754.4392.4228.9
Property crime1,491n/a (estimate)5,4872,3802,200

Key findings

  • Eureka crime rates are 141% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Eureka are 90% higher than the national average
  • In Eureka you have a 1 in 17 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Eureka is safer than 4% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Eureka has increased by 3%

Eureka crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Eureka (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Eureka 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 Eureka (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to California, are 2.20 times more than the state average and 2.41 times more than than national average. Violent crimes committed in Eureka on a daily basis are 1.62 times more than than California average and 1.90 times more than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Eureka are 2.31 times more than the daily state average and 2.49 times more than the daily national numbers.

      How Safe is Eureka (higher is better)

      Compared to the other cities in California and all other cities across the US, is Eureka safe? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Eureka is safer than 5% of other cities in the state of California. In addition, Eureka is safer than 4% 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 Eureka. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Eureka is below average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Eureka

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Eureka is 1 in 138
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Eureka is 1 in 19
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Eureka is 1 in 17
      Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Eureka? If you reside in Eureka, the likelihood that you will become a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 138. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 19 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 Eureka, is 1 in 17.

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

      The year over year crime rate per 100,000 people for Eureka is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining if living in Eureka has become safer or more dangerous. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have decreased by 19% in Eureka, while property crimes in Eureka have increased by 7%. Total crime has increased by 3% year over year.

      Eureka police department

      ItemEurekaCaliforniaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)7651,506558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.83.63.3
      There are a total of 76 Eureka police officers. This results in 2.8 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 23.4% less than the California average and 14.9% 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
      Bayview CDP (Contra Costa County), CA1,7531749251,098
      Cutten, CA2,9822031,0781,281
      Blue Lake, CA1,1472031,0831,286
      Bayview, CA2,5272511,3361,587
      Pine Hills, CA3,4402551,3571,611
      Humboldt Hill, CA3,7102841,5111,795
      Ferndale, CA1,4194371,4571,894
      Eureka, CA27,0027255,4876,212

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Watertown, NY26,9976863,5424,227
      Garden City, MI27,0093969091,305
      Easton, PA27,0142541,4291,683
      Tualatin, OR27,0242172,6352,851
      South Laurel, MD26,9525162,2392,755
      Eureka, CA27,0027255,4876,212
      Source: The Eureka, 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.