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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2022 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2023; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleExeter/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime225n/a (estimate)2,1812,8432,324
Violent crime23n/a (estimate)223500370
Vehicle theft16n/a155.1471.9282.7
Property crime202n/a (estimate)1,9582,3431,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Exeter, CA

Crime can be categorized into two primary types: violent and property crimes. Violent crimes encompass offenses such as murder, rape, robbery, and assault, whereas property crimes involve acts like burglary, theft, and vehicle theft. The overall crime rate in Exeter is 6.2% lower than the national average. Specifically, there were 23 violent crimes reported in Exeter, equivalent to 223 per 100,000 residents, which is lower than the national average by 39.7%. Additionally, Exeter recorded 202 property crimes, amounting to 1958 per 100,000 people, higher than the national average by 0.2%.

When evaluating the Exeter crime rate for every 100,000 residents, it positions itself in the middle range among all cities that reported crime. Our examination of total offenses, spanning both violent and property crimes, indicates that the reported Exeter crime rates closely correspond to the national average reported by other regions.

While murder rates in the United States have generally declined since 1990, recent years have seen an unfortunate uptick. Exeter stands out with one of the nation's highest murder rates among cities reporting crime data. In Exeter, a total of 3 murders were reported, equating to 29 murders per 100,000 residents. This statistic underscores the challenges facing the area in terms of severe violent crime and the importance of ongoing efforts to enhance safety and security within the community.

The property crime rate per 100,000 people in Exeter is very similar to the national average. Exeter had a property crime rate of 1958, while the national average was 1954. Based on these numbers, you could expect an average amount of property crime in this area.

Is Exeter a Safe Place to Live?

To get a feel for the safety of living in Exeter, it's essential to analyze both the overall crime rate and the daily incident count. Exeter presents a total crime rate that is 6% lower than the national average per 100,000 residents. Consequently, Exeter experiences an average of 0.62 daily crimes, comprising 0.06 violent incidents and 0.55 property-related offenses. This evaluation offers a comprehensive understanding of the safety landscape, aiding individuals in making informed decisions when considering relocation.

Has Crime in Exeter Increased Since Last Year?

Examining year-over-year crime data provides insights into short-term trends with regards to the crime activity in Exeter. This analysis involves comparing crime rates from one year to the next, enabling the identification of patterns and fluctuations in crime. Such information proves invaluable to residents seeking to make well-informed decisions about their choice of residence. In the most recent year, compared to the previous one, total crime in Exeter has decreased by 18.8%. Specifically, violent crime has decreased by 28.1%, while property crime has decreased by 17.6%. This data empowers individuals with a clearer understanding of the evolving safety landscape in Exeter.

Potential Causes for Crime in Exeter

In Exeter, the cost of living is 7.43% higher than the national average. A high cost of living can induce economic stress for locals, especially those with limited financial resources. When people grapple with soaring housing expenses, utility bills, healthcare costs, and other essential necessities, they may be driven towards criminal activities, including theft or fraud, as a means of financial survival. Conversely, cities boasting a lower cost of living may mitigate economic pressures and potentially result in reduced crime rates.

The effectiveness of law enforcement and community policing initiatives can influence crime rates. A strong and collaborative relationship between the police and the community can deter criminal activity and improve safety. In Exeter, there are 1.79 police officers and civilians per 1,000 residents, compared to the national average of 3.25. The effectiveness of law enforcement often depends on community policing strategies that emphasize building trust and cooperation between the police and the community. It's not just about the number of officers but also how they engage with the community.

In areas where housing affordability is an issue, crime can become a significant concern. Some individuals and families may be forced to live in overcrowded or substandard housing conditions, which can increase stress and potentially contribute to domestic disputes and related crimes. The median home price in Exeter is $224,000, compared to a national average of $184,700.

Exeter crime map

The Exeter crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Exeter as reported by the local law enforcement agencies. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Exeter crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level. Please note that the red areas on the Exeter crime map does not always indicate that it is a dangerous area for its residents. Areas on the heat map could be inflated if they are located in high traffic areas like airports, sports centers or large parks. Other areas on the heat map could see increased crime rates if they are located in major tourist areas like the downtown core.
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Crime Quick Facts

  • Exeter crime rates are 6% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Exeter are 40% lower than the national average
  • In Exeter you have a 1 in 46 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Exeter is safer than 43% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Exeter has decreased by 17%

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        Daily Crime In Exeter (per 100,000 people)

        The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in Exeter, CA per 100,000 people. In Exeter, the number of daily crimes is projected to be 1.30 times less than the California average and 1.07 times less than the national average. The average number of daily violent crimes in Exeter is 2.24 times less than the California average and 1.66 times less than the daily national average. With regards to property crimes, Exeter has a daily crime rate that is 1.20 times less than the California average and 1.00 times more than the overall daily national average.

        How Safe is Exeter (higher is better)

        Are people any safer living in Exeter in comparison to other California communities and all other areas throughout the United States? When we look at all cities across America, is Exeter safe? The evidence provided by these graphs show Exeter being safer than 70% of cities in California and 43% 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 Exeter. In conclusion, Exeter ranks below average compared to the rest of the United States.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Exeter

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Exeter is 1 in 449
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Exeter is 1 in 52
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Exeter is 1 in 46
        Interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Exeter? In Exeter, you have a 1 in 449 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 52. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Exeter, CA is 1 in 46.

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

        A good indicator of whether Exeter 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 Exeter has decreased by 27%, while the property crime rate in Exeter has decreased by 16% year over year. The number of total crimes in Exeter has decreased by 17% year over year.

        Exeter police department

        Item Exeter California National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)1951,506558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.83.63.3
        There are a total of 19 Exeter police officers. This results in 1.8 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 50.4% less than the California average and 44.9% less than the National average.

        Sex offenders in California

        State Total offenders California /100K National /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 Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Woodlake, CA7,7083376881,025
        Three Rivers, CA2,6992099771,186
        Patterson Tract, CA2,0032671,2491,516
        Farmersville, CA10,8424641,1301,594
        Matheny, CA1,0362811,3151,596
        Woodville, CA1,8362811,3151,596
        Lindsay, CA12,7933491,7132,062
        Exeter, CA10,4332231,9582,181

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        Bellefontaine Neighbors, MO10,4411,2353,4494,685
        Exeter, CA10,4332231,9582,181
        Source: The Exeter, CA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2022. 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.