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Total crime 46%
Violent crime 69%
Property crime 42%
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 peopleFairfax/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime101n/a (estimate)1,3342,7722,489
Murder0n/a0.04.35.0
Rape3n/a39.637.542.6
Robbery0n/a0.0132.481.6
Assault6n/a79.3267.1250.2
Violent crime9n/a (estimate)119441379
Burglary13n/a171.8386.1340.5
Theft77n/a1,017.31,586.31,549.5
Vehicle theft2n/a26.4358.8219.9
Property crime92n/a (estimate)1,2152,3312,110

Key findings

  • Fairfax crime rates are 46% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Fairfax are 69% lower than the national average
  • In Fairfax you have a 1 in 75 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Fairfax is safer than 67% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Fairfax has decreased by 17%

Fairfax crime map

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

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Compare Fairfax, CA Crime

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      Daily Crime In Fairfax (per 100,000 people)

      The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Fairfax, California is displayed in the graph above. As you can see, the daily crimes for Fairfax are 2.08 times less than the California average and 1.87 times less than the national level. Daily violent crimes in Fairfax are 3.71 times less than than California and 3.19 times less than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Fairfax are 1.92 times less than than California and 1.74 times less than the national average.

      How Safe is Fairfax (higher is better)

      Is Fairfax safe in comparison to other cities in the state of California as well as in comparison to the rest of the areas across the United States. Using the gauges above, which compare crime in Fairfax to other cities in the state and across the country, Fairfax is 86% safer than other cities of California and 67% safer than other cities in the nation. Fairfax has a ranks above average in comparison to other cities in the country.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Fairfax

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Fairfax is 1 in 842
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Fairfax is 1 in 83
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Fairfax is 1 in 75
      How likely are you to become a victim of crime? In Fairfax, California you have a 1 in 842 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery and assault. With regards to property crime, you have a 1 in 83 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 75 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Fairfax.

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

      A good indicator of whether Fairfax 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 Fairfax has increased by 51%, while the property crime rate in Fairfax has decreased by 20% year over year. The number of total crimes in Fairfax has decreased by 17% year over year.

      Fairfax police department

      ItemFairfaxCaliforniaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)1651,506558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.13.63.3
      There are a total of 16 Fairfax police officers. This results in 2.1 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 41.6% less than the California average and 35.2% 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
      Inverness, CA1,07462327389
      Woodacre, CA1,54262327389
      Black Point-Green Point, CA1,59262327389
      Bolinas, CA1,28162327389
      Sleepy Hollow, CA2,27569366435
      Lagunitas-Forest Knolls, CA1,53081426507
      Belvedere, CA2,01747710757
      Fairfax, CA7,5981191,2151,334

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Yreka, CA7,5983723,1223,494
      Selah, WA7,599861,5661,652
      Rockton, IL7,5961081,7211,829
      Sanger, TX7,5954202,3982,819
      Holly Springs, MS7,5913342,8583,192
      Fairfax, CA7,5981191,2151,334
      Source: The Fairfax, 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.