Annual Crime In Fairfax (2018)

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.
In the event that crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, estimates are used. The estimates are based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleFairfax/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime122n/a (estimate)1,6012,8282,580
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleFairfax/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.04.45.0
Rape1n/a13.139.242.6
Robbery1n/a13.1137.386.2
Assault4n/a52.5266.5246.8
Violent crime6n/a (estimate)79447381
Burglary21n/a275.6416.2376.0
Theft90n/a1,181.11,571.81,594.6
Vehicle theft5n/a65.6392.4228.9
Property crime116n/a (estimate)1,5222,3802,200

Key findings

  • Fairfax crime rates are 38% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Fairfax are 79% lower than the national average
  • In Fairfax you have a 1 in 63 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Fairfax is safer than 68% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Fairfax has decreased by 19%

Fairfax crime map

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Compare Fairfax, CA Crime To Other Cities

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      Daily Crime In Fairfax (per 100,000 people)

      The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Fairfax, CA is displayed in the graph above. As you can see, the daily crimes for Fairfax are 1.77 times less than the California average and 1.61 times less than the national level. Daily violent crimes in Fairfax are 5.68 times less than than California and 4.83 times less than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Fairfax are 1.56 times less than than California and 1.44 times less than the national average.

      How Safe is Fairfax (higher is better)

      Many people wonder how safe they are in Fairfax, CA 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 85% safer than other cities of California and 68% 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 1270
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Fairfax is 1 in 66
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Fairfax is 1 in 63
      How likely are you to become a victim of crime? In Fairfax, CA you have a 1 in 1270 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 66 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 63 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 decreased by 62%, while the property crime rate in Fairfax has decreased by 14% year over year. The number of total crimes in Fairfax has decreased by 19% 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
      Black Point-Green Point, CA1,59263334397
      Inverness, CA1,07463334397
      Bolinas, CA1,28163334397
      Woodacre, CA1,54263334397
      Sleepy Hollow, CA2,27570373443
      Belvedere, CA2,0170515515
      Lagunitas-Forest Knolls, CA1,53082435517
      Fairfax, CA7,598791,5221,601

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Yreka, CA7,5984892,9183,407
      Selah, WA7,5991012,4712,572
      Rockton, IL7,5961212,4722,593
      Sanger, TX7,595319414733
      Holly Springs, MS7,5912812,8903,172
      Fairfax, CA7,598791,5221,601
      Source: The Fairfax, 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.