Total crime 250%
Violent crime 396%
Property crime 224%
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.
Crime data for this area is not available from the FBI. Either data from local enforcement agencies is applied or estimates are created based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidentsCentral/100k peopleFresno/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime20,7408,715 (estimate)3,9002,7722,489
Violent crime2,9531,883 (estimate)555441379
Vehicle theft2,365n/a444.7358.8219.9
Property crime17,7876,832 (estimate)3,3452,3312,110

Key findings

  • Central crime rates are 250% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Central are 396% higher than the national average
  • In Central you have a 1 in 12 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Central is safer than 6% of the cities in California
  • Year over year crime in Fresno has not changed

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      Daily Crime In Central (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Central

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Central is 1 in 54
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Central is 1 in 15
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Central is 1 in 12

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

      Fresno police department

      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a93451,506
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a1.83.6

      Sex offenders in California

      StateTotal offendersCalifornia /100KNational /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, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Malaga, CA1,2462481,3091,556
      Biola, CA1,2652481,3091,556
      Calwa, CA1,3782481,3091,556
      Del Rey, CA1,5312481,3091,556
      Parlier, CA14,9534031,1641,567
      Easton, CA2,3472531,3381,591
      Caruthers, CA2,9722651,4031,668
      Fresno, CA513,8075553,3453,900

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Tucson, AZ527,5866883,2723,960
      Sacramento, CA484,5306273,1823,809
      Kansas City, MO471,7671,4313,8565,287
      Albuquerque, NM556,8591,3524,6375,989
      Mesa, AZ470,4563771,8692,246
      Fresno, CA513,8075553,3453,900
      Source: The Central, Fresno, 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.