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Total crime 51%
Violent crime 46%
Property crime 52%
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 peopleFresno/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime20,740n/a (estimate)3,9002,8282,580
Murder32n/a6.04.45.0
Rape170n/a32.039.242.6
Robbery909n/a170.9137.386.2
Assault1,842n/a346.4266.5246.8
Violent crime2,953n/a (estimate)555447381
Burglary2,949n/a554.5416.2376.0
Theft12,473n/a2,345.41,571.81,594.6
Vehicle theft2,365n/a444.7392.4228.9
Property crime17,787n/a (estimate)3,3452,3802,200

Key findings

  • Fresno crime rates are 51% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Fresno are 46% higher than the national average
  • In Fresno you have a 1 in 26 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Fresno is safer than 13% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Fresno has decreased by 14%

Fresno crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Fresno (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Fresno, CA per 100,000 people. In Fresno, the total number of daily crimes is 1.38 times more than the California average and 1.51 times more than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Fresno is 1.24 times more than the California average and 1.46 times more than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Fresno has a daily crime rate that is 1.41 times more than the California average and 1.52 times more than the national average.

      How Safe is Fresno (higher is better)

      Is Fresno 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 Fresno to other cities in the state and across the country, Fresno is 15% safer than other cities of California and 13% safer than other cities in the nation. Fresno has a ranks below average in comparison to other cities in the country.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Fresno

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Fresno is 1 in 181
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Fresno is 1 in 30
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Fresno is 1 in 26
      Are you worried about becoming a crime victim? In Fresno, your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 181. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 30 chance of being the victim of a property crime such as vehicle theft, personal property theft, and burglary. Your overall risk of becoming a crime victim in Fresno is 1 in 26.

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

      An ideal indicator of whether Fresno is becoming a safer or more dangerous place to live can be done by analyzing the year over year crime rates per 100,000 people. Year over year violent crime in Fresno has decreased by 9% and the rate of property crime in Fresno has decreased by 14%. The total crime rate in Fresno has decreased by 14% year to year.

      Fresno police department

      ItemFresnoCaliforniaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)93451,506558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.83.63.3
      There are a total of 934 Fresno police officers. This results in 1.8 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 48.9% less than the California average and 43.2% 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
      Biola, CA1,2652511,3361,587
      Calwa, CA1,3782511,3361,587
      Del Rey, CA1,5312511,3361,587
      Malaga, CA1,2462511,3361,587
      Easton, CA2,3472571,3661,622
      Caruthers, CA2,9722691,4321,701
      Sanger, CA24,7413481,4321,780
      Fresno, CA513,8075553,3453,900

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Tucson, AZ527,5867374,9545,691
      Sacramento, CA484,5306573,0413,697
      Kansas City, MO471,7671,5904,3075,897
      Albuquerque, NM556,8591,3656,1797,544
      Mesa, AZ470,4563641,9852,349
      Fresno, CA513,8075553,3453,900
      Source: The Fresno, 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.