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Total crime 1%
Violent crime 30%
Property crime 7%
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 peopleFullerton/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime3,530n/a (estimate)2,5182,7722,489
Murder2n/a1.44.35.0
Rape80n/a57.137.542.6
Robbery108n/a77.0132.481.6
Assault183n/a130.5267.1250.2
Violent crime373n/a (estimate)266441379
Burglary318n/a226.8386.1340.5
Theft2,479n/a1,768.31,586.31,549.5
Vehicle theft360n/a256.8358.8219.9
Property crime3,157n/a (estimate)2,2522,3312,110

Key findings

  • Fullerton crime rates are 1% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Fullerton are 30% lower than the national average
  • In Fullerton you have a 1 in 40 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Fullerton is safer than 37% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Fullerton has decreased by 11%

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

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      Daily Crime In Fullerton (per 100,000 people)

      The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily crimes in Fullerton for every 100,000 residents. The Fullerton total amount of daily crime is 1.10 times less than the California average and 1.01 times more than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Fullerton, is 1.66 times less than the California average, and it is 1.43 times less than the national average. The statistics for property crimes show that Fullerton has a daily crime average that is 1.04 times less than the California average and 1.07 times more than the daily national rate.

      How Safe is Fullerton (higher is better)

      Compared to the other cities in California and all other cities across the US, is Fullerton safe? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Fullerton is safer than 51% of other cities in the state of California. In addition, Fullerton is safer than 37% of cities in the entire United States. To achieve these results, all California and United States cities were analyzed to determine how many locations had a lower crime rate than Fullerton. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Fullerton is below average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Fullerton

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Fullerton is 1 in 376
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Fullerton is 1 in 45
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Fullerton is 1 in 40
      Are you at risk of becoming a victim of crime in Fullerton, California? If you reside in Fullerton, then there is a 1 in 376 chance that you will experience a violent crime. These types of crimes may include homicide, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Your risk of being a victim of property crime is 1 in 45. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 40 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Fullerton.

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

      An analysis of year to year crime rates in Fullerton, California (per 100,000 people) is a useful indicator of whether the area is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live. The amount of violent crime in Fullerton has increased by 13%, the amount of property crime in Fullerton has decreased by 13%, and the total amount of crime in Fullerton has decreased by 11% year over year.

      Fullerton police department

      ItemFullertonCaliforniaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)20451,506558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.53.63.3
      There are a total of 204 Fullerton police officers. This results in 1.5 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 59.2% less than the California average and 54.7% 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
      Rose Hills, CA3,03399525624
      Villa Park, CA5,92268753822
      Yorba Linda, CA67,36262919981
      Rossmoor, CA10,9331688881,056
      Temple City, CA36,0841779151,091
      Chino Hills, CA77,2661121,0531,166
      Los Alamitos, CA11,661521,1261,178
      Fullerton, CA139,4912662,2522,518

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Orange, CA139,9191291,5621,691
      Killeen, TX138,7453842,2602,644
      Pasadena, CA140,2684322,0202,452
      McAllen, TX138,475972,4812,577
      Dayton, OH141,1439624,0405,002
      Fullerton, CA139,4912662,2522,518
      Source: The Fullerton, 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.