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Total crime 16%
Violent crime 10%
Property crime 17%
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 peopleGilroy/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,730n/a (estimate)2,8782,7722,489
Murder5n/a8.34.35.0
Rape37n/a61.637.542.6
Robbery69n/a114.8132.481.6
Assault140n/a232.9267.1250.2
Violent crime251n/a (estimate)418441379
Burglary186n/a309.5386.1340.5
Theft1,034n/a1,720.31,586.31,549.5
Vehicle theft259n/a430.9358.8219.9
Property crime1,479n/a (estimate)2,4612,3312,110

Key findings

  • Gilroy crime rates are 16% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Gilroy are 10% higher than the national average
  • In Gilroy you have a 1 in 35 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Gilroy is safer than 28% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Gilroy has decreased by 7%

Gilroy crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Gilroy (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Gilroy, CA per 100,000 people. In Gilroy, the total number of daily crimes is 1.04 times more than the California average and 1.16 times more than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Gilroy is 1.06 times less than the California average and 1.10 times more than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Gilroy has a daily crime rate that is 1.06 times more than the California average and 1.17 times more than the national average.

      How Safe is Gilroy (higher is better)

      When comparing the safety of Gilroy to every other city in California, as well as the entirety of the United States, is Gilroy safe? The gauges above illustrate that Gilroy is safer than 34% of every city located within California along with 28% of the all the cities located in the United States. The results of these graphs are created after analyzing each of the cities in California and in the United States as a whole. As a result, Gilroy, CA is ranked below average when compared to the rest of the US cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Gilroy

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Gilroy is 1 in 240
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Gilroy is 1 in 41
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Gilroy is 1 in 35
      Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Gilroy? In Gilroy, CA you have a 1 in 240 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 41 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and motor vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 35 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Gilroy.

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

      The year over year change in crime per 100,000 people helps to understand whether crime in Gilroy, CA is on the rise or declining. The violent crime rate in Gilroy has increased by 18%, while the property crime rate in Gilroy has decreased by 10% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Gilroy has decreased by 7% with regards to total crimes year over year.

      Gilroy police department

      ItemGilroyCaliforniaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)8551,506558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.73.63.3
      There are a total of 85 Gilroy police officers. This results in 1.7 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 53% less than the California average and 47.8% 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
      La Selva Beach, CA2,63369366435
      Corralitos, CA2,55769366435
      Aptos Hills-Larkin Valley, CA2,28876402478
      Day Valley, CA3,73984444528
      Ridgemark, CA3,175102541643
      Elkhorn, CA1,091131694825
      San Martin, CA7,245156823979
      Gilroy, CA52,5764182,4612,878

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Burlington, NC52,5708504,6025,452
      Delano, CA52,5383872,1092,496
      Levittown, PA52,4073061,4031,709
      West New York, NJ52,4072411,3021,543
      Elkhart, IN52,3785683,0203,588
      Gilroy, CA52,5764182,4612,878
      Source: The Gilroy, 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.