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15%
Total crime NAT. AVG.
59%
Violent crime NAT. AVG.
7%
Property crime NAT. AVG.
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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2022 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2023; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleGlendale/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime3,727n/a (estimate)1,9762,8432,324
Murder0n/a0.05.76.3
Rape18n/a9.537.440.0
Robbery130n/a68.9123.566.1
Assault135n/a71.6332.8268.2
Violent crime283n/a (estimate)150500370
Burglary486n/a257.7371.9269.8
Theft2,545n/a1,349.41,499.31,401.9
Vehicle theft413n/a219.0471.9282.7
Property crime3,444n/a (estimate)1,8262,3431,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Glendale, CA

Crime is typically categorized into two main types: violent and property crimes. Violent crimes encompass offenses such as murder, rape, robbery, and assault, while property crimes include burglary, theft, and vehicle theft. Based on the most recent report, the Glendale crime rate is lower than the national average by 15%. Specifically, there were 283 violent crimes in Glendale, equivalent to 150 per 100,000 individuals, lower than the national average by 59.4%. Furthermore, Glendale recorded 3444 property crimes, amounting to 1826 per 100,000 residents, which was lower than the average by 6.6%.

In the most recently reported crime year, Glendale registered zero reported homicides. This statistic not only designates the area as an exemplar of security but also emanates a profound sense of safety within its community. A minimal incidence of severe violent crime not only fosters a strong sense of well-being among residents but also sets a commendable standard for other regions aiming to cultivate similarly safe surroundings.

Glendale exhibits a property crime rate closely aligned with the national average. There were 1826 reported property crimes, which closely matches the national average of 1954 per 100,000 people. Consequently, the area's safety profile mirrors that of an average city, neither notably safer nor more dangerous than the norm. This balance suggests that Glendale maintains a consistent approach to property crime prevention in line with the broader national landscape.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in Glendale?

AreaVibes has conducted polls asking local residents if they feel safe living in Glendale. Based on the results of the surveys (50 responses), 80% of people felt that there was very little crime in Glendale and felt safe walking alone at night. While 20% of people felt that it was not a safe place to live and did not feel safe walking alone at night.

Is Glendale a Safe Place to Live?

Before you decide to relocate, it’s always good to ask yourself “Is Glendale a safe place to live?” Although the answer might not be that simple, as some areas are safer than others, getting a good feel for the overall rate of crime can definitely be helpful. Overall, the Glendale crime rate is 15% lower than the national average. If we break that down daily, that translates into 10.21 crimes per day - 0.78 violent crimes and 9.44 property crimes.

Has Crime in Glendale Increased Since Last Year?

Year-over-year crime rates in Glendale has increased by 9.5% in the last reported crime report. Comparing crime rates from one year to another offers some insight into whether or not Glendale is becoming a safer or more dangerous place to live. Crime rates are categorized by violent and property crime. Year-over-year violent crime has increased by 37.4%, while property crime has increased by 7.7%. This analysis equips individuals with crucial information for making informed decisions about living in Glendale.

Glendale Neighborhood Crime Rates

The Glendale area comprises a diverse array of over 37 distinct neighborhoods, each exhibiting a unique crime rate influenced by location and various socioeconomic factors. Generally, neighborhoods situated in proximity to the city center, characterized by higher population density, often report elevated crime rates. Conversely, the outlying neighborhoods, marked by lower population density and reduced unemployment and poverty rates, tend to experience lower crime incidence. Some neighborhoods with lower crime rates include: Grandview, Verdugo Mountains and Brockmont which foster a strong sense of safety. Conversely, neighborhoods such as Tropico, Montecito Park and Montrose Verdugo City exhibit crime rates above the average, emphasizing the importance of comprehensive research when evaluating different Glendale neighborhoods, given their considerable variation in crime rates.

Potential Causes for Crime in Glendale

Glendale has a poverty rate that stands at 13.9, in contrast to the national average of 15.1. Historically, a direct correlation has been observed between poverty rates and crime stats. Higher poverty rates have led to higher crime rates, while lower poverty rates have led to a reduction in Glendale crime rates. Income disparities and heightened poverty levels can serve as catalysts for elevated or reduced criminal activity, as individuals may or may not turn to illicit means to fulfill their basic needs. This could be one of many factors that may influence crime.

Glendale has a ratio of police officers and civilians per 1,000 residents that differs from the national norm, with 1.83 officers and civilians per 1,000 residents, compared to 3.25 nationwide. Crime rates are profoundly influenced by the effectiveness of law enforcement and community policing endeavors. A resilient and cooperative partnership between law enforcement agencies and the community can serve as a deterrent to criminal activities, ultimately enhancing safety. The efficacy of law enforcement extends beyond mere numbers and extends into the realm of community policing strategies, emphasizing the cultivation of trust and collaboration between officers and the community. It is not merely a matter of quantity but the quality of engagement with the community that matters most.

The median home price in Glendale is $821,500, compared to the national average of $184,700. High housing costs can lead to financial stress for residents. When individuals struggle to make ends meet due to expensive housing, they may be more inclined to engage in criminal activities to address their financial difficulties, such as theft or fraud. Communities with stable housing environments tend to foster stronger social bonds and community engagement. This can lead to increased vigilance and cooperation among residents, which can deter criminal behavior.

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The Glendale crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Glendale as reported by the local law enforcement agencies. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Glendale crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level. Please note that the red areas on the Glendale crime map does not always indicate that it is a dangerous area for its residents. Areas on the heat map could be inflated if they are located in high traffic areas like airports, sports centers or large parks. Other areas on the heat map could see increased crime rates if they are located in major tourist areas like the downtown core.
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Crime Quick Facts

  • Glendale crime rates are 15% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Glendale are 59% lower than the national average
  • In Glendale you have a 1 in 51 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Glendale is safer than 65% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Glendale has increased by 16%

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        Daily Crime In Glendale (per 100,000 people)

        The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Glendale, California is displayed in the graph above. As you can see, the daily crimes for Glendale are 1.44 times less than the California average and 1.18 times less than the national level. Daily violent crimes in Glendale are 3.33 times less than than California and 2.46 times less than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Glendale are 1.28 times less than than California and 1.07 times less than the national average.

        How Safe is Glendale (higher is better)

        Is Glendale 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 Glendale to other cities in the state and across the country, Glendale is 82% safer than other cities of California and 65% safer than other cities in the nation. Glendale has a ranks above average in comparison to other cities in the country.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Glendale

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Glendale is 1 in 667
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Glendale is 1 in 55
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Glendale is 1 in 51
        Are you worried about becoming a crime victim? In Glendale, your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 667. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 55 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 Glendale is 1 in 51.

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

        An analysis of year to year crime rates in Glendale, 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 Glendale has increased by 46%, the amount of property crime in Glendale has increased by 14%, and the total amount of crime in Glendale has increased by 16% year over year.

        Glendale police department

        Item Glendale California National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)35651,506558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.83.63.3
        There are a total of 356 Glendale police officers. This results in 1.8 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 49.4% less than the California average and 43.8% less than the National average.

        Sex offenders in California

        State Total offenders California /100K National /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 Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        San Pasqual, CA2,03878368446
        Rose Hills, CA2,619113527640
        Ladera Heights, CA6,419163762925
        Marina del Rey, CA10,065175822998
        Sierra Madre, CA10,829939091,002
        East Pasadena, CA6,0251798381,017
        View Park-Windsor Hills, CA11,6212561,2001,456
        Glendale, CA199,3571501,8261,976

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        Grand Rapids, MI199,4179793,0063,986
        Amarillo, TX199,2257633,4714,234
        Montgomery, AL199,0545692,4212,990
        Huntington Beach, CA199,7782542,2422,496
        Glendale, CA199,3571501,8261,976
        Source: The Glendale, CA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2022. 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.