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Total crime 28%
Violent crime 73%
Property crime 18%
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StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleGlendale/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime3,403n/a (estimate)1,7002,5812,346
Murder3n/a1.55.66.5
Rape14n/a7.034.238.4
Robbery87n/a43.5113.673.9
Assault102n/a51.0288.7279.7
Violent crime206n/a (estimate)103442388
Burglary407n/a203.3369.7314.2
Theft2,357n/a1,177.51,341.71,398.0
Vehicle theft433n/a216.3427.6246.0
Property crime3,197n/a (estimate)1,5972,1391,958

Key findings

  • Glendale crime rates are 28% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Glendale are 73% lower than the national average
  • In Glendale you have a 1 in 59 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Glendale is safer than 60% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Glendale has decreased by 3%

Glendale crime map

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

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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 1.52 times less than the California average and 1.38 times less than the national level. Daily violent crimes in Glendale are 4.29 times less than than California and 3.77 times less than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Glendale are 1.34 times less than than California and 1.23 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 80% safer than other cities of California and 60% 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 972
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Glendale is 1 in 63
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Glendale is 1 in 59
      Are you worried about becoming a crime victim? In Glendale, your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 972. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 63 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 59.

      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 decreased by 10%, the amount of property crime in Glendale has decreased by 2%, and the total amount of crime in Glendale has decreased by 3% year over year.

      Glendale police department

      ItemGlendaleCaliforniaNational
      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

      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

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      San Pasqual, CA2,01769336405
      Rose Hills, CA3,033100482581
      Ladera Heights, CA7,195144696839
      Marina del Rey, CA9,782155751906
      East Pasadena, CA6,159158765923
      Sierra Madre, CA11,067130798928
      Temple City, CA36,0841378981,035
      Glendale, CA197,8951031,5971,700

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Little Rock, AR197,6401,8504,8576,707
      Amarillo, TX197,5708373,6794,516
      Akron, OH198,5089103,5314,441
      Shreveport, LA198,5719234,7995,722
      Huntington Beach, CA198,7242461,9632,209
      Glendale, CA197,8951031,5971,700
      Source: The Glendale, CA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2020. 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.