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Total crime 57%
Violent crime 47%
Property crime 59%
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 peopleGonzales/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime90n/a (estimate)1,0702,7722,489
Murder0n/a0.04.35.0
Rape1n/a11.937.542.6
Robbery4n/a47.6132.481.6
Assault12n/a142.7267.1250.2
Violent crime17n/a (estimate)202441379
Burglary12n/a142.7386.1340.5
Theft40n/a475.71,586.31,549.5
Vehicle theft21n/a249.8358.8219.9
Property crime73n/a (estimate)8682,3312,110

Key findings

  • Gonzales crime rates are 57% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Gonzales are 47% lower than the national average
  • In Gonzales you have a 1 in 94 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Gonzales is safer than 60% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Gonzales has increased by 7%

Gonzales crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Gonzales (per 100,000 people)

      The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily crimes in Gonzales for every 100,000 residents. The Gonzales total amount of daily crime is 2.59 times less than the California average and 2.33 times less than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Gonzales, is 2.18 times less than the California average, and it is 1.88 times less than the national average. The statistics for property crimes show that Gonzales has a daily crime average that is 2.69 times less than the California average and 2.43 times less than the daily national rate.

      How Safe is Gonzales (higher is better)

      Are people any safer living in Gonzales in comparison to other California communities and all other areas throughout the United States? When we look at all cities across America, is Gonzales safe? The evidence provided by these graphs show Gonzales being safer than 79% of cities in California and 60% of cities across the United States. This is evident by tracking California cities as well as all US cities over a one year period to contrast crime statistics as they relate to Gonzales. In conclusion, Gonzales ranks above average compared to the rest of the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Gonzales

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Gonzales is 1 in 495
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Gonzales is 1 in 116
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Gonzales is 1 in 94
      Are you at risk of becoming a victim of crime in Gonzales, California? If you reside in Gonzales, then there is a 1 in 495 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 116. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 94 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Gonzales.

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

      An analysis of year to year crime rates in Gonzales, 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 Gonzales has increased by 57%, the amount of property crime in Gonzales has not changed, and the total amount of crime in Gonzales has increased by 7% year over year.

      Gonzales police department

      ItemGonzalesCaliforniaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)1451,506558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.73.63.3
      There are a total of 14 Gonzales police officers. This results in 1.7 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 53.9% less than the California average and 48.8% 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
      Soledad, CA25,616204523727
      Greenfield, CA16,9943039261,230
      Chualar, CA1,2382361,2451,481
      Spreckels, CA7454112,1752,586
      Salinas, CA155,8894982,2512,749
      Greenfield CDP, CA4,5824582,4222,880
      Gonzales, CA8,4012028681,070

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Gering, NE8,4011101,1601,270
      Hornell, NY8,400491,3721,421
      Haledon, NJ8,3993751,7042,078
      Golden Valley, AZ8,4045853,1373,722
      Boonville, MO8,3971902,2472,438
      Gonzales, CA8,4012028681,070
      Source: The Gonzales, CA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2019. 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.