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Total crime 61%
Violent crime 66%
Property crime 61%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2018 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2019; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleGonzales/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime85n/a (estimate)9982,8282,580
Murder0n/a0.04.45.0
Rape1n/a11.739.242.6
Robbery4n/a46.9137.386.2
Assault6n/a70.4266.5246.8
Violent crime11n/a (estimate)129447381
Burglary11n/a129.1416.2376.0
Theft30n/a352.11,571.81,594.6
Vehicle theft33n/a387.3392.4228.9
Property crime74n/a (estimate)8682,3802,200

Key findings

  • Gonzales crime rates are 61% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Gonzales are 66% lower than the national average
  • In Gonzales you have a 1 in 101 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Gonzales is safer than 73% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Gonzales has increased by 15%

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 2.83 times less than the California average and 2.59 times less than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Gonzales, is 3.47 times less than the California average, and it is 2.95 times less than the national average. The statistics for property crimes show that Gonzales has a daily crime average that is 2.74 times less than the California average and 2.53 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 90% of cities in California and 73% 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 775
      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 101
      Are you at risk of becoming a victim of crime in Gonzales, California? If you reside in Gonzales, then there is a 1 in 775 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 101 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 9%, the amount of property crime in Gonzales has increased by 15%, and the total amount of crime in Gonzales has increased by 15% 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, CA25,616266384650
      Chualar, CA1,2382391,2721,510
      Greenfield, CA16,9945491,0921,640
      Spreckels, CA7454172,2212,638
      Greenfield CDP, CA4,5824642,4732,937
      Salinas, CA155,8896192,7143,332
      Gonzales, CA8,401129868998

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Gering, NE8,4011691,3631,532
      Hornell, NY8,400491,3721,421
      Haledon, NJ8,3991791,4351,614
      Golden Valley, AZ8,4046113,4424,053
      Boonville, MO8,3971421,9212,063
      Gonzales, CA8,401129868998
      Source: The Gonzales, 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.