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Total crime 35%
Violent crime 10%
Property crime 43%
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 peopleHayward/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime5,438n/a (estimate)3,3652,7722,489
Murder5n/a3.14.35.0
Rape54n/a33.437.542.6
Robbery275n/a170.2132.481.6
Assault218n/a134.9267.1250.2
Violent crime552n/a (estimate)342441379
Burglary448n/a277.2386.1340.5
Theft3,197n/a1,978.51,586.31,549.5
Vehicle theft1,241n/a768.0358.8219.9
Property crime4,886n/a (estimate)3,0242,3312,110

Key findings

  • Hayward crime rates are 35% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Hayward are 10% lower than the national average
  • In Hayward you have a 1 in 30 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Hayward is safer than 25% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Hayward has increased by 1%

Hayward crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Hayward (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Hayward on a daily basis (per 100,000 people) to crimes committed throughout the state of California and the USA. According to the latest crime statistics, daily crimes in Hayward (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to California, are 1.21 times more than the state average and 1.35 times more than than national average. Violent crimes committed in Hayward on a daily basis are 1.29 times less than than California average and 1.11 times less than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Hayward are 1.30 times more than the daily state average and 1.43 times more than the daily national numbers.

      How Safe is Hayward (higher is better)

      How safe is Hayward, California compared to other cities in California and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Hayward is safer than 31% of the cities in California and 25% of the cities in the United States. These results are calculated by analyzing all cities in California and across the US as a whole and determining how many areas have a lower crime rate than Hayward. Overall, Hayward is ranked below average compared to all other cities across the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Hayward

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Hayward is 1 in 293
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Hayward is 1 in 34
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Hayward is 1 in 30
      Are you at risk of becoming a victim of crime in Hayward, California? If you reside in Hayward, then there is a 1 in 293 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 34. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 30 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Hayward.

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

      An ideal indicator of whether Hayward is becoming a safer or more dangerous place to live can be done by analyzing the year over year crime rates per 100,000 people. Year over year violent crime in Hayward has decreased by 17% and the rate of property crime in Hayward has increased by 3%. The total crime rate in Hayward has increased by 1% year to year.

      Hayward police department

      ItemHaywardCaliforniaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)28251,506558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.93.63.3
      There are a total of 282 Hayward police officers. This results in 1.9 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 47% less than the California average and 41.2% 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
      Norris Canyon, CA1,04662327389
      Castle Hill, CA1,20262327389
      Sunol, CA1,00462327389
      Camino Tassajara, CA3,45684444528
      Danville, CA43,75851658709
      Emerald Lake Hills, CA4,716115605720
      Highlands-Baywood Park, CA4,261115605720
      Hayward, CA154,5073423,0243,365

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Springfield, MA153,9919052,5953,501
      Macon-Bibb County, GA153,9255523,8504,402
      Pasadena, TX153,2865462,5123,058
      Cary, NC155,82266904970
      Salinas, CA155,8894982,2512,749
      Hayward, CA154,5073423,0243,365
      Source: The Hayward, 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.