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Total crime 57%
Violent crime 71%
Property crime 54%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2020 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2021; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleHercules/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime268n/a (estimate)1,0102,5812,346
Murder0n/a0.05.66.5
Rape2n/a7.534.238.4
Robbery12n/a45.2113.673.9
Assault16n/a60.3288.7279.7
Violent crime30n/a (estimate)113442388
Burglary36n/a135.7369.7314.2
Theft163n/a614.51,341.71,398.0
Vehicle theft39n/a147.0427.6246.0
Property crime238n/a (estimate)8972,1391,958

Key findings

  • Hercules crime rates are 57% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Hercules are 71% lower than the national average
  • In Hercules you have a 1 in 99 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Hercules is safer than 73% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Hercules has decreased by 30%

Hercules crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Hercules (per 100,000 people)

      The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Hercules, California is displayed in the graph above. As you can see, the daily crimes for Hercules are 2.55 times less than the California average and 2.32 times less than the national level. Daily violent crimes in Hercules are 3.91 times less than than California and 3.43 times less than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Hercules are 2.38 times less than than California and 2.18 times less than the national average.

      How Safe is Hercules (higher is better)

      When comparing the safety of Hercules to every other city in California, as well as the entirety of the United States, is Hercules safe? The gauges above illustrate that Hercules is safer than 91% of every city located within California along with 73% of the all the cities located in the United States. The results of these graphs are created after analyzing each of the cities in California and in the United States as a whole. As a result, Hercules, CA is ranked above average when compared to the rest of the US cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Hercules

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Hercules is 1 in 885
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Hercules is 1 in 112
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Hercules is 1 in 99
      How likely are you to become a victim of crime? In Hercules, California you have a 1 in 885 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery and assault. With regards to property crime, you have a 1 in 112 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 99 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Hercules.

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

      Determining whether Hercules is becoming less or more safe for its residents (per 100,000) is most easily done by comparing year-over-year crime rates. Hercules violent crime rates have decreased by 6%. At the same time, property crime has decreased by 32% year over year. Total crimes for Hercules has decreased by 30% in the same time frame.

      Hercules police department

      ItemHerculesCaliforniaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)2251,506558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents0.93.63.3
      There are a total of 22 Hercules police officers. This results in 0.9 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 75.3% less than the California average and 72.6% 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
      Castle Hill, CA1,20262300362
      Acalanes Ridge, CA1,00062300362
      Shell Ridge, CA1,12362300362
      Black Point-Green Point, CA1,59262300362
      Reliez Valley, CA3,59584407492
      San Miguel, CA3,21484407492
      Orinda, CA18,93630644674
      Hercules, CA25,0111138971,010

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Starkville, MS25,0111623,3503,512
      Paducah, KY25,0103423,9964,338
      Paducah, KY25,0102865,2555,541
      Junction City, KS25,0169042,2743,178
      Canton, GA25,0224242,1272,551
      Hercules, CA25,0111138971,010
      Source: The Hercules, 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.