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Total crime 86%
Violent crime 93%
Property crime 85%
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 peopleImperial/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime61n/a (estimate)3372,7722,489
Murder0n/a0.04.35.0
Rape0n/a0.037.542.6
Robbery1n/a5.5132.481.6
Assault4n/a22.1267.1250.2
Violent crime5n/a (estimate)28441379
Burglary10n/a55.3386.1340.5
Theft36n/a199.01,586.31,549.5
Vehicle theft10n/a55.3358.8219.9
Property crime56n/a (estimate)3102,3312,110

Key findings

  • Imperial crime rates are 86% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Imperial are 93% lower than the national average
  • In Imperial you have a 1 in 297 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Imperial is safer than 92% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Imperial has decreased by 30%

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Compare Imperial, CA Crime

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      Daily Crime In Imperial (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Imperial, CA per 100,000 people. In Imperial, the total number of daily crimes is 8.22 times less than the California average and 7.38 times less than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Imperial is 15.96 times less than the California average and 13.73 times less than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Imperial has a daily crime rate that is 7.53 times less than the California average and 6.82 times less than the national average.

      How Safe is Imperial (higher is better)

      How safe is Imperial, California compared to other cities in California and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Imperial is safer than 100% of the cities in California and 92% 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 Imperial. Overall, Imperial is ranked above average compared to all other cities across the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Imperial

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Imperial is 1 in 3618
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Imperial is 1 in 324
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Imperial is 1 in 297
      Are you at risk of becoming a victim of crime in Imperial, California? If you reside in Imperial, then there is a 1 in 3618 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 324. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 297 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Imperial.

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

      An analysis of year to year crime rates in Imperial, 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 Imperial has decreased by 44%, the amount of property crime in Imperial has decreased by 28%, and the total amount of crime in Imperial has decreased by 29% year over year.

      Imperial police department

      ItemImperialCaliforniaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)1751,506558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.13.63.3
      There are a total of 17 Imperial police officers. This results in 1.1 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 68.9% less than the California average and 65.4% 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
      Holtville, CA6,2302071,0331,240
      Seeley, CA1,6262481,3091,556
      Westmorland, CA2,0145241,2221,746
      Calexico, CA39,7502332,2172,450
      Brawley, CA25,7764592,3432,801
      Heber, CA4,2874582,4222,880
      El Centro, CA43,6993232,6732,995
      Imperial, CA16,58328310337

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Griffith, IN16,583691,7921,861
      Hazel Park, MI16,5872431,5841,827
      Lemont, IL16,58798885983
      Sunset, FL16,6021699601,129
      Opelousas, LA16,6052,4558,01910,474
      Imperial, CA16,58328310337
      Source: The Imperial, 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.