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Total crime 81%
Violent crime 87%
Property crime 81%
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 peopleImperial/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime86n/a (estimate)4782,8282,580
Murder0n/a0.04.45.0
Rape2n/a11.139.242.6
Robbery1n/a5.6137.386.2
Assault6n/a33.4266.5246.8
Violent crime9n/a (estimate)50447381
Burglary18n/a100.1416.2376.0
Theft38n/a211.41,571.81,594.6
Vehicle theft21n/a116.8392.4228.9
Property crime77n/a (estimate)4282,3802,200

Key findings

  • Imperial crime rates are 81% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Imperial are 87% lower than the national average
  • In Imperial you have a 1 in 210 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Imperial is safer than 90% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Imperial has increased by 17%

Imperial crime map

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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 5.91 times less than the California average and 5.39 times less than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Imperial is 8.94 times less than the California average and 7.60 times less than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Imperial has a daily crime rate that is 5.56 times less than the California average and 5.13 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 98% of the cities in California and 90% 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 1998
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Imperial is 1 in 234
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Imperial is 1 in 210
      Are you at risk of becoming a victim of crime in Imperial, California? If you reside in Imperial, then there is a 1 in 1998 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 234. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 210 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 19%, the amount of property crime in Imperial has increased by 24%, and the total amount of crime in Imperial has increased by 17% 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, CA6,2302241,2551,479
      Seeley, CA1,6262511,3361,587
      Westmorland, CA2,0145241,2221,746
      Calexico, CA39,7502142,6212,835
      Heber, CA4,2874642,4732,937
      Brawley, CA25,7765792,4713,050
      El Centro, CA43,6992823,6433,925
      Imperial, CA16,58350428478

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Griffith, IN16,583502,3742,424
      Hazel Park, MI16,5873211,7212,042
      Lemont, IL16,587128824952
      Sunset, FL16,6021721,0211,193
      Opelousas, LA16,6052,1407,2569,396
      Imperial, CA16,58350428478
      Source: The Imperial, 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.