Total crime 7%
Violent crime 20%
Property crime 12%
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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 peopleMadera/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,451n/a (estimate)2,1872,5812,346
Violent crime310n/a (estimate)467442388
Vehicle theft250n/a376.8427.6246.0
Property crime1,141n/a (estimate)1,7202,1391,958

Key findings

  • Madera crime rates are 7% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Madera are 20% higher than the national average
  • In Madera you have a 1 in 46 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Madera is safer than 25% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Madera has decreased by 11%

Madera crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Madera (per 100,000 people)

      The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily crimes in Madera for every 100,000 residents. The Madera total amount of daily crime is 1.18 times less than the California average and 1.07 times less than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Madera, is 1.06 times more than the California average, and it is 1.20 times more than the national average. The statistics for property crimes show that Madera has a daily crime average that is 1.24 times less than the California average and 1.14 times less than the daily national rate.

      How Safe is Madera (higher is better)

      Are people any safer living in Madera in comparison to other California communities and all other areas throughout the United States? When we look at all cities across America, is Madera safe? The evidence provided by these graphs show Madera being safer than 32% of cities in California and 25% 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 Madera. In conclusion, Madera ranks below average compared to the rest of the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Madera

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Madera is 1 in 215
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Madera is 1 in 59
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Madera is 1 in 46
      Are you worried about becoming a crime victim? In Madera, your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 215. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 59 chance of being the victim of a property crime such as vehicle theft, personal property theft, and burglary. Your overall risk of becoming a crime victim in Madera is 1 in 46.

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

      The year over year crime rate per 100,000 people for Madera is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining if living in Madera has become safer or more dangerous. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have decreased by 7% in Madera, while property crimes in Madera have decreased by 12%. Total crime has decreased by 11% year over year.

      Madera police department

      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)7851,506558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.23.63.3
      There are a total of 78 Madera police officers. This results in 1.2 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 65.6% less than the California average and 61.8% less than the National average.

      Sex offenders in California

      StateTotal offendersCalifornia /100KNational /100K
      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

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Chowchilla, CA18,1952028701,072
      Fairmead, CA1,9862059901,194
      Biola, CA1,2652481,2011,449
      Parkwood, CA2,2272771,3421,619
      Parksdale, CA3,0223371,6301,966
      Bonadelle Ranchos-Madera Ranchos, CA8,4294642,2462,711
      Madera Acres, CA10,3665882,8463,434
      Madera, CA63,3984671,7202,187

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Florence-Graham, CA63,3907593,6754,434
      Montebello, CA63,4162842,3112,595
      Santa Cruz, CA63,3104753,4383,913
      Cedar Park, TX63,5511001,2811,382
      Eden Prairie, MN63,206661,4091,475
      Madera, CA63,3984671,7202,187
      Source: The Madera, 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.