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28%
Total crime NAT. AVG.
22%
Violent crime NAT. AVG.
30%
Property crime NAT. AVG.
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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2022 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2023; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleMenifee/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,823n/a (estimate)1,6622,8432,324
Murder1n/a0.95.76.3
Rape33n/a30.137.440.0
Robbery32n/a29.2123.566.1
Assault252n/a229.8332.8268.2
Violent crime318n/a (estimate)290500370
Burglary164n/a149.5371.9269.8
Theft1,066n/a972.01,499.31,401.9
Vehicle theft275n/a250.7471.9282.7
Property crime1,505n/a (estimate)1,3722,3431,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Menifee, CA

The Menifee crime rates are 28.5% lower than the national average. There are two main categories of crime - violent crime and property crime. Violent crime consists of murder, rape, robbery and assault, while property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. There were a total of 318 violent crimes in Menifee (290 per 100,000 people), which is 21.6% lower than the national average and there were a total of 1505 property crimes (1372 per 100,000 residents) which is 29.8% lower than average.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in Menifee?

What is the prevailing sentiment among Menifee residents regarding the state of crime? A comprehensive survey conducted by AreaVibes, involving 42 respondents, sheds light on this matter. The results were as follows: 71% of Menifee residents expressed a notable sense of security, asserting that crime was virtually non-existent in their community, and they felt at ease strolling the streets after dark. While, 29% of those surveyed held a contrasting viewpoint, perceiving a higher incidence of crime, leading them to feel apprehensive about walking alone at night.

Is Menifee a Safe Place to Live?

Is Menifee a safe place to live? While the answer may not be straightforward due to variations in safety levels across the city, gaining an understanding of the overall crime rate can prove to be advantageous. In general, Menifee has a crime rate that is lower than the national average by 28%. Breaking this down on a daily basis, it translates to 4.99 daily incidents, encompassing 0.87 violent crimes and 4.12 property crimes. Evaluating these statistics can aid in forming a more informed perspective on the safety of Menifee as a potential place to call home.

Has Crime in Menifee Increased Since Last Year?

In the most recent crime report, year-over-year crime rates in Menifee has increased by 1.4%. Examining the change in crime rates from one year to the next provides valuable insights into the evolving safety landscape of Menifee, aiding residents in assessing whether it is becoming a safer or more dangerous place to live. These crime rates are categorized into two primary groups: violent and property crimes. Year-over-year, violent crime has increased by 128.8%, while property crime has increased by 9.3%. This comprehensive analysis offers potential residents essential information for making informed decisions about whether or not Menifee is a safe place to live.

Potential Causes for Crime in Menifee

In Menifee, the poverty rate currently stands at 7.5%, which contrasts with the national average of 15.1%. It's essential to recognize that the economic status of a city's inhabitants could be a pivotal factor influencing crime stats. Communities grappling with high poverty rates and income inequality are often susceptible to elevated crime levels, as some individuals may turn to unlawful activities to fulfill their essential needs. While lower poverty rates could lead to a reduction in Menifee crime rates.

In areas where employment options are limited or where a significant proportion of jobs offer meager wages, the likelihood of heightened unemployment and homelessness increases. Regions facing challenges related to unemployment or inadequate income may become more vulnerable to a surge in crime stemming from economic instability. While low unemployment rates tend to lead to reduced crime in most areas. Menifee currently has an unemployment rate of 4.1%, contrasting with the national average of 4.7%. This could be one of many factors that could contribute to a higher or lower crime rate.

The level of education within a community can impact crime rates. Higher educational attainment often correlates with lower crime rates, as it provides individuals with better job opportunities and alternatives to criminal behavior. While lower educational achievement rates tend to lead to higher crime rates. In Menifee, 82.4% of people have completed high school, while 83% of people have completed high school nationally.

Menifee crime map



The Menifee crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Menifee as reported by the local law enforcement agencies. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Menifee crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level. Please note that the red areas on the Menifee crime map does not always indicate that it is a dangerous area for its residents. Areas on the heat map could be inflated if they are located in high traffic areas like airports, sports centers or large parks. Other areas on the heat map could see increased crime rates if they are located in major tourist areas like the downtown core.
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Crime Quick Facts

  • Menifee crime rates are 28% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Menifee are 22% lower than the national average
  • In Menifee you have a 1 in 61 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Menifee is safer than 57% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Menifee has decreased by 10%

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        Daily Crime In Menifee (per 100,000 people)

        The graph above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Menifee 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 Menifee (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to California, are 1.71 times less than the state average and 1.40 times less than than national average. Violent crimes committed in Menifee on a daily basis are 1.72 times less than than California average and 1.28 times less than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Menifee are 1.71 times less than the daily state average and 1.42 times less than the daily national numbers.

        How Safe is Menifee (higher is better)

        Is Menifee safe in comparison to other cities in the state of California as well as in comparison to the rest of the areas across the United States. Using the gauges above, which compare crime in Menifee to other cities in the state and across the country, Menifee is 77% safer than other cities of California and 57% safer than other cities in the nation. Menifee has a ranks above average in comparison to other cities in the country.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Menifee

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Menifee is 1 in 345
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Menifee is 1 in 73
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Menifee is 1 in 61
        How likely are you to become a victim of crime? In Menifee, California you have a 1 in 345 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 73 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 61 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Menifee.

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

        An ideal indicator of whether Menifee 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 Menifee has increased by 101% and the rate of property crime in Menifee has decreased by 20%. The total crime rate in Menifee has decreased by 11% year to year.

        Menifee police department

        Item Menifee California National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a51,506558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a3.63.3

        Sex offenders in California

        State Total offenders California /100K National /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.

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        Menifee, CA92,9682901,3721,662

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        Source: The Menifee, CA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2022. 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.