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Total crime 24%
Violent crime 46%
Property crime 21%
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 peopleMerced/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime2,684n/a (estimate)3,2082,8282,580
Murder1n/a1.24.45.0
Rape30n/a35.939.242.6
Robbery116n/a138.7137.386.2
Assault318n/a380.1266.5246.8
Violent crime465n/a (estimate)556447381
Burglary387n/a462.6416.2376.0
Theft1,404n/a1,678.21,571.81,594.6
Vehicle theft428n/a511.6392.4228.9
Property crime2,219n/a (estimate)2,6522,3802,200

Key findings

  • Merced crime rates are 24% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Merced are 46% higher than the national average
  • In Merced you have a 1 in 32 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Merced is safer than 15% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Merced has decreased by 18%

Merced crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Merced (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Merced, CA per 100,000 people. In Merced, the total number of daily crimes is 1.13 times more than the California average and 1.24 times more than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Merced is 1.24 times more than the California average and 1.46 times more than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Merced has a daily crime rate that is 1.11 times more than the California average and 1.21 times more than the national average.

      How Safe is Merced (higher is better)

      How safe is Merced, California compared to other cities in California and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Merced is safer than 19% of the cities in California and 15% 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 Merced. Overall, Merced is ranked below average compared to all other cities across the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Merced

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Merced is 1 in 180
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Merced is 1 in 38
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Merced is 1 in 32
      Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Merced? If you reside in Merced, the likelihood that you will become a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 180. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 38 change that you will become a victim of a property crime. These sorts of crimes against personal property include: burglary, theft, and auto theft. In total, the likelihood of being victimized by a crime in Merced, is 1 in 32.

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

      An ideal indicator of whether Merced 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 Merced has decreased by 5% and the rate of property crime in Merced has decreased by 21%. The total crime rate in Merced has decreased by 18% year to year.

      Merced police department

      ItemMercedCaliforniaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)11151,506558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.43.63.3
      There are a total of 111 Merced police officers. This results in 1.4 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 62.1% less than the California average and 57.8% 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
      McSwain, CA4,3972441,2971,540
      Le Grand, CA1,7212511,3361,587
      Chowchilla, CA18,1952261,5791,806
      Livingston, CA13,7032872,1542,440
      Planada, CA4,4994642,4732,937
      Franklin CDP (Sacramento County), CA1065783,0753,653
      Atwater, CA28,9066053,0783,683
      Merced, CA81,4615562,6523,208

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Farmington Hills, MI81,15485838923
      Lakewood, CA81,0543332,2792,612
      Warwick, RI81,881911,7071,798
      Palm Coast, FL80,9484762,8213,297
      Cranston, RI80,8821461,4061,552
      Merced, CA81,4615562,6523,208
      Source: The Merced, 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.