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Total crime 66%
Violent crime 114%
Property crime 57%
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 peopleModesto/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime8,941n/a (estimate)4,1292,7722,489
Murder13n/a6.04.35.0
Rape94n/a43.437.542.6
Robbery399n/a184.3132.481.6
Assault1,252n/a578.2267.1250.2
Violent crime1,758n/a (estimate)812441379
Burglary1,149n/a530.6386.1340.5
Theft4,849n/a2,239.31,586.31,549.5
Vehicle theft1,185n/a547.2358.8219.9
Property crime7,183n/a (estimate)3,3172,3312,110

Key findings

  • Modesto crime rates are 66% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Modesto are 114% higher than the national average
  • In Modesto you have a 1 in 25 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Modesto is safer than 6% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Modesto has decreased by 7%

Modesto crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Modesto (per 100,000 people)

      The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in Modesto, CA per 100,000 people. In Modesto, the number of daily crimes is projected to be 1.49 times more than the California average and 1.66 times more than the national average. The average number of daily violent crimes in Modesto is 1.84 times more than the California average and 2.14 times more than the daily national average. With regards to property crimes, Modesto has a daily crime rate that is 1.42 times more than the California average and 1.57 times more than the overall daily national average.

      How Safe is Modesto (higher is better)

      What are the odds that you'll be safer in Modesto, California compared to other areas of California, as well as the rest of America? When it comes down to it, is Modesto safe? In the graphs above, it shows that Modesto is safer than 5% of California cities, and 6% compared to all other cities across America. These statistics are calculated by taking a closer look at each city's crime rate in California, as well as the rest of the US. It is then determined which cities see less crime than Modesto. At this time, Modesto sees a below average rate of crime in comparison to other United States cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Modesto

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Modesto is 1 in 124
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Modesto is 1 in 31
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Modesto is 1 in 25
      Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Modesto? In Modesto, CA you have a 1 in 124 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 31 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and motor vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 25 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Modesto.

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

      A good indicator of whether Modesto is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live can be determined by analyzing the year over year crime rate (per 100,000 people). The number of violent crimes in Modesto has decreased by 8%, while the property crime rate in Modesto has decreased by 7% year over year. The number of total crimes in Modesto has decreased by 7% year over year.

      Modesto police department

      ItemModestoCaliforniaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)29151,506558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.43.63.3
      There are a total of 291 Modesto police officers. This results in 1.4 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 60.6% less than the California average and 56.3% 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
      Del Rio, CA1,57762327389
      Hughson, CA7,16065600665
      East Oakdale, CA3,157129681810
      Riverdale Park, CA1,0562481,3091,556
      Airport, CA1,6052481,3091,556
      Parklawn, CA1,1502481,3091,556
      Riverbank, CA23,761961,4971,593
      Modesto, CA208,5128123,3174,129

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Rochester, NY210,2917483,4714,219
      Tacoma, WA205,6028455,2216,066
      Fontana, CA205,2283421,4331,775
      Spokane, WA212,0786905,9196,609
      Oxnard, CA204,7523432,0072,350
      Modesto, CA208,5128123,3174,129
      Source: The Modesto, 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.