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Total crime 69%
Violent crime 2%
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 peopleMonterey/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,255n/a (estimate)4,3662,8282,580
Murder0n/a0.04.45.0
Rape18n/a62.639.242.6
Robbery35n/a121.8137.386.2
Assault59n/a205.3266.5246.8
Violent crime112n/a (estimate)390447381
Burglary204n/a709.7416.2376.0
Theft859n/a2,988.41,571.81,594.6
Vehicle theft80n/a278.3392.4228.9
Property crime1,143n/a (estimate)3,9762,3802,200

Key findings

  • Monterey crime rates are 69% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Monterey are 2% higher than the national average
  • In Monterey you have a 1 in 23 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Monterey is safer than 18% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Monterey has increased by 5%

Monterey crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Monterey (per 100,000 people)

      The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Monterey, California is displayed in the graph above. As you can see, the daily crimes for Monterey are 1.54 times more than the California average and 1.69 times more than the national level. Daily violent crimes in Monterey are 1.15 times less than than California and 1.02 times more than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Monterey are 1.67 times more than than California and 1.81 times more than the national average.

      How Safe is Monterey (higher is better)

      What are the odds that you'll be safer in Monterey, California compared to other areas of California, as well as the rest of America? When it comes down to it, is Monterey safe? In the graphs above, it shows that Monterey is safer than 21% of California cities, and 18% 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 Monterey. At this time, Monterey sees a below average rate of crime in comparison to other United States cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Monterey

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Monterey is 1 in 257
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Monterey is 1 in 26
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Monterey is 1 in 23
      Interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Monterey? In Monterey, you have a 1 in 257 chance of falling victim to a violent crime, such as rape, robbery, assault, or even murder. In terms of property crime, your chances of being a victim are 1 in 26. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Monterey, CA is 1 in 23.

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

      An ideal indicator of whether Monterey 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 Monterey has increased by 11% and the rate of property crime in Monterey has increased by 5%. The total crime rate in Monterey has increased by 5% year to year.

      Monterey police department

      ItemMontereyCaliforniaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)6351,506558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.23.63.3
      There are a total of 63 Monterey police officers. This results in 2.2 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 38.8% less than the California average and 32% 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
      Carmel Valley Village, CA4,282116618734
      Del Monte Forest, CA4,819116618734
      Elkhorn, CA1,091133709842
      Seaside, CA34,1202681,2971,565
      Marina, CA20,8162181,4081,626
      Pacific Grove, CA15,5461461,9762,122
      Spreckels, CA7454172,2212,638
      Monterey, CA28,4723903,9764,366

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Austintown, OH28,4681201,9042,024
      Mililani Town, HI28,4602422,7933,035
      Northampton, MA28,5343951,8892,284
      Newburgh, NY28,4061,1632,3233,486
      Newburgh, NY28,4061093,1353,244
      Monterey, CA28,4723903,9764,366
      Source: The Monterey, 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.