Reported Annual Crime In Monterey

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleMonterey/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,183n/a (estimate)4,1502,9982,837
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleMonterey/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder1n/a3.54.95.3
Rape15n/a52.634.940.4
Robbery29n/a101.7139.6102.8
Assault55n/a192.9265.9248.5
Violent crime100n/a (estimate)351445386
Burglary199n/a698.1479.8468.9
Theft816n/a2,862.61,623.01,745.0
Vehicle theft68n/a238.5450.3236.9
Property crime1,083n/a (estimate)3,7992,5532,451
The table above offers a complete overview of all reported annual crimes in Monterey, CA. The total number of reported crimes in Monterey, CA is shown and for comparison purposes, each crime is also displayed based on the number of crimes per 100,000 people. The crimes are also broken down into two categories; violent crimes and property crimes. The table shows that the overall Monterey, CA crime rate is 38% higher than the California average and is 46% higher than the national average. Looking at violent crime specifically, Monterey, CA has a violent crime rate that is 21% lower than the California average and 9% lower than the national average. For property crime, Monterey, CA is 49% higher than the California average and 55% higher than the national average.
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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 low crime compared to the areas with high crime. The Monterey crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Monterey is 46% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 11.37 daily crimes that occur in Monterey.
  • Monterey is safer than 23% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Monterey you have a 1 in 25 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Monterey has increased by 4%.

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Daily Crime In Monterey (per 100,000 people)

The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Monterey, CA is demonstrated in the illustration above. So that direct comparisons can be made, the number of daily crimes for California and on a national level are also posted. As you can see, the daily crimes for Monterey, CA are 1.38 times more than the California average and 1.46 times more than the national level. Daily violent Crimes in Monterey, CA are 1.27 times less than than California and 1.10 times less than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Monterey, CA are 1.49 times more than than California and 1.55 times more than the national average.

How Safe is Monterey (higher is better)

What are the odds that you'll be safer in Monterey, CA compared to other areas of California, as well as the rest of America? In the included graphs, it's depicted that Monterey, CA safer than 28% when compared to other California cities, and 23% compared to all other cities across America. These statistics are derived from 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, CA. At this time, Monterey, CA 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 286
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Monterey is 1 in 27
The chance of being a victim of crime in Monterey is 1 in 25
Are you interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Monterey, CA? Just look at the above illustrations to see what your chances are of becoming a victim of any crime, such as property crime or violent crime, in this city. In Monterey, CA, you have a 1 in 286 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 27. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Monterey, CA is 1 in 25.

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

An ideal indicator of whether Monterey, CA is becoming a safer or more dangerous residential area or not is an analysis of the crime rate in the area from year to year. In the above illustration, the year to year crime rates are visualized per 100,000 people for property, violent, and total crime. Year to year rate of violent crime in Monterey, CA has decreased by 26% and the rate of property crime in Monterey, CA has increased by 8%. The total crime rate in Monterey, CA has increased by 4% 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
California68,119197222
There are a total of 68,119 sex offenders in California. This yields a total of 197 sex offenders in California per 100,000 residents which is 11% less than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Del Monte Forest, CA4,819116663779
Carmel Valley Village, CA4,282116663779
Elkhorn, CA1,091133760893
Pacific Grove, CA15,546572,0132,070
Seaside, CA34,1203681,7432,110
Marina, CA20,8162652,3172,581
Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA3,8521782,4932,671
Monterey, CA28,4723513,7994,150

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Austintown, OH28,4681462,2932,438
Mililani Town, HI28,4603012,9123,213
Northampton, MA28,5344522,1042,556
Newburgh, NY28,4061,4313,1424,572
Millville, NJ28,3997916,0836,874
Monterey, CA28,4723513,7994,150
Source: The Monterey, CA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2016. 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.