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52%
Total crime NAT. AVG.
51%
Violent crime NAT. AVG.
52%
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 peopleMoraga/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime185n/a (estimate)1,1182,8432,324
Murder0n/a0.05.76.3
Rape4n/a24.237.440.0
Robbery4n/a24.2123.566.1
Assault22n/a132.9332.8268.2
Violent crime30n/a (estimate)181500370
Burglary42n/a253.8371.9269.8
Theft94n/a568.01,499.31,401.9
Vehicle theft19n/a114.8471.9282.7
Property crime155n/a (estimate)9372,3431,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Moraga, CA

Looking at the most recent crime report, the crime rate in Moraga is 51.9% lower than the national average. These crimes fall into two primary categories: violent and property. Violent crimes encompass murder, rape, robbery and assault, while property crimes involve theft, vehicle theft and burglary. In Moraga, there were 30 reported violent crimes, equivalent to 181 per 100,000 individuals, 51% lower than the national average. Additionally, there were 155 property crimes, amounting to 937 per 100,000 residents, 52.1% lower than the U.S. average.

In the most recently reported crime year, Moraga registered zero reported homicides. This statistic not only designates the area as an exemplar of security but also emanates a profound sense of safety within its community. A minimal incidence of severe violent crime not only fosters a strong sense of well-being among residents but also sets a commendable standard for other regions aiming to cultivate similarly safe surroundings.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in Moraga?

AreaVibes has conducted polls asking local residents if they feel safe living in Moraga. Based on the results of the surveys (10 responses), 80% of people felt that there was very little crime in Moraga and felt safe walking alone at night. While 20% of people felt that it was not a safe place to live and did not feel safe walking alone at night.

Is Moraga a Safe Place to Live?

Is Moraga 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, Moraga has a crime rate that is lower than the national average by 52%. Breaking this down on a daily basis, it translates to 0.51 daily incidents, encompassing 0.08 violent crimes and 0.42 property crimes. Evaluating these statistics can aid in forming a more informed perspective on the safety of Moraga as a potential place to call home.

Has Crime in Moraga Increased Since Last Year?

Year-over-year crime data allows us to analyze short-term trends in crime activity. By comparing crime rates from one year to the next, we can identify patterns and shifts in Moraga crime rates. This information can be invaluable for residents looking to make informed decisions on where to live. When comparing the most recent year to the previous year, total crime in Moraga has increased by 17.1% year over year. Violent crime has increased by 100% and property crime has increased by 8.4%.

Potential Causes for Crime in Moraga

Limited employment opportunities or a prevalence of low-wage jobs can result in higher rates of unemployment and underemployment. Regions where individuals grapple with joblessness or meager wages may exhibit greater vulnerability to an uptick in crime due to financial instability. While areas that have strong employment rates, often will see a reduction in overall crime. Moraga, for instance, reports an unemployment rate of 2.7%, which differs from the national average of 4.7%.

Moraga has a population density of 1785.9 people per square mile, contrasting with the national average of 90.6 people per square mile. High population density cities are often large urban hubs teeming with diverse economic opportunities. Within these environments, income disparities can become pronounced, leading to higher poverty levels. This economic divide may contribute to an uptick in property crimes and, occasionally, violent crimes. In contrast, areas characterized by low population density typically exhibit lower Moraga crime rates.

The effectiveness of law enforcement and community policing initiatives can influence crime rates. A strong and collaborative relationship between the police and the community can deter criminal activity and improve safety. In Moraga, there are 0.79 police officers and civilians per 1,000 residents, compared to the national average of 3.25. The effectiveness of law enforcement often depends on community policing strategies that emphasize building trust and cooperation between the police and the community. It's not just about the number of officers but also how they engage with the community.

Moraga crime map



The Moraga crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Moraga 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 Moraga crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level. Please note that the red areas on the Moraga 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

  • Moraga crime rates are 52% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Moraga are 51% lower than the national average
  • In Moraga you have a 1 in 90 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Moraga is safer than 60% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Moraga has increased by 27%

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        Daily Crime In Moraga (per 100,000 people)

        The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Moraga, California is displayed in the graph above. As you can see, the daily crimes for Moraga are 2.54 times less than the California average and 2.08 times less than the national level. Daily violent crimes in Moraga are 2.76 times less than than California and 2.04 times less than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Moraga are 2.50 times less than than California and 2.09 times less than the national average.

        How Safe is Moraga (higher is better)

        What are the odds that you'll be safer in Moraga, California compared to other areas of California, as well as the rest of America? When it comes down to it, is Moraga safe? In the graphs above, it shows that Moraga is safer than 86% of California cities, and 60% 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 Moraga. At this time, Moraga sees a above average rate of crime in comparison to other United States cities.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Moraga

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Moraga is 1 in 552
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Moraga is 1 in 107
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Moraga is 1 in 90
        Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Moraga? If you reside in Moraga, the likelihood that you will become a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 552. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 107 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 Moraga, is 1 in 90.

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

        An analysis of year to year crime rates in Moraga, California (per 100,000 people) is a useful indicator of whether the area is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live. The amount of violent crime in Moraga has increased by 118%, the amount of property crime in Moraga has increased by 18%, and the total amount of crime in Moraga has increased by 27% year over year.

        Moraga police department

        Item Moraga California National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)1351,506558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents0.83.63.3
        There are a total of 13 Moraga police officers. This results in 0.8 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 78.1% less than the California average and 75.6% less than the National average.

        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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        Moraga, CA16,8961819371,118

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        Moraga, CA16,8961819371,118
        Source: The Moraga, 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.