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Total crime 53%
Violent crime 79%
Property crime 48%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2020 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2021; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleMurrieta/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,300n/a (estimate)1,1052,5812,346
Murder0n/a0.05.66.5
Rape22n/a18.734.238.4
Robbery29n/a24.7113.673.9
Assault44n/a37.4288.7279.7
Violent crime95n/a (estimate)81442388
Burglary181n/a153.9369.7314.2
Theft774n/a657.91,341.71,398.0
Vehicle theft250n/a212.5427.6246.0
Property crime1,205n/a (estimate)1,0242,1391,958

Key findings

  • Murrieta crime rates are 53% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Murrieta are 79% lower than the national average
  • In Murrieta you have a 1 in 91 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Murrieta is safer than 74% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Murrieta has decreased by 19%

Murrieta crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Murrieta (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Murrieta, CA per 100,000 people. In Murrieta, the total number of daily crimes is 2.34 times less than the California average and 2.12 times less than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Murrieta is 5.47 times less than the California average and 4.80 times less than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Murrieta has a daily crime rate that is 2.09 times less than the California average and 1.91 times less than the national average.

      How Safe is Murrieta (higher is better)

      Compared to the other cities in California and all other cities across the US, is Murrieta safe? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Murrieta is safer than 92% of other cities in the state of California. In addition, Murrieta is safer than 74% of cities in the entire United States. To achieve these results, all California and United States cities were analyzed to determine how many locations had a lower crime rate than Murrieta. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Murrieta is above average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Murrieta

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Murrieta is 1 in 1239
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Murrieta is 1 in 98
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Murrieta is 1 in 91
      Interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Murrieta? In Murrieta, you have a 1 in 1239 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 98. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Murrieta, CA is 1 in 91.

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

      An ideal indicator of whether Murrieta 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 Murrieta has increased by 23% and the rate of property crime in Murrieta has decreased by 21%. The total crime rate in Murrieta has decreased by 19% year to year.

      Murrieta police department

      ItemMurrietaCaliforniaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)12551,506558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.23.63.3
      There are a total of 125 Murrieta police officers. This results in 1.2 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 67.6% less than the California average and 64% 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
      Canyon Lake, CA10,985114784898
      Rainbow, CA1,780160775935
      Pala, CA1,0061909181,108
      Wildomar, CA34,7751531,1001,254
      Warm Springs, CA1,7092291,1061,335
      Romoland, CA1,7692291,1101,339
      Meadowbrook, CA2,7822701,3071,578
      Murrieta, CA108,583811,0241,105

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Antioch, CA108,6755252,4172,943
      Cambridge, MA108,7572841,8342,119
      Pueblo, CO108,3851,0454,6315,676
      The Woodlands, TX108,3732051,0331,238
      Richardson, TX108,3501271,9522,079
      Murrieta, CA108,583811,0241,105
      Source: The Murrieta, CA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2020. 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.