Total crime NAT. AVG.
Violent crime NAT. AVG.
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 peopleNapa/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,417n/a (estimate)1,8032,8432,324
Violent crime255n/a (estimate)324500370
Vehicle theft154n/a196.0471.9282.7
Property crime1,162n/a (estimate)1,4792,3431,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Napa, CA

Crime is typically categorized into two main types: violent and property crimes. Violent crimes encompass offenses such as murder, rape, robbery, and assault, while property crimes include burglary, theft, and vehicle theft. Based on the most recent report, the Napa crime rate is lower than the national average by 22.4%. Specifically, there were 255 violent crimes in Napa, equivalent to 324 per 100,000 individuals, lower than the national average by 12.3%. Furthermore, Napa recorded 1162 property crimes, amounting to 1479 per 100,000 residents, which was lower than the average by 24.3%.

When it comes to violent crimes per 100,000 people, Napa maintains a rate that is very similar to the national average. With 324 reported violent crimes, it falls in line with the national average of 370. This alignment suggests that Napa shares a similar crime profile with other cities, highlighting its comparable level of safety within the broader urban landscape.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in Napa?

What is the prevailing sentiment among Napa residents regarding the state of crime? A comprehensive survey conducted by AreaVibes, involving 37 respondents, sheds light on this matter. The results were as follows: 49% of Napa residents expressed a notable sense of security, asserting that crime was virtually non-existent in their community, and they felt at ease strolling the streets after dark. While, 51% of those surveyed held a contrasting viewpoint, perceiving a higher incidence of crime, leading them to feel apprehensive about walking alone at night.

Is Napa a Safe Place to Live?

Before you decide to relocate, it’s always good to ask yourself “Is Napa a safe place to live?” Although the answer might not be that simple, as some areas are safer than others, getting a good feel for the overall rate of crime can definitely be helpful. Overall, the Napa crime rate is 22% lower than the national average. If we break that down daily, that translates into 3.88 crimes per day - 0.7 violent crimes and 3.18 property crimes.

Has Crime in Napa Increased Since Last Year?

Year-over-year crime data allows residents and potential residents to assess the crime in Napa. A decrease in crime rates may indicate improving safety, while an increase could raise concerns. The year-over-year crime rate in Napa has decreased by 10.7%. Violent crimes have decreased by 4.5%, while property crimes have decreased by 12%. By comparing crime rates from one year to the next, authorities and communities can identify trends and patterns in criminal activity. This helps in understanding whether crime is increasing, decreasing, or remaining stable over time.

Potential Causes for Crime in Napa

Napa has a population density of 4338.5 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 Napa crime rates.

Napa has a ratio of police officers and civilians per 1,000 residents that differs from the national norm, with 1.35 officers and civilians per 1,000 residents, compared to 3.25 nationwide. Crime rates are profoundly influenced by the effectiveness of law enforcement and community policing endeavors. A resilient and cooperative partnership between law enforcement agencies and the community can serve as a deterrent to criminal activities, ultimately enhancing safety. The efficacy of law enforcement extends beyond mere numbers and extends into the realm of community policing strategies, emphasizing the cultivation of trust and collaboration between officers and the community. It is not merely a matter of quantity but the quality of engagement with the community that matters most.

In cities grappling with housing affordability challenges, crime can emerge as a prominent issue. Certain individuals and families may find themselves needing to reside in cramped or subpar housing conditions, elevating stress levels and potentially fueling domestic conflicts and associated criminal incidents. Napa has a median home price of $644,100, deviating from the national average of $184,700. Large disparities in housing costs can significantly impact the well-being of residents and the prevalence of crime within the community.

Napa crime map

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

  • Napa crime rates are 22% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Napa are 12% lower than the national average
  • In Napa you have a 1 in 56 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Napa is safer than 37% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Napa has decreased by 11%

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        Daily Crime In Napa (per 100,000 people)

        The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily crimes in Napa for every 100,000 residents. The Napa total amount of daily crime is 1.58 times less than the California average and 1.29 times less than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Napa, is 1.54 times less than the California average, and it is 1.14 times less than the national average. The statistics for property crimes show that Napa has a daily crime average that is 1.58 times less than the California average and 1.32 times less than the daily national rate.

        How Safe is Napa (higher is better)

        Is Napa safe in comparison to other cities in the state of California as well as in comparison to the rest of the areas across the United States. Using the gauges above, which compare crime in Napa to other cities in the state and across the country, Napa is 64% safer than other cities of California and 37% safer than other cities in the nation. Napa has a ranks below average in comparison to other cities in the country.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Napa

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Napa is 1 in 309
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Napa is 1 in 68
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Napa is 1 in 56
        Interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Napa? In Napa, you have a 1 in 309 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 68. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Napa, CA is 1 in 56.

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

        A good indicator of whether Napa 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 Napa has decreased by 5%, while the property crime rate in Napa has decreased by 12% year over year. The number of total crimes in Napa has decreased by 11% year over year.

        Napa police department

        Item Napa California National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)10651,506558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.33.63.3
        There are a total of 106 Napa police officers. This results in 1.3 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 62.7% less than the California average and 58.5% less than the National average.

        Sex offenders in California

        State Total offenders California /100K National /100K
        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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        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Black Point-Green Point, CA1,73870329399
        Green Valley, CA1,58370329399
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        Temelec, CA1,91575349424
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        Green Valley CDP (Los Angeles County), CA1,0001979231,119
        Silverado Resort, CA1,1712029471,149
        Napa, CA78,2943241,4791,803

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        Lake Charles, LA77,8326293,1123,742
        Flower Mound, TX78,85447777824
        Napa, CA78,2943241,4791,803
        Source: The Napa, 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.