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Total crime 33%
Violent crime 26%
Property crime 34%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2019 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2020; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleNevada City/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime104n/a (estimate)3,3022,7722,489
Murder0n/a0.04.35.0
Rape4n/a127.037.542.6
Robbery1n/a31.7132.481.6
Assault10n/a317.5267.1250.2
Violent crime15n/a (estimate)476441379
Burglary26n/a825.4386.1340.5
Theft49n/a1,555.61,586.31,549.5
Vehicle theft14n/a444.4358.8219.9
Property crime89n/a (estimate)2,8252,3312,110

Key findings

  • Nevada City crime rates are 33% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Nevada City are 26% higher than the national average
  • In Nevada City you have a 1 in 31 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Nevada City is safer than 18% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Nevada City has decreased by 17%

Nevada City crime map

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      Daily Crime In Nevada City (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Nevada City

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Nevada City is 1 in 211
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Nevada City is 1 in 36
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Nevada City is 1 in 31

      Year Over Year Crime In Nevada City (per 100,000 people)

      Nevada City police department

      ItemNevada CityCaliforniaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)1151,506558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.63.63.3
      There are a total of 11 Nevada City police officers. This results in 3.6 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 1.5% less than the California average and 9.4% greater 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
      Penn Valley, CA1,6072091,1051,314
      Rough and Ready, CA1,2712101,1071,317
      Colfax, CA2,1892441,2921,536
      Lake Wildwood, CA5,2893671,9402,307
      Alta Sierra, CA6,6393852,0362,421
      Alta, CA4484932,6073,100
      Dutch Flat, CA1924982,6303,128
      Nevada City, CA3,1174762,8253,302

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Bonny Doon, CA3,11784444528
      Golden Grove, SC3,1182861,6461,932
      Ponce Inlet, FL3,1180965965
      Greenwood Lake, NY3,118152581732
      Macungie, PA3,11506363
      Nevada City, CA3,1174762,8253,302
      Source: The Nevada City, CA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2019. 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.