Reported Annual Crime In Novato

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleNovato/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,019n/a (estimate)1,7972,9462,745
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleNovato/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder1n/a1.84.65.3
Rape5n/a8.837.241.7
Robbery26n/a45.9143.298.0
Assault60n/a105.8264.2248.9
Violent crime92n/a (estimate)162449383
Burglary145n/a255.7446.9430.4
Theft689n/a1,215.21,623.91,694.4
Vehicle theft93n/a164.0425.9237.4
Property crime927n/a (estimate)1,6352,4972,362

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The table above provides a full overview of all reported crimes in Novato, CA for the year. The sum of recorded criminal acts in Novato, CA is displayed; for comparisons, each offense is also shown in regards to the amount of offenses per 100,000 people. Along with this, they are separated into multiple categories: violent crimes and property crimes. The crime data reveals that the overall Novato, CA crime rates are 39% lower than in comparison to the California mean and are 35% lower than the nation's mean. In regards to violent offenses, Novato, CA has a rate that is 64% lower than the California average; compared to the United States, it is 58% lower than. Looking at crimes involving property, Novato, CA is 35% lower than its state's mean, and 31% lower than the country's average.
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The Novato crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Novato 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 Novato crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Novato is 35% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 4.92 daily crimes that occur in Novato.
  • Novato is safer than 60% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Novato you have a 1 in 56 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Novato has decreased by 12%.

Compare Novato, CA Crime To Other Cities

Daily Crime In Novato (per 100,000 people)

The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Novato, 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 Novato, CA are 1.64 times less than the California average and 1.53 times less than the national level. Daily violent Crimes in Novato, CA are 2.77 times less than than California and 2.36 times less than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Novato, CA are 1.53 times less than than California and 1.44 times less than the national average.

How Safe is Novato (higher is better)

Are people any safer living in the Novato, CA area in comparison to other California communities and all other cities throughout the United States? The evidence provided by these graphs show Novato, CA being safer than 77% of cities in California and 60% of cities across the United States as a whole. This is evident by tracking California cities as well as all US cities over a one year period to contrast crime statistics as they relate to Novato, CA. In conclusion, Novato, CA now ranks above average in comparison to all United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Novato

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Novato is 1 in 617
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Novato is 1 in 62
The chance of being a victim of crime in Novato is 1 in 56
Are you interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Novato, 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 Novato, CA, you have a 1 in 617 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 62. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Novato, CA is 1 in 56.

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

A good indicator of whether Novato, CA is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live can be determined by analyzing the year over year crime rate. In the graph above, the year over year crime rates are displayed for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people. The number of violent crimes in Novato, CA has decreased by 12%, while the property crime rate in Novato, CA has decreased by 12% year over year. The number of total crimes in Novato, CA has decreased by 12% year over year.

Novato police department

ItemNovatoCaliforniaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)7251,506558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.43.63.3
There are a total of 72 Novato police officers. This results in 1.4 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 62.4% less than the California average and 58.2% 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
Woodacre, CA1,54263350413
Black Point-Green Point, CA1,59263350413
Bolinas, CA1,28163350413
Temelec, CA1,62767372439
Penngrove, CA2,94070392462
Sleepy Hollow, CA2,27570392462
Belvedere, CA2,0170516516
Novato, CA54,7901621,6351,797

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Smyrna, GA54,7882992,6822,980
Lakewood, NJ54,6793132,1292,442
Aloha, OR54,9083463,6624,008
Hanford, CA54,9125092,4362,945
Port Arthur, TX54,9136803,6544,334
Novato, CA54,7901621,6351,797
Source: The Novato, CA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2017. 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.
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