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Total crime 58%
Violent crime 78%
Property crime 54%
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 peopleOrinda/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime212n/a (estimate)1,0562,7722,489
Murder5n/a24.94.35.0
Rape2n/a10.037.542.6
Robbery7n/a34.9132.481.6
Assault3n/a14.9267.1250.2
Violent crime17n/a (estimate)85441379
Burglary52n/a259.1386.1340.5
Theft125n/a622.81,586.31,549.5
Vehicle theft18n/a89.7358.8219.9
Property crime195n/a (estimate)9722,3312,110

Key findings

  • Orinda crime rates are 58% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Orinda are 78% lower than the national average
  • In Orinda you have a 1 in 95 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Orinda is safer than 76% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Orinda has increased by 78%

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

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      Daily Crime In Orinda (per 100,000 people)

      The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily crimes in Orinda for every 100,000 residents. The Orinda total amount of daily crime is 2.62 times less than the California average and 2.36 times less than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Orinda, is 5.21 times less than the California average, and it is 4.48 times less than the national average. The statistics for property crimes show that Orinda has a daily crime average that is 2.40 times less than the California average and 2.17 times less than the daily national rate.

      How Safe is Orinda (higher is better)

      Is Orinda 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 Orinda to other cities in the state and across the country, Orinda is 93% safer than other cities of California and 76% safer than other cities in the nation. Orinda has a ranks above average in comparison to other cities in the country.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Orinda

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Orinda is 1 in 1181
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Orinda is 1 in 103
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Orinda is 1 in 95
      Are you worried about becoming a crime victim? In Orinda, your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 1181. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 103 chance of being the victim of a property crime such as vehicle theft, personal property theft, and burglary. Your overall risk of becoming a crime victim in Orinda is 1 in 95.

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

      A good indicator of whether Orinda 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 Orinda has increased by 89%, while the property crime rate in Orinda has increased by 77% year over year. The number of total crimes in Orinda has increased by 78% year over year.

      Orinda police department

      ItemOrindaCaliforniaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a51,506558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a3.63.3

      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
      Shell Ridge, CA1,12362327389
      Norris Canyon, CA1,04662327389
      Acalanes Ridge, CA1,00062327389
      Castle Hill, CA1,20262327389
      San Miguel, CA3,21484444528
      Camino Tassajara, CA3,45684444528
      Reliez Valley, CA3,59584444528
      Orinda, CA18,936859721,056

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Troy, AL18,9441,5825,0166,597
      Berea, OH18,94948425474
      Ansonia, CT18,9501931,4851,678
      Hawthorne, NJ18,9500743743
      Howard, WI18,9502801,4061,686
      Orinda, CA18,936859721,056
      Source: The Orinda, 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.