Reported Annual Crime In Petaluma

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peoplePetaluma/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,179n/a (estimate)1,9342,9462,745
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peoplePetaluma/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder1n/a1.64.65.3
Rape32n/a52.537.241.7
Robbery40n/a65.6143.298.0
Assault160n/a262.5264.2248.9
Violent crime233n/a (estimate)382449383
Burglary170n/a278.9446.9430.4
Theft712n/a1,168.01,623.91,694.4
Vehicle theft64n/a105.0425.9237.4
Property crime946n/a (estimate)1,5522,4972,362
A general overview of all the annual reported crimes in Petaluma, CA is displayed above. The data has been arranged to make it easier to find both the gross total of reported crimes and the number of crimes reported per 100,000 people in Petaluma, CA. These statistics are further divided into two distinct categories (violent crimes and property crimes) to provide more insight to how prevalent crime is in the area. You'll find that the rate of crime in Petaluma, CA averages 34% lower than the rest of California while the rate of crime on a national scale is 30% lower than. You'll find that the occurrence of violent crime in Petaluma, CA is 15% lower than the average rate of crime in California and equal to the rest of the nation. Similarly, crime involving property stands 38% lower than the remainder of the state of California and 34% lower than the nation's average. Both of these statistics relate to how safe residents and businesses are while performing everyday activities in the Petaluma, CA area.
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The Petaluma crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Petaluma 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 Petaluma crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Petaluma is 30% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 5.3 daily crimes that occur in Petaluma.
  • Petaluma is safer than 35% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Petaluma you have a 1 in 52 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Petaluma has decreased by 26%.

Compare Petaluma, CA Crime To Other Cities

Daily Crime In Petaluma (per 100,000 people)

The illustration above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Petaluma, CA on a daily bases (per 100,000 people) to crimes committed throughout the state of California. A comparison to the average number of daily national crimes is displayed as well. According to the latest crime statistics, daily crimes in Petaluma, CA (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to California state wide, are 1.52 times less than the state average and 1.42 times less than than national statistics. Violent crimes committed in Petaluma, CA on a daily bases are 1.18 times less than than California average and 1.00 times less than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Petaluma, CA are 1.61 times less than the daily state average and 1.52 times less than the daily national numbers.

How Safe is Petaluma (higher is better)

When comparing the safety of Petaluma, CA compared to every other city in California as well as the entirety of the United States, the gauges found above illustrate that Petaluma, CA ranks safer than 46% of every city located within California along with 35% of the all the cities located in the United States. The results of these graphs are created after analyzing each of the cities in California and in the United States as a whole. It is then established the total amount of cities that have a lower crime rate than Petaluma, CA. As a result, Petaluma, CA is ranked below average when compared to the majority of US cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Petaluma

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Petaluma is 1 in 262
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Petaluma is 1 in 65
The chance of being a victim of crime in Petaluma is 1 in 52
Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Petaluma, CA? The graphics above display the likelihood of becoming victimized by an illegal act such as a crime including violence or property damage. If you reside in Petaluma, CA, the likelihood that you will suffer a violent crime is 1 in 262. These sorts of violent crimes include murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Illegal actions against property are represented by a likelihood of 1 in 65 that you become a victim. These sorts of crimes against personal property include burglary, theft, and auto theft. In total, the likelihood of being victimized by a crime in Petaluma, CA is 1 in 52.

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

An analysis of year to year crime rates in Petaluma, CA is a useful indicator of whether the area is becoming a safer area to live or a more dangerous area. In the above graph, you can see that the year to year crime rates are shown for the total crime, property crime, and violent crime per 100,000 people. The amount of violent crime in Petaluma, CA has decreased by 5%, the amount of property crime in Petaluma, CA has decreased by 30%, and the total amount of crime in Petaluma, CA has decreased by 26% year to year.

Petaluma police department

ItemPetalumaCaliforniaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)8351,506558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.43.63.3
There are a total of 83 Petaluma police officers. This results in 1.4 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 61.1% less than the California average and 56.7% 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
Black Point-Green Point, CA1,59263350413
Inverness, CA1,07463350413
Kenwood, CA1,22763352415
Temelec, CA1,62767372439
Penngrove, CA2,94070392462
Eldridge, CA1,445100556656
Graton, CA1,665144802947
Petaluma, CA59,7573821,5521,934

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Springfield, OH59,7616296,8397,467
Lakeville, MN59,786709501,020
Marietta, GA59,7143493,5833,932
Gardena, CA59,8986522,3122,964
St. Clair Shores, MI59,9161891,1631,352
Petaluma, CA59,7573821,5521,934
Source: The Petaluma, 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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