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Total crime 31%
Violent crime 16%
Property crime 34%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2018 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2019; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peoplePetaluma/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,086n/a (estimate)1,7722,8282,580
Murder0n/a0.04.45.0
Rape31n/a50.639.242.6
Robbery27n/a44.1137.386.2
Assault139n/a226.8266.5246.8
Violent crime197n/a (estimate)321447381
Burglary153n/a249.6416.2376.0
Theft668n/a1,089.91,571.81,594.6
Vehicle theft68n/a110.9392.4228.9
Property crime889n/a (estimate)1,4512,3802,200

Key findings

  • Petaluma crime rates are 31% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Petaluma are 16% lower than the national average
  • In Petaluma you have a 1 in 57 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Petaluma is safer than 41% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Petaluma has decreased by 17%

Petaluma crime map

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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 lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Petaluma crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Petaluma (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Petaluma on a daily basis (per 100,000 people) to crimes committed throughout the state of California and the USA. According to the latest crime statistics, daily crimes in Petaluma (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to California, are 1.60 times less than the state average and 1.46 times less than than national average. Violent crimes committed in Petaluma on a daily basis are 1.39 times less than than California average and 1.18 times less than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Petaluma are 1.64 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 to every other city in California, as well as the entirety of the United States, is Petaluma safe? The gauges above illustrate that Petaluma is safer than 57% of every city located within California along with 41% 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. As a result, Petaluma, CA is ranked below average when compared to the rest of the 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 312
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Petaluma is 1 in 69
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Petaluma is 1 in 57
      Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Petaluma? If you reside in Petaluma, the likelihood that you will become a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 312. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 69 change that you will become a victim of a property crime. 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, is 1 in 57.

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

      An analysis of year to year crime rates in Petaluma, California (per 100,000 people) is a useful indicator of whether the area is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live. The amount of violent crime in Petaluma has decreased by 2%, the amount of property crime in Petaluma has decreased by 20%, and the total amount of crime in Petaluma has decreased by 17% year over 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
      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
      Black Point-Green Point, CA1,59263334397
      Inverness, CA1,07463334397
      Kenwood, CA1,22763335398
      Temelec, CA1,62767355421
      Penngrove, CA2,94070373443
      Eldridge, CA1,445100530630
      Graton, CA1,665144765908
      Petaluma, CA59,7573211,4511,772

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Springfield, OH59,7615695,3225,892
      Lakeville, MN59,78660820880
      Marietta, GA59,7143473,1583,505
      Gardena, CA59,8985402,1612,701
      St. Clair Shores, MI59,9162219911,213
      Petaluma, CA59,7573211,4511,772
      Source: The Petaluma, CA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2018. 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.