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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2022 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2023; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peoplePinole/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime611n/a (estimate)3,2762,8432,324
Violent crime72n/a (estimate)386500370
Vehicle theft72n/a386.0471.9282.7
Property crime539n/a (estimate)2,8902,3431,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Pinole, CA

When we analyze the latest crime report, the Pinole crime rate is 41% higher than the national average. These incidents are classified into two primary categories: violent and property crimes. Violent crimes include assault, robbery, rape and murder. Whereas property crimes encompass theft, vehicle theft and burglary. In the case of Pinole, there were 72 reported violent crimes, equivalent to 386 per 100,000 individuals, 4.4% higher than the national average. Additionally, Pinole recorded 539 property crimes, amounting to 2890 per 100,000 residents, 47.9% higher than the U.S. average.

The violent crime rate in Pinole closely mirrors the national average among all cities that reported crime, with 386 incidents per 100,000 people. The national average for violent crime per 100,000 people was 370. This consistency highlights Pinole as a community where safety standards are in line with the broader national landscape, providing residents with a reliable sense of security.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in Pinole?

What do the local residents think about crime in Pinole? Well, based on a recent survey of 13 people (conducted by AreaVibes), 69% of Pinole residents said that there was virtually no crime and that they felt safe walking at night. Another 31% of respondents said that there was too much crime in the area and they did not feel safe walking alone at night.

Is Pinole a Safe Place to Live?

Determining whether Pinole is a place to live may not always yield a simple answer, given the city's varying safety levels across different areas. Nonetheless, comprehending the city's overall crime rate can be a valuable asset. In broad terms, Pinole has an overall crime rate that is 41% higher than the national average. When we take a look at crime on a daily basis, this translates into 1.67 daily occurrences, comprising 0.2 violent crimes and 1.48 property crimes. Scrutinizing these statistics provides a foundation for a more informed assessment of the suitability of Pinole as a potential place to establish residency.

Has Crime in Pinole Increased Since Last Year?

In the most recent crime report, year-over-year crime rates in Pinole has increased by 35.2%. Examining the change in crime rates from one year to the next provides valuable insights into the evolving safety landscape of Pinole, aiding residents in assessing whether it is becoming a safer or more dangerous place to live. These crime rates are categorized into two primary groups: violent and property crimes. Year-over-year, violent crime has increased by 10.8%, while property crime has increased by 39.3%. This comprehensive analysis offers potential residents essential information for making informed decisions about whether or not Pinole is a safe place to live.

Potential Causes for Crime in Pinole

High population density areas are often large urban centers with diverse economic opportunities. These areas can exacerbate income inequality, with pockets of poverty existing alongside affluence. Areas with economic disparities may experience higher property crimes and, in some cases, violent crimes. On the other hand, areas with low population density tend to see lower Pinole crime rates. The population density in Pinole is 3790 people per square mile, while the national average is 90.6 people per square mile.

In Pinole, the cost of living is 46.41% higher than the national average. A high cost of living can induce economic stress for locals, especially those with limited financial resources. When people grapple with soaring housing expenses, utility bills, healthcare costs, and other essential necessities, they may be driven towards criminal activities, including theft or fraud, as a means of financial survival. Conversely, cities boasting a lower cost of living may mitigate economic pressures and potentially result in reduced crime rates.

In cities grappling with housing affordability challenges, crime can emerge as a prominent issue. Certain individuals and families may find themselves needing to reside in cramped or subpar housing conditions, elevating stress levels and potentially fueling domestic conflicts and associated criminal incidents. Pinole has a median home price of $567,900, deviating from the national average of $184,700. Large disparities in housing costs can significantly impact the well-being of residents and the prevalence of crime within the community.

Pinole crime map

The Pinole crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Pinole as reported by the local law enforcement agencies. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Pinole crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level. Please note that the red areas on the Pinole crime map does not always indicate that it is a dangerous area for its residents. Areas on the heat map could be inflated if they are located in high traffic areas like airports, sports centers or large parks. Other areas on the heat map could see increased crime rates if they are located in major tourist areas like the downtown core.
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Crime Quick Facts

  • Pinole crime rates are 41% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Pinole are 4% higher than the national average
  • In Pinole you have a 1 in 31 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Pinole is safer than 21% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Pinole has increased by 40%

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        Daily Crime In Pinole (per 100,000 people)

        The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Pinole, CA per 100,000 people. In Pinole, the total number of daily crimes is 1.15 times more than the California average and 1.41 times more than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Pinole is 1.29 times less than the California average and 1.04 times more than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Pinole has a daily crime rate that is 1.23 times more than the California average and 1.48 times more than the national average.

        How Safe is Pinole (higher is better)

        Compared to the other cities in California and all other cities across the US, is Pinole safe? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Pinole is safer than 33% of other cities in the state of California. In addition, Pinole is safer than 21% of cities in the entire United States. To achieve these results, all California and United States cities were analyzed to determine how many locations had a lower crime rate than Pinole. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Pinole is below average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Pinole

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Pinole is 1 in 260
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Pinole is 1 in 35
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Pinole is 1 in 31
        Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Pinole? If you reside in Pinole, the likelihood that you will become a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 260. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 35 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 Pinole, is 1 in 31.

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

        Determining whether Pinole is becoming less or more safe for its residents (per 100,000) is most easily done by comparing year-over-year crime rates. Pinole violent crime rates have increased by 15%. At the same time, property crime has increased by 45% year over year. Total crimes for Pinole has increased by 40% in the same time frame.

        Pinole police department

        Item Pinole California National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)3951,506558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.13.63.3
        There are a total of 39 Pinole police officers. This results in 2.1 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 42.8% less than the California average and 36.4% less than the National average.

        Sex offenders in California

        State Total offenders California /100K National /100K
        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.

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        Source: The Pinole, CA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2022. 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.