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Violent crime NAT. AVG.
Property crime NAT. AVG.
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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 peoplePomona/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime5,253n/a (estimate)3,6082,8432,324
Violent crime860n/a (estimate)591500370
Vehicle theft979n/a672.4471.9282.7
Property crime4,393n/a (estimate)3,0172,3431,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Pomona, CA

The Pomona crime rates are 55.2% higher than the national average. There are two main categories of crime - violent crime and property crime. Violent crime consists of murder, rape, robbery and assault, while property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. There were a total of 860 violent crimes in Pomona (591 per 100,000 people), which is 59.7% higher than the national average and there were a total of 4393 property crimes (3017 per 100,000 residents) which is 54.4% higher than average.

Recently, vehicle thefts have seen an upward trend across the United States, and Pomona ranks among the cities with the highest vehicle theft rates in the country. Last year, there were 979 vehicle thefts, amounting to 672 stolen vehicles per 100,000 residents. This places Pomona within the worst 10% of all cities, indicating that 90% of cities fare better in terms of vehicle theft rates. The likelihood of your vehicle being stolen stands at 1 in 149.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in Pomona?

AreaVibes conducted surveys inquiring about the safety perception of Pomona residents. Out of the respondents (105 in total), 34% expressed a strong sense of security, believing that crime rates in Pomona were low, and they felt comfortable walking alone at night. Conversely, 66% held a contrasting viewpoint, expressing concerns about safety in the area and feeling uncomfortable walking alone during the nighttime hours.

Is Pomona a Safe Place to Live?

To determine if Pomona is a safe place to live, let's take a look at the overall crime rate of the area, as well as the number of daily crimes. Pomona has a total crime rate that is 55% higher than the national average per 100,000 residents. This results in a total of 14.39 daily crimes (2.36 violent daily crimes and 12.04 daily property crimes) in Pomona.

Has Crime in Pomona Increased Since Last Year?

Year-over-year crime data allows us to analyze short-term trends in crime activity. By comparing crime rates from one year to the next, we can identify patterns and shifts in Pomona crime rates. This information can be invaluable for residents looking to make informed decisions on where to live. When comparing the most recent year to the previous year, total crime in Pomona has decreased by 5.2% year over year. Violent crime has increased by 10.3% and property crime has decreased by 7.7%.

Potential Causes for Crime in Pomona

In Pomona, the ratio of police officers and civilians stands at 1.7 per 1,000 residents, contrasting with the national average of 3.25. This discrepancy highlights the potential impact of law enforcement and community policing on crime rates. The strength of their collaboration can serve as a deterrent to criminal behavior, fostering a safer environment. Effective law enforcement leans heavily on community policing strategies that prioritize the cultivation of trust and cooperation between police and residents. It's essential to recognize that the effectiveness of these efforts isn't solely tied to the quantity of officers but also hinges on the quality of their engagement with the community.

The quality of housing and neighborhood conditions can influence crime rates. Neglected or run-down neighborhoods with poorly maintained properties may be more susceptible to criminal activities. In areas with housing affordability challenges, crime can emerge as a prominent issue. Certain individuals and families may find themselves residing in cramped or inadequate housing settings, amplifying stress levels and potentially fostering domestic conflicts and associated criminal incidents. It's worth noting that the median home price in Pomona stands at $420,600, a contrast to the national average of $184,700.

High rent costs can create economic stress for individuals and families, particularly those with limited financial resources. When a significant portion of one's income is spent on housing, there may be less money available for other essential needs such as food, healthcare and education. Economic stress can contribute to desperation and potentially lead individuals to engage in criminal activities, such as theft or fraud, as a means of financial survival. Average rent rates in Pomona are $1,406, compared to a national average of $949 per month.

Pomona crime map

The Pomona crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Pomona 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 Pomona crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level. Please note that the red areas on the Pomona 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

  • Pomona crime rates are 55% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Pomona are 60% higher than the national average
  • In Pomona you have a 1 in 28 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Pomona is safer than 15% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Pomona has decreased by 1%

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        Daily Crime In Pomona (per 100,000 people)

        The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Pomona, CA per 100,000 people. In Pomona, the total number of daily crimes is 1.27 times more than the California average and 1.55 times more than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Pomona is 1.18 times more than the California average and 1.60 times more than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Pomona has a daily crime rate that is 1.29 times more than the California average and 1.54 times more than the national average.

        How Safe is Pomona (higher is better)

        Compared to the other cities in California and all other cities across the US, is Pomona safe? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Pomona is safer than 15% of other cities in the state of California. In addition, Pomona is safer than 15% 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 Pomona. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Pomona is below average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Pomona

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Pomona is 1 in 170
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Pomona is 1 in 34
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Pomona is 1 in 28
        Are you at risk of becoming a victim of crime in Pomona, California? If you reside in Pomona, then there is a 1 in 170 chance that you will experience a violent crime. These types of crimes may include homicide, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Your risk of being a victim of property crime is 1 in 34. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 28 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Pomona.

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

        An analysis of year to year crime rates in Pomona, 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 Pomona has increased by 15%, the amount of property crime in Pomona has decreased by 4%, and the total amount of crime in Pomona has decreased by 1% year over year.

        Pomona police department

        Item Pomona California National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)25751,506558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.73.63.3
        There are a total of 257 Pomona police officers. This results in 1.7 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 53% less than the California average and 47.8% 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.

        Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        San Antonio Heights, CA3,11395446542
        Bradbury, CA82501,0251,025
        Yorba Linda, CA68,103539961,050
        La Habra Heights, CA5,318551,0491,104
        Lytle Creek, CA6562241,0521,276
        La Puente, CA39,7803171,1821,499
        Coronita, CA3,9682701,2671,538
        Pomona, CA151,1245913,0173,608

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        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Escondido, CA150,3963451,7952,140
        Pasadena, TX152,5376272,8023,429
        Sunnyvale, CA152,5692192,4572,676
        Kansas City, KS153,0146423,0793,721
        Macon-Bibb County, GA153,0265952,7403,334
        Pomona, CA151,1245913,0173,608
        Source: The Pomona, 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.