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Total crime 1%
Violent crime 16%
Property crime 2%
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 peoplePorterville/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,489n/a (estimate)2,4732,7722,489
Murder2n/a3.34.35.0
Rape7n/a11.637.542.6
Robbery47n/a78.1132.481.6
Assault136n/a225.9267.1250.2
Violent crime192n/a (estimate)319441379
Burglary213n/a353.8386.1340.5
Theft835n/a1,386.81,586.31,549.5
Vehicle theft249n/a413.6358.8219.9
Property crime1,297n/a (estimate)2,1542,3312,110

Key findings

  • Porterville crime rates are 1% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Porterville are 16% lower than the national average
  • In Porterville you have a 1 in 41 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Porterville is safer than 34% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Porterville has decreased by 17%

Porterville crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Porterville (per 100,000 people)

      The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily crimes in Porterville for every 100,000 residents. The Porterville total amount of daily crime is 1.12 times less than the California average and 1.01 times less than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Porterville, is 1.38 times less than the California average, and it is 1.19 times less than the national average. The statistics for property crimes show that Porterville has a daily crime average that is 1.08 times less than the California average and 1.02 times more than the daily national rate.

      How Safe is Porterville (higher is better)

      How safe is Porterville, California compared to other cities in California and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Porterville is safer than 45% of the cities in California and 34% of the cities in the United States. These results are calculated by analyzing all cities in California and across the US as a whole and determining how many areas have a lower crime rate than Porterville. Overall, Porterville is ranked below average compared to all other cities across the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Porterville

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Porterville is 1 in 314
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Porterville is 1 in 47
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Porterville is 1 in 41
      Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Porterville? In Porterville, CA you have a 1 in 314 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery and assault. With regards to property crime, you have a 1 in 47 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and motor vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 41 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Porterville.

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

      An analysis of year to year crime rates in Porterville, 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 Porterville has decreased by 9%, the amount of property crime in Porterville has decreased by 18%, and the total amount of crime in Porterville has decreased by 17% year over year.

      Porterville police department

      ItemPortervilleCaliforniaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)8251,506558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.53.63.3
      There are a total of 82 Porterville police officers. This results in 1.5 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 59.1% less than the California average and 54.6% 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
      Woodville, CA1,7482481,3091,556
      Terra Bella, CA3,2013361,7762,112
      Pixley, CA3,8403361,7762,112
      Strathmore, CA3,2403361,7762,112
      Poplar-Cotton Center, CA3,0093361,7762,112
      Lindsay, CA13,0525031,8242,327
      East Porterville, CA6,4605743,0323,606
      Porterville, CA58,4723192,1542,473

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Dubuque, IA58,5351901,6371,827
      Spring, TX58,6085293,0173,546
      Orland Park, IL58,612441,6201,664
      Bartlett, TN58,3183151,7552,070
      Owensboro, KY58,6852254,0464,271
      Porterville, CA58,4723192,1542,473
      Source: The Porterville, 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.