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40%
Total crime NAT. AVG.
67%
Violent crime NAT. AVG.
35%
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 peopleRocklin/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,032n/a (estimate)1,3912,8432,324
Murder1n/a1.35.76.3
Rape15n/a20.237.440.0
Robbery19n/a25.6123.566.1
Assault55n/a74.2332.8268.2
Violent crime90n/a (estimate)121500370
Burglary102n/a137.5371.9269.8
Theft768n/a1,035.51,499.31,401.9
Vehicle theft72n/a97.1471.9282.7
Property crime942n/a (estimate)1,2702,3431,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Rocklin, CA

Crime can be categorized into two primary types: violent and property crimes. Violent crimes encompass offenses such as murder, rape, robbery, and assault, whereas property crimes involve acts like burglary, theft, and vehicle theft. The overall crime rate in Rocklin is 40.1% lower than the national average. Specifically, there were 90 violent crimes reported in Rocklin, equivalent to 121 per 100,000 residents, which is lower than the national average by 67.2%. Additionally, Rocklin recorded 942 property crimes, amounting to 1270 per 100,000 people, lower than the national average by 35%.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in Rocklin?

AreaVibes has conducted polls asking local residents if they feel safe living in Rocklin. Based on the results of the surveys (25 responses), 68% of people felt that there was very little crime in Rocklin and felt safe walking alone at night. While 32% of people felt that it was not a safe place to live and did not feel safe walking alone at night.

Is Rocklin a Safe Place to Live?

Determining whether Rocklin 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, Rocklin has an overall crime rate that is 40% lower than the national average. When we take a look at crime on a daily basis, this translates into 2.83 daily occurrences, comprising 0.25 violent crimes and 2.58 property crimes. Scrutinizing these statistics provides a foundation for a more informed assessment of the suitability of Rocklin as a potential place to establish residency.

Has Crime in Rocklin 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 Rocklin 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 Rocklin has decreased by 14.4% year over year. Violent crime has increased by 28.6% and property crime has decreased by 17%.

Potential Causes for Crime in Rocklin

Rocklin has a poverty rate that stands at 5.7, in contrast to the national average of 15.1. Historically, a direct correlation has been observed between poverty rates and crime stats. Higher poverty rates have led to higher crime rates, while lower poverty rates have led to a reduction in Rocklin crime rates. Income disparities and heightened poverty levels can serve as catalysts for elevated or reduced criminal activity, as individuals may or may not turn to illicit means to fulfill their basic needs. This could be one of many factors that may influence crime.

Limited employment opportunities or a prevalence of low-wage jobs can result in higher rates of unemployment and underemployment. Regions where individuals grapple with joblessness or meager wages may exhibit greater vulnerability to an uptick in crime due to financial instability. While areas that have strong employment rates, often will see a reduction in overall crime. Rocklin, for instance, reports an unemployment rate of 3%, which differs from the national average of 4.7%.

The effectiveness of law enforcement and community policing initiatives can influence crime rates. A strong and collaborative relationship between the police and the community can deter criminal activity and improve safety. In Rocklin, there are 1.33 police officers and civilians per 1,000 residents, compared to the national average of 3.25. The effectiveness of law enforcement often depends on community policing strategies that emphasize building trust and cooperation between the police and the community. It's not just about the number of officers but also how they engage with the community.

Rocklin crime map



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

  • Rocklin crime rates are 40% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Rocklin are 67% lower than the national average
  • In Rocklin you have a 1 in 72 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Rocklin is safer than 64% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Rocklin has decreased by 19%

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        Daily Crime In Rocklin (per 100,000 people)

        The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Rocklin, CA per 100,000 people. In Rocklin, the total number of daily crimes is 2.04 times less than the California average and 1.67 times less than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Rocklin is 4.12 times less than the California average and 3.05 times less than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Rocklin has a daily crime rate that is 1.84 times less than the California average and 1.54 times less than the national average.

        How Safe is Rocklin (higher is better)

        How safe is Rocklin, California compared to other cities in California and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Rocklin is safer than 88% of the cities in California and 64% 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 Rocklin. Overall, Rocklin is ranked above average compared to all other cities across the United States.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Rocklin

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Rocklin is 1 in 825
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Rocklin is 1 in 79
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Rocklin is 1 in 72
        How likely are you to become a victim of crime? In Rocklin, California you have a 1 in 825 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 79 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 72 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Rocklin.

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

        An ideal indicator of whether Rocklin is becoming a safer or more dangerous place to live can be done by analyzing the year over year crime rates per 100,000 people. Year over year violent crime in Rocklin has increased by 21% and the rate of property crime in Rocklin has decreased by 21%. The total crime rate in Rocklin has decreased by 19% year to year.

        Rocklin police department

        Item Rocklin California National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)7851,506558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.33.63.3
        There are a total of 78 Rocklin police officers. This results in 1.3 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 63.3% less than the California average and 59.2% less than the National average.

        Sex offenders in California

        State Total offenders California /100K National /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 Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Wheatland, CA3,63101,0251,025
        Lincoln, CA48,1501838821,065
        Granite Bay, CA22,8182109841,194
        Meadow Vista, CA3,5082131,0001,213
        Newcastle, CA1,3602161,0121,228
        Sheridan, CA1,1202311,0841,315
        Gold River, CA7,9302351,1031,338
        Rocklin, CA67,0701211,2701,391

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        Jackson, TN67,0368992,8993,798
        Lehi, UT66,9802592,0272,286
        Victoria, TX66,9743792,2282,607
        Johnson City, TN66,9343753,4193,794
        South San Francisco, CA66,8783942,8263,220
        Rocklin, CA67,0701211,2701,391
        Source: The Rocklin, 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.