Annual Crime In Sacramento (2018)

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.
In the event that crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, estimates are used. The estimates are based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSacramento/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime18,746n/a (estimate)3,6972,8282,580
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSacramento/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder36n/a7.14.45.0
Rape102n/a20.139.242.6
Robbery1,052n/a207.5137.386.2
Assault2,139n/a421.9266.5246.8
Violent crime3,329n/a (estimate)657447381
Burglary2,751n/a542.6416.2376.0
Theft9,783n/a1,929.41,571.81,594.6
Vehicle theft2,883n/a568.6392.4228.9
Property crime15,417n/a (estimate)3,0412,3802,200

Key findings

  • Sacramento crime rates are 43% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Sacramento are 73% higher than the national average
  • In Sacramento you have a 1 in 28 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Sacramento is safer than 10% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Sacramento has decreased by 3%

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Compare Sacramento, CA Crime To Other Cities

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      Daily Crime In Sacramento (per 100,000 people)

      The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in Sacramento, CA per 100,000 people. In Sacramento, the number of daily crimes is projected to be 1.31 times more than the California average and 1.43 times more than the national average. The average number of daily violent crimes in Sacramento is 1.47 times more than the California average and 1.73 times more than the daily national average. With regards to property crimes, Sacramento has a daily crime rate that is 1.28 times more than the California average and 1.38 times more than the overall daily national average.

      How Safe is Sacramento (higher is better)

      When comparing the safety of Sacramento compared to every other city in California, as well as the entirety of the United States, the gauges found above illustrate that Sacramento ranks safer than 11% of every city located within California along with 10% 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, Sacramento, CA is ranked below average when compared to the rest of the US cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Sacramento

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Sacramento is 1 in 153
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Sacramento is 1 in 33
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Sacramento is 1 in 28
      Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Sacramento? In Sacramento, CA you have a 1 in 153 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 33 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and motor vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 28 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Sacramento.

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

      A good indicator of whether Sacramento is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live can be determined by analyzing the year over year crime rate (per 100,000 people). The number of violent crimes in Sacramento has decreased by 8%, while the property crime rate in Sacramento has decreased by 1% year over year. The number of total crimes in Sacramento has decreased by 3% year over year.

      Sacramento police department

      ItemSacramentoCaliforniaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)86151,506558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.83.63.3
      There are a total of 861 Sacramento police officers. This results in 1.8 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 50% less than the California average and 44.4% 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
      Gold River, CA7,6522101,1201,331
      Wilton, CA4,9952361,2551,491
      Elk Grove, CA163,6342371,3511,588
      Mather, CA4,4353451,8392,184
      Rancho Cordova, CA69,4823631,8542,217
      Roseville, CA128,2762172,3622,579
      Davis, CA66,8861682,4322,601
      Sacramento, CA484,5306573,0413,697

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Kansas City, MO471,7671,5904,3075,897
      Mesa, AZ470,4563641,9852,349
      Long Beach, CA469,7936982,5343,232
      Atlanta, GA456,3787694,6545,423
      Fresno, CA513,8075553,3453,900
      Sacramento, CA484,5306573,0413,697
      Source: The Sacramento, 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.