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Total crime 10%
Violent crime 31%
Property crime 7%
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 peopleSalinas/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime4,314n/a (estimate)2,7492,7722,489
Murder8n/a5.14.35.0
Rape66n/a42.137.542.6
Robbery241n/a153.6132.481.6
Assault467n/a297.6267.1250.2
Violent crime782n/a (estimate)498441379
Burglary742n/a472.8386.1340.5
Theft1,709n/a1,088.91,586.31,549.5
Vehicle theft1,081n/a688.8358.8219.9
Property crime3,532n/a (estimate)2,2512,3312,110

Key findings

  • Salinas crime rates are 10% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Salinas are 31% higher than the national average
  • In Salinas you have a 1 in 37 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Salinas is safer than 20% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Salinas has decreased by 18%

Salinas crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Salinas (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Salinas, CA per 100,000 people. In Salinas, the total number of daily crimes is 1.01 times less than the California average and 1.10 times more than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Salinas is 1.13 times more than the California average and 1.31 times more than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Salinas has a daily crime rate that is 1.04 times less than the California average and 1.07 times more than the national average.

      How Safe is Salinas (higher is better)

      Compared to the other cities in California and all other cities across the US, is Salinas safe? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Salinas is safer than 23% of other cities in the state of California. In addition, Salinas is safer than 20% 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 Salinas. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Salinas is below average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Salinas

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Salinas is 1 in 201
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Salinas is 1 in 45
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Salinas is 1 in 37
      Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Salinas? If you reside in Salinas, the likelihood that you will become a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 201. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 45 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 Salinas, is 1 in 37.

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

      An analysis of year to year crime rates in Salinas, 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 Salinas has decreased by 20%, the amount of property crime in Salinas has decreased by 17%, and the total amount of crime in Salinas has decreased by 18% year over year.

      Salinas police department

      ItemSalinasCaliforniaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)19651,506558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.33.63.3
      There are a total of 196 Salinas police officers. This results in 1.3 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 64.9% less than the California average and 61% 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
      Carmel Valley Village, CA4,282115605720
      Elkhorn, CA1,091131694825
      Aromas, CA2,5081628551,017
      Hollister, CA36,9012827701,052
      Gonzales, CA8,4012028681,070
      San Juan Bautista, CA2,3271789391,117
      Chualar, CA1,2382361,2451,481
      Salinas, CA155,8894982,2512,749

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Cary, NC155,82266904970
      McKinney, TX156,8211439931,137
      Palmdale, CA156,8234191,4191,838
      Fort Collins, CO157,2512172,1732,390
      Hayward, CA154,5073423,0243,365
      Salinas, CA155,8894982,2512,749
      Source: The Salinas, 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.