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Total crime 10%
Violent crime 18%
Property crime 9%
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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2020 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2021; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSelma/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime647n/a (estimate)2,5902,5812,346
Murder1n/a4.05.66.5
Rape8n/a32.034.238.4
Robbery17n/a68.0113.673.9
Assault88n/a352.3288.7279.7
Violent crime114n/a (estimate)456442388
Burglary115n/a460.3369.7314.2
Theft318n/a1,272.91,341.71,398.0
Vehicle theft100n/a400.3427.6246.0
Property crime533n/a (estimate)2,1342,1391,958

Key findings

  • Selma crime rates are 10% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Selma are 18% higher than the national average
  • In Selma you have a 1 in 39 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Selma is safer than 23% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Selma has decreased by 6%

Selma crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Selma (per 100,000 people)

      The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily crimes in Selma for every 100,000 residents. The Selma total amount of daily crime is 1.00 times more than the California average and 1.10 times more than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Selma, is 1.03 times more than the California average, and it is 1.18 times more than the national average. The statistics for property crimes show that Selma has a daily crime average that is 1.00 times less than the California average and 1.09 times more than the daily national rate.

      How Safe is Selma (higher is better)

      Compared to the other cities in California and all other cities across the US, is Selma safe? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Selma is safer than 29% of other cities in the state of California. In addition, Selma is safer than 23% 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 Selma. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Selma is below average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Selma

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Selma is 1 in 220
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Selma is 1 in 47
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Selma is 1 in 39
      How likely are you to become a victim of crime? In Selma, California you have a 1 in 220 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 vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 39 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Selma.

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

      The year over year change in crime per 100,000 people helps to understand whether crime in Selma, CA is on the rise or declining. The violent crime rate in Selma has increased by 34%, while the property crime rate in Selma has decreased by 12% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Selma has decreased by 6% with regards to total crimes year over year.

      Selma police department

      ItemSelmaCaliforniaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)3951,506558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.63.63.3
      There are a total of 39 Selma police officers. This results in 1.6 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 54.5% less than the California average and 49.5% 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

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Minkler, CA1,293152734885
      Reedley, CA25,2734928991,391
      Parlier, CA14,9533691,0231,392
      Laton, CA1,8772481,2011,449
      Del Rey, CA1,5312481,2011,449
      Malaga, CA1,2462481,2011,449
      Calwa, CA1,3782481,2011,449
      Selma, CA24,2284562,1342,590

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Vero Beach South, FL24,2344502,0742,525
      Staunton, VA24,2342051,8972,102
      Staunton, VA24,2341802,1922,371
      Tarpon Springs, FL24,2444221,3481,770
      Fairland, MD24,2014311,7362,167
      Selma, CA24,2284562,1342,590
      Source: The Selma, CA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2020. 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.