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Total crime 11%
Violent crime 10%
Property crime 15%
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 peopleSelma/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime690n/a (estimate)2,7622,7722,489
Murder3n/a12.04.35.0
Rape6n/a24.037.542.6
Robbery25n/a100.1132.481.6
Assault51n/a204.1267.1250.2
Violent crime85n/a (estimate)340441379
Burglary204n/a816.6386.1340.5
Theft280n/a1,120.81,586.31,549.5
Vehicle theft121n/a484.3358.8219.9
Property crime605n/a (estimate)2,4222,3312,110

Key findings

  • Selma crime rates are 11% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Selma are 10% lower than the national average
  • In Selma you have a 1 in 37 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Selma is safer than 30% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Selma has decreased by 29%

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 less than the California average and 1.11 times more than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Selma, is 1.30 times less than the California average, and it is 1.12 times less than the national average. The statistics for property crimes show that Selma has a daily crime average that is 1.04 times more than the California average and 1.15 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 39% of other cities in the state of California. In addition, Selma is safer than 30% 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 294
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Selma is 1 in 42
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Selma is 1 in 37
      How likely are you to become a victim of crime? In Selma, California you have a 1 in 294 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 42 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 37 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 decreased by 65%, while the property crime rate in Selma has decreased by 17% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Selma has decreased by 29% 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

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Minkler, CA1,293151799951
      Reedley, CA25,2734559131,368
      Laton, CA1,8772481,3091,556
      Del Rey, CA1,5312481,3091,556
      Malaga, CA1,2462481,3091,556
      Calwa, CA1,3782481,3091,556
      Parlier, CA14,9534031,1641,567
      Selma, CA24,2283402,4222,762

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Staunton, VA24,2342051,8972,102
      Vero Beach South, FL24,2344432,5162,960
      Tarpon Springs, FL24,2443952,0782,473
      Fairland, MD24,2014892,1022,591
      Zion, IL24,1955502,7103,260
      Selma, CA24,2283402,4222,762
      Source: The Selma, 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.