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Total crime 14%
Violent crime 42%
Property crime 24%
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.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleShafter/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime588n/a (estimate)2,9422,8282,580
Murder0n/a0.04.45.0
Rape6n/a30.039.242.6
Robbery8n/a40.0137.386.2
Assault30n/a150.1266.5246.8
Violent crime44n/a (estimate)220447381
Burglary138n/a690.5416.2376.0
Theft285n/a1,426.01,571.81,594.6
Vehicle theft121n/a605.4392.4228.9
Property crime544n/a (estimate)2,7222,3802,200

Key findings

  • Shafter crime rates are 14% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Shafter are 42% lower than the national average
  • In Shafter you have a 1 in 34 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Shafter is safer than 37% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Shafter has increased by 10%

Shafter crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Shafter (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Shafter, CA per 100,000 people. In Shafter, the total number of daily crimes is 1.04 times more than the California average and 1.14 times more than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Shafter is 2.03 times less than the California average and 1.73 times less than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Shafter has a daily crime rate that is 1.14 times more than the California average and 1.24 times more than the national average.

      How Safe is Shafter (higher is better)

      Are people any safer living in Shafter in comparison to other California communities and all other areas throughout the United States? When we look at all cities across America, is Shafter safe? The evidence provided by these graphs show Shafter being safer than 49% of cities in California and 37% of cities across the United States. This is evident by tracking California cities as well as all US cities over a one year period to contrast crime statistics as they relate to Shafter. In conclusion, Shafter ranks below average compared to the rest of the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Shafter

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Shafter is 1 in 455
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Shafter is 1 in 37
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Shafter is 1 in 34
      Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Shafter? If you reside in Shafter, the likelihood that you will become a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 455. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 37 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 Shafter, is 1 in 34.

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

      The year over year change in crime per 100,000 people helps to understand whether crime in Shafter, CA is on the rise or declining. The violent crime rate in Shafter has decreased by 1%, while the property crime rate in Shafter has increased by 11% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Shafter has increased by 10% with regards to total crimes year over year.

      Shafter police department

      ItemShafterCaliforniaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)2951,506558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.73.63.3
      There are a total of 29 Shafter police officers. This results in 1.7 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 53.8% less than the California average and 48.7% 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
      Buttonwillow, CA1,3242511,3361,587
      McFarland, CA13,3913941,3701,764
      Greenacres, CA4,7373731,9882,361
      Rosedale, CA17,0503972,1162,513
      Tupman, CA2167223,8464,568
      Cherokee Strip, CA1647223,8464,568
      Mexican Colony, CA3687223,8464,568
      Shafter, CA17,8012202,7222,942

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Maumelle, AR17,7952561,7762,032
      Central Point, OR17,7931902,5112,701
      Godfrey, IL17,8094402,1062,546
      Dumont, NJ17,78828275303
      Durango, CO17,8174333,5323,964
      Shafter, CA17,8012202,7222,942
      Source: The Shafter, 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.