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59%
Total crime NAT. AVG.
74%
Violent crime NAT. AVG.
56%
Property crime NAT. AVG.
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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2022 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2023; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSimi Valley/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,188n/a (estimate)9462,8432,324
Murder2n/a1.65.76.3
Rape22n/a17.537.440.0
Robbery17n/a13.5123.566.1
Assault78n/a62.1332.8268.2
Violent crime119n/a (estimate)95500370
Burglary174n/a138.6371.9269.8
Theft791n/a629.91,499.31,401.9
Vehicle theft104n/a82.8471.9282.7
Property crime1,069n/a (estimate)8512,3431,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Simi Valley, CA

The Simi Valley crime rates are 59.3% lower than the national average. There are two main categories of crime - violent crime and property crime. Violent crime consists of murder, rape, robbery and assault, while property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. There were a total of 119 violent crimes in Simi Valley (95 per 100,000 people), which is 74.4% lower than the national average and there were a total of 1069 property crimes (851 per 100,000 residents) which is 56.5% lower than average.

With only 95 incidents per 100,000 people, Simi Valley boasts an exceptionally low rate of violent crimes, positioning it as one of the safest cities in the United States. Given these low violent crime rates, Simi Valley has become an appealing destination for individuals in search of a secure and welcoming place to establish their new home.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in Simi Valley?

What is the prevailing sentiment among Simi Valley residents regarding the state of crime? A comprehensive survey conducted by AreaVibes, involving 52 respondents, sheds light on this matter. The results were as follows: 58% of Simi Valley residents expressed a notable sense of security, asserting that crime was virtually non-existent in their community, and they felt at ease strolling the streets after dark. While, 42% of those surveyed held a contrasting viewpoint, perceiving a higher incidence of crime, leading them to feel apprehensive about walking alone at night.

Is Simi Valley a Safe Place to Live?

To get a feel for the safety of living in Simi Valley, it's essential to analyze both the overall crime rate and the daily incident count. Simi Valley presents a total crime rate that is 59% lower than the national average per 100,000 residents. Consequently, Simi Valley experiences an average of 3.25 daily crimes, comprising 0.33 violent incidents and 2.93 property-related offenses. This evaluation offers a comprehensive understanding of the safety landscape, aiding individuals in making informed decisions when considering relocation.

Has Crime in Simi Valley Increased Since Last Year?

Year-over-year crime data allows us to analyze short-term trends in crime activity. By comparing crime rates from one year to the next, we can identify patterns and shifts in Simi Valley crime rates. This information can be invaluable for residents looking to make informed decisions on where to live. When comparing the most recent year to the previous year, total crime in Simi Valley has decreased by 20% year over year. Violent crime has decreased by 28.7% and property crime has decreased by 18.9%.

Potential Causes for Crime in Simi Valley

The educational level achieved in any given city can influence crime rates significantly. Greater educational achievement is frequently associated with decreased crime rates, as it offers individuals improved job prospects and alternatives to engaging in crime related activities. Conversely, lower educational attainment rates tend to coincide with elevated crime rates. In Simi Valley, 88.3% of residents have successfully graduated from high school, in contrast to the national average where 83% have achieved high school graduation.

In Simi Valley, the cost of living is 51.76% higher than the national average. A high cost of living can induce economic stress for locals, especially those with limited financial resources. When people grapple with soaring housing expenses, utility bills, healthcare costs, and other essential necessities, they may be driven towards criminal activities, including theft or fraud, as a means of financial survival. Conversely, cities boasting a lower cost of living may mitigate economic pressures and potentially result in reduced crime rates.

Elevated rental costs can generate economic strain for both individuals and families, particularly those with restricted financial means. When a substantial proportion of one's income is allocated to housing costs, it often leaves limited resources for fulfilling other crucial necessities such as groceries, healthcare and education. This financial pressure can fuel desperation, potentially prompting individuals to resort to criminal actions, including theft or fraud, as a means of coping with their financial hardships. In Simi Valley, the average monthly rent stands at $2,137, while the national average is $949 per month.

Simi Valley crime map



The Simi Valley crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Simi Valley as reported by the local law enforcement agencies. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Simi Valley crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level. Please note that the red areas on the Simi Valley crime map does not always indicate that it is a dangerous area for its residents. Areas on the heat map could be inflated if they are located in high traffic areas like airports, sports centers or large parks. Other areas on the heat map could see increased crime rates if they are located in major tourist areas like the downtown core.
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Crime Quick Facts

  • Simi Valley crime rates are 59% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Simi Valley are 74% lower than the national average
  • In Simi Valley you have a 1 in 106 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Simi Valley is safer than 69% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Simi Valley has decreased by 20%

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        Daily Crime In Simi Valley (per 100,000 people)

        The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily crimes in Simi Valley for every 100,000 residents. The Simi Valley total amount of daily crime is 3.01 times less than the California average and 2.46 times less than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Simi Valley, is 5.27 times less than the California average, and it is 3.90 times less than the national average. The statistics for property crimes show that Simi Valley has a daily crime average that is 2.75 times less than the California average and 2.30 times less than the daily national rate.

        How Safe is Simi Valley (higher is better)

        Compared to the other cities in California and all other cities across the US, is Simi Valley safe? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Simi Valley is safer than 86% of other cities in the state of California. In addition, Simi Valley is safer than 69% 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 Simi Valley. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Simi Valley is above average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Simi Valley

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Simi Valley is 1 in 1056
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Simi Valley is 1 in 118
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Simi Valley is 1 in 106
        How likely are you to become a victim of crime? In Simi Valley, California you have a 1 in 1056 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 118 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 106 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Simi Valley.

        Year Over Year Crime In Simi Valley (per 100,000 people)

        The year over year crime rate per 100,000 people for Simi Valley is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining if living in Simi Valley has become safer or more dangerous. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have decreased by 29% in Simi Valley, while property crimes in Simi Valley have decreased by 19%. Total crime has decreased by 20% year over year.

        Simi Valley police department

        Item Simi Valley California National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)17351,506558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.43.63.3
        There are a total of 173 Simi Valley police officers. This results in 1.4 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 62.2% less than the California average and 58% less than the National average.

        Sex offenders in California

        State Total offenders California /100K National /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 Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Hasley Canyon, CA1,43370329399
        Lake Sherwood, CA1,69770329399
        Bell Canyon, CA1,99178368446
        Santa Rosa Valley, CA2,72195446542
        Hidden Hills, CA2,21860536595
        Moorpark, CA36,44348602650
        Santa Susana, CA924138646784
        Simi Valley, CA125,76895851946

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        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Pearland, TX125,817931,7091,802
        Topeka, KS125,8199643,7084,671
        Athens, GA124,9624742,1832,657
        Lafayette, LA126,6744794,3884,866
        Santa Clara, CA126,7233123,5973,909
        Simi Valley, CA125,76895851946
        Source: The Simi Valley, CA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2022. 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.