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Total crime 28%
Violent crime 3%
Property crime 33%
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 peopleSonoma/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime208n/a (estimate)1,8622,8282,580
Murder0n/a0.04.45.0
Rape4n/a35.839.242.6
Robbery5n/a44.8137.386.2
Assault35n/a313.3266.5246.8
Violent crime44n/a (estimate)394447381
Burglary23n/a205.9416.2376.0
Theft133n/a1,190.41,571.81,594.6
Vehicle theft8n/a71.6392.4228.9
Property crime164n/a (estimate)1,4682,3802,200

Key findings

  • Sonoma crime rates are 28% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Sonoma are 3% higher than the national average
  • In Sonoma you have a 1 in 54 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Sonoma is safer than 34% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Sonoma has decreased by 5%

Sonoma crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Sonoma (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Sonoma, CA per 100,000 people. In Sonoma, the total number of daily crimes is 1.52 times less than the California average and 1.39 times less than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Sonoma is 1.14 times less than the California average and 1.03 times more than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Sonoma has a daily crime rate that is 1.62 times less than the California average and 1.50 times less than the national average.

      How Safe is Sonoma (higher is better)

      When comparing the safety of Sonoma to every other city in California, as well as the entirety of the United States, is Sonoma safe? The gauges above illustrate that Sonoma is safer than 43% of every city located within California along with 34% of the all the cities located in the United States. The results of these graphs are created after analyzing each of the cities in California and in the United States as a whole. As a result, Sonoma, CA is ranked below average when compared to the rest of the US cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Sonoma

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Sonoma is 1 in 254
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Sonoma is 1 in 69
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Sonoma is 1 in 54
      Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Sonoma? In Sonoma, CA you have a 1 in 254 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 69 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and motor vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 54 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Sonoma.

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

      An ideal indicator of whether Sonoma is becoming a safer or more dangerous place to live can be done by analyzing the year over year crime rates per 100,000 people. Year over year violent crime in Sonoma has increased by 41% and the rate of property crime in Sonoma has decreased by 12%. The total crime rate in Sonoma has decreased by 5% year to year.

      Sonoma police department

      ItemSonomaCaliforniaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a51,506558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a3.63.3

      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
      Black Point-Green Point, CA1,59263334397
      Kenwood, CA1,22763335398
      Temelec, CA1,62767355421
      Penngrove, CA2,94070373443
      Eldridge, CA1,445100530630
      St. Helena, CA5,995144752896
      Silverado Resort, CA9881819621,142
      Sonoma, CA10,9523941,4681,862

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      South Yarmouth, MA10,9533771,4091,786
      Lighthouse Point, FL10,9461061,5211,627
      White House, TN10,9443051,7012,005
      Dent, OH10,9631701,3241,494
      Malvern, AR10,9376893,6894,378
      Sonoma, CA10,9523941,4681,862
      Source: The Sonoma, 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.