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Total crime 43%
Violent crime 12%
Property crime 49%
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 peopleSonoma/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime160n/a (estimate)1,4132,7722,489
Murder0n/a0.04.35.0
Rape6n/a53.037.542.6
Robbery1n/a8.8132.481.6
Assault31n/a273.8267.1250.2
Violent crime38n/a (estimate)336441379
Burglary21n/a185.5386.1340.5
Theft95n/a839.01,586.31,549.5
Vehicle theft6n/a53.0358.8219.9
Property crime122n/a (estimate)1,0772,3312,110

Key findings

  • Sonoma crime rates are 43% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Sonoma are 12% lower than the national average
  • In Sonoma you have a 1 in 71 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Sonoma is safer than 40% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Sonoma has decreased by 24%

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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 1.96 times less than the California average and 1.76 times less than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Sonoma is 1.31 times less than the California average and 1.13 times less than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Sonoma has a daily crime rate that is 2.16 times less than the California average and 1.96 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 57% of every city located within California along with 40% 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 298
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Sonoma is 1 in 93
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Sonoma is 1 in 71
      Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Sonoma? In Sonoma, CA you have a 1 in 298 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 93 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and motor vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 71 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 decreased by 15% and the rate of property crime in Sonoma has decreased by 27%. The total crime rate in Sonoma has decreased by 24% 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, CA1,59262327389
      Kenwood, CA1,22762328391
      Temelec, CA1,62766347413
      Penngrove, CA2,94069366435
      Eldridge, CA1,44598519618
      Silverado Resort, CA9881789421,120
      St. Helena, CA5,9951941,0821,275
      Sonoma, CA10,9523361,0771,413

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      South Yarmouth, MA10,9533661,3161,682
      Lighthouse Point, FL10,946791,6051,684
      White House, TN10,9441481,2561,404
      Dent, OH10,9631781,2501,428
      Ogdensburg, NY10,9373432,8233,167
      Sonoma, CA10,9523361,0771,413
      Source: The Sonoma, 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.