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Total crime 143%
Violent crime 41%
Property crime 162%
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 peopleSonora/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime295n/a (estimate)6,0612,7722,489
Murder0n/a0.04.35.0
Rape6n/a123.337.542.6
Robbery6n/a123.3132.481.6
Assault14n/a287.7267.1250.2
Violent crime26n/a (estimate)534441379
Burglary69n/a1,417.7386.1340.5
Theft180n/a3,698.41,586.31,549.5
Vehicle theft20n/a410.9358.8219.9
Property crime269n/a (estimate)5,5272,3312,110

Key findings

  • Sonora crime rates are 143% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Sonora are 41% higher than the national average
  • In Sonora you have a 1 in 17 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Sonora is safer than 9% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Sonora has decreased by 6%

Sonora crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Sonora (per 100,000 people)

      The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Sonora, California is displayed in the graph above. As you can see, the daily crimes for Sonora are 2.19 times more than the California average and 2.43 times more than the national level. Daily violent crimes in Sonora are 1.21 times more than than California and 1.41 times more than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Sonora are 2.37 times more than than California and 2.62 times more than the national average.

      How Safe is Sonora (higher is better)

      When comparing the safety of Sonora to every other city in California, as well as the entirety of the United States, is Sonora safe? The gauges above illustrate that Sonora is safer than 8% of every city located within California along with 9% 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, Sonora, CA is ranked below average when compared to the rest of the US cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Sonora

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Sonora is 1 in 188
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Sonora is 1 in 19
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Sonora is 1 in 17
      Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Sonora? If you reside in Sonora, the likelihood that you will become a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 188. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 19 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 Sonora, is 1 in 17.

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

      An ideal indicator of whether Sonora 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 Sonora has decreased by 4% and the rate of property crime in Sonora has decreased by 6%. The total crime rate in Sonora has decreased by 6% year to year.

      Sonora police department

      ItemSonoraCaliforniaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)1651,506558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.33.63.3
      There are a total of 16 Sonora police officers. This results in 3.3 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 9.8% less than the California average and 0.2% greater 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
      Forest Meadows, CA1,736158833990
      Murphys, CA2,0881668751,040
      Twain Harte, CA2,2751889921,180
      Cedar Ridge, CA1,0031889961,185
      Pine Mountain Lake, CA2,4841921,0161,209
      East Sonora, CA2,5041971,0391,236
      Soulsbyville, CA2,1672191,1571,376
      Sonora, CA4,8105345,5276,061

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Georgetown, OH4,8101411,9992,140
      North Braddock, PA4,8103161,4491,765
      La Crescent, MN4,80840462502
      Zebulon, NC4,8134134,0254,438
      Manchester, MD4,8140226226
      Sonora, CA4,8105345,5276,061
      Source: The Sonora, 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.