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Total crime 4%
Violent crime 62%
Property crime 7%
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 peopleTemecula/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime2,792n/a (estimate)2,3942,7722,489
Murder1n/a0.94.35.0
Rape8n/a6.937.542.6
Robbery72n/a61.7132.481.6
Assault85n/a72.9267.1250.2
Violent crime166n/a (estimate)142441379
Burglary318n/a272.7386.1340.5
Theft2,018n/a1,730.31,586.31,549.5
Vehicle theft290n/a248.6358.8219.9
Property crime2,626n/a (estimate)2,2522,3312,110

Key findings

  • Temecula crime rates are 4% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Temecula are 62% lower than the national average
  • In Temecula you have a 1 in 42 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Temecula is safer than 49% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Temecula has decreased by 2%

Temecula crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Temecula (per 100,000 people)

      The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Temecula, California is displayed in the graph above. As you can see, the daily crimes for Temecula are 1.16 times less than the California average and 1.04 times less than the national level. Daily violent crimes in Temecula are 3.10 times less than than California and 2.67 times less than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Temecula are 1.04 times less than than California and 1.07 times more than the national average.

      How Safe is Temecula (higher is better)

      When comparing the safety of Temecula to every other city in California, as well as the entirety of the United States, is Temecula safe? The gauges above illustrate that Temecula is safer than 68% of every city located within California along with 49% 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, Temecula, CA is ranked below average when compared to the rest of the US cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Temecula

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Temecula is 1 in 703
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Temecula is 1 in 45
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Temecula is 1 in 42
      Are you worried about becoming a crime victim? In Temecula, your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 703. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 45 chance of being the victim of a property crime such as vehicle theft, personal property theft, and burglary. Your overall risk of becoming a crime victim in Temecula is 1 in 42.

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

      A good indicator of whether Temecula is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live can be determined by analyzing the year over year crime rate (per 100,000 people). The number of violent crimes in Temecula has increased by 19%, while the property crime rate in Temecula has decreased by 3% year over year. The number of total crimes in Temecula has decreased by 2% year over year.

      Temecula police department

      ItemTemeculaCaliforniaNational
      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
      Canyon Lake, CA10,985132652784
      Bonsall, CA4,294149785934
      Rainbow, CA1,7801608441,004
      Pala, CA1,0061891,0011,190
      Murrieta, CA108,583661,2991,365
      Warm Springs, CA1,7092281,2061,434
      Wildomar, CA34,7751611,6791,840
      Temecula, CA108,9651422,2522,394

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      High Point, NC108,9827313,2884,019
      San Buenaventura (Ventura), CA109,0674102,6603,071
      Billings, MT109,0896104,0834,692
      Cambridge, MA108,7572791,6541,932
      Waterbury, CT109,2113013,0273,328
      Temecula, CA108,9651422,2522,394
      Source: The Temecula, 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.