B+
22%
Total crime NAT. AVG.
20%
Violent crime NAT. AVG.
22%
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 peopleTracy/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,763n/a (estimate)1,8132,8432,324
Murder2n/a2.15.76.3
Rape22n/a22.637.440.0
Robbery58n/a59.7123.566.1
Assault207n/a212.9332.8268.2
Violent crime289n/a (estimate)297500370
Burglary152n/a156.3371.9269.8
Theft1,112n/a1,143.81,499.31,401.9
Vehicle theft210n/a216.0471.9282.7
Property crime1,474n/a (estimate)1,5162,3431,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Tracy, CA

Crime is typically categorized into two main types: violent and property crimes. Violent crimes encompass offenses such as murder, rape, robbery, and assault, while property crimes include burglary, theft, and vehicle theft. Based on the most recent report, the Tracy crime rate is lower than the national average by 22%. Specifically, there were 289 violent crimes in Tracy, equivalent to 297 per 100,000 individuals, lower than the national average by 19.6%. Furthermore, Tracy recorded 1474 property crimes, amounting to 1516 per 100,000 residents, which was lower than the average by 22.4%.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in Tracy?

AreaVibes conducted surveys inquiring about the safety perception of Tracy residents. Out of the respondents (29 in total), 62% expressed a strong sense of security, believing that crime rates in Tracy were low, and they felt comfortable walking alone at night. Conversely, 38% held a contrasting viewpoint, expressing concerns about safety in the area and feeling uncomfortable walking alone during the nighttime hours.

Is Tracy a Safe Place to Live?

Determining whether Tracy is a place to live may not always yield a simple answer, given the city's varying safety levels across different areas. Nonetheless, comprehending the city's overall crime rate can be a valuable asset. In broad terms, Tracy has an overall crime rate that is 22% lower than the national average. When we take a look at crime on a daily basis, this translates into 4.83 daily occurrences, comprising 0.79 violent crimes and 4.04 property crimes. Scrutinizing these statistics provides a foundation for a more informed assessment of the suitability of Tracy as a potential place to establish residency.

Has Crime in Tracy Increased Since Last Year?

Year-over-year crime data allows residents and potential residents to assess the crime in Tracy. A decrease in crime rates may indicate improving safety, while an increase could raise concerns. The year-over-year crime rate in Tracy has decreased by 2.2%. Violent crimes have increased by 66.1%, while property crimes have decreased by 9.5%. By comparing crime rates from one year to the next, authorities and communities can identify trends and patterns in criminal activity. This helps in understanding whether crime is increasing, decreasing, or remaining stable over time.

Potential Causes for Crime in Tracy

Tracy reports an unemployment rate of 3.3%, contrasting with the national average of 4.7%. Constrained employment opportunities or a prevalence of low-paying positions can contribute to elevated rates of unemployment and underemployment. Areas where individuals contend with joblessness or insufficient wages may display heightened susceptibility to an increase in criminal activities attributed to economic insecurity. Conversely, regions characterized by robust employment rates often witness a decrease in overall Tracy crime rates.

In Tracy, 80.8% of residents have successfully graduated from high school, whereas the national average stands at 83%. The educational makeup of any city can exert a significant influence on crime rates. Typically, higher levels of educational attainment are associated with reduced crime rates, as they furnish individuals with improved employment prospects and viable alternatives to engaging in criminal activities. Conversely, communities characterized by lower educational achievement often grapple with higher crime rates, as limited opportunities may drive individuals towards criminal behavior.

Law enforcement and community policing efforts can play a pivotal role in shaping crime rates. Establishing a robust and cooperative partnership between the police and the community can act as a deterrent to criminal behavior and enhance overall safety. In Tracy, the ratio of police officers and civilians per 1,000 residents differs from the national average, with 1.36 officers and civilians per 1,000 residents compared to 3.25 nationally. Effective law enforcement often hinges on community policing strategies that prioritize the cultivation of trust and collaboration between law enforcement and the community. It's not solely about the quantity of officers but also the quality of their engagement with the community.

Tracy crime map



The Tracy crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Tracy 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 Tracy crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level. Please note that the red areas on the Tracy 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

  • Tracy crime rates are 22% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Tracy are 20% lower than the national average
  • In Tracy you have a 1 in 56 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Tracy is safer than 52% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Tracy has decreased by 3%

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        Daily Crime In Tracy (per 100,000 people)

        The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Tracy, California is displayed in the graph above. As you can see, the daily crimes for Tracy are 1.57 times less than the California average and 1.28 times less than the national level. Daily violent crimes in Tracy are 1.68 times less than than California and 1.24 times less than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Tracy are 1.55 times less than than California and 1.29 times less than the national average.

        How Safe is Tracy (higher is better)

        How safe is Tracy, California compared to other cities in California and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Tracy is safer than 70% of the cities in California and 52% of the cities in the United States. These results are calculated by analyzing all cities in California and across the US as a whole and determining how many areas have a lower crime rate than Tracy. Overall, Tracy is ranked above average compared to all other cities across the United States.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Tracy

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Tracy is 1 in 337
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Tracy is 1 in 66
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Tracy is 1 in 56
        How likely are you to become a victim of crime? In Tracy, California you have a 1 in 337 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 66 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 56 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Tracy.

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

        An analysis of year to year crime rates in Tracy, California (per 100,000 people) is a useful indicator of whether the area is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live. The amount of violent crime in Tracy has increased by 64%, the amount of property crime in Tracy has decreased by 11%, and the total amount of crime in Tracy has decreased by 3% year over year.

        Tracy police department

        Item Tracy California National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)11651,506558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.43.63.3
        There are a total of 116 Tracy police officers. This results in 1.4 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 62.2% less than the California average and 58.1% 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
        Byron, CA2,057169794964
        Discovery Bay, CA15,9043501,6421,992
        Manteca, CA81,0782671,8882,154
        Kennedy, CA2,8773811,7852,166
        French Camp, CA3,6413811,7852,166
        Brentwood, CA63,0133072,0712,377
        Mountain House, CA21,3874442,0792,522
        Tracy, CA91,4622971,5161,813

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        Livermore, CA91,7632231,8742,097
        Tracy, CA91,4622971,5161,813
        Source: The Tracy, 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.