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Violent 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 peopleTurlock/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime2,505n/a (estimate)3,4432,8432,324
Violent crime418n/a (estimate)575500370
Vehicle theft249n/a342.3471.9282.7
Property crime2,087n/a (estimate)2,8692,3431,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Turlock, 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 Turlock crime rate is higher than the national average by 48.1%. Specifically, there were 418 violent crimes in Turlock, equivalent to 575 per 100,000 individuals, higher than the national average by 55.4%. Furthermore, Turlock recorded 2087 property crimes, amounting to 2869 per 100,000 residents, which was higher than the average by 46.8%.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in Turlock?

AreaVibes conducted surveys inquiring about the safety perception of Turlock residents. Out of the respondents (42 in total), 33% expressed a strong sense of security, believing that crime rates in Turlock were low, and they felt comfortable walking alone at night. Conversely, 67% held a contrasting viewpoint, expressing concerns about safety in the area and feeling uncomfortable walking alone during the nighttime hours.

Is Turlock a Safe Place to Live?

Determining whether Turlock 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, Turlock has an overall crime rate that is 48% higher than the national average. When we take a look at crime on a daily basis, this translates into 6.86 daily occurrences, comprising 1.15 violent crimes and 5.72 property crimes. Scrutinizing these statistics provides a foundation for a more informed assessment of the suitability of Turlock as a potential place to establish residency.

Has Crime in Turlock Increased Since Last Year?

In the most recent crime report, year-over-year crime rates in Turlock has increased by 1.4%. Examining the change in crime rates from one year to the next provides valuable insights into the evolving safety landscape of Turlock, aiding residents in assessing whether it is becoming a safer or more dangerous place to live. These crime rates are categorized into two primary groups: violent and property crimes. Year-over-year, violent crime has increased by 2.5%, while property crime has increased by 1.2%. This comprehensive analysis offers potential residents essential information for making informed decisions about whether or not Turlock is a safe place to live.

Potential Causes for Crime in Turlock

If employment opportunities are limited or if many jobs offer low wages, it can lead to higher rates of unemployment and underemployment, which could lead to an increase in Turlock crime rates. Areas where individuals struggle with unemployment or low wages, may be more susceptible to an increase in criminal activities as a result of financial insecurity. While lower rates of unemployment or a surplus of job opportunities could lead to a decrease in crime as their basic needs are being met. Turlock has an unemployment rate of 4.6%, compared to a national average of 4.7%.

Turlock has a population density of 4329.1 people per square mile, contrasting with the national average of 90.6 people per square mile. High population density cities are often large urban hubs teeming with diverse economic opportunities. Within these environments, income disparities can become pronounced, leading to higher poverty levels. This economic divide may contribute to an uptick in property crimes and, occasionally, violent crimes. In contrast, areas characterized by low population density typically exhibit lower Turlock crime rates.

The quality of housing and neighborhood conditions can influence crime rates. Neglected or run-down neighborhoods with poorly maintained properties may be more susceptible to criminal activities. In areas with housing affordability challenges, crime can emerge as a prominent issue. Certain individuals and families may find themselves residing in cramped or inadequate housing settings, amplifying stress levels and potentially fostering domestic conflicts and associated criminal incidents. It's worth noting that the median home price in Turlock stands at $329,900, a contrast to the national average of $184,700.

Turlock crime map

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

      • Turlock crime rates are 48% higher than the national average
      • Violent crimes in Turlock are 55% higher than the national average
      • In Turlock you have a 1 in 30 chance of becoming a victim of crime
      • Turlock is safer than 13% of the cities in the United States
      • Year over year crime in Turlock has increased by 3%

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        Daily Crime In Turlock (per 100,000 people)

        The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily crimes in Turlock for every 100,000 residents. The Turlock total amount of daily crime is 1.21 times more than the California average and 1.48 times more than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Turlock, is 1.15 times more than the California average, and it is 1.55 times more than the national average. The statistics for property crimes show that Turlock has a daily crime average that is 1.22 times more than the California average and 1.47 times more than the daily national rate.

        How Safe is Turlock (higher is better)

        Compared to the other cities in California and all other cities across the US, is Turlock safe? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Turlock is safer than 18% of other cities in the state of California. In addition, Turlock is safer than 13% of cities in the entire United States. To achieve these results, all California and United States cities were analyzed to determine how many locations had a lower crime rate than Turlock. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Turlock is below average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Turlock

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Turlock is 1 in 175
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Turlock is 1 in 35
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Turlock is 1 in 30
        Are you at risk of becoming a victim of crime in Turlock, California? If you reside in Turlock, then there is a 1 in 175 chance that you will experience a violent crime. These types of crimes may include homicide, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Your risk of being a victim of property crime is 1 in 35. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 30 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Turlock.

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

        An ideal indicator of whether Turlock 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 Turlock has increased by 5% and the rate of property crime in Turlock has increased by 3%. The total crime rate in Turlock has increased by 3% year to year.

        Turlock police department

        Item Turlock California National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)11651,506558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.73.63.3
        There are a total of 116 Turlock police officers. This results in 1.7 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 53.9% less than the California average and 48.8% less than the National average.

        Sex offenders in California

        State Total offenders California /100K National /100K
        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
        Hughson, CA7,54527689716
        Waterford, CA8,884218773991
        Newman, CA11,4982118201,032
        McSwain, CA4,4292721,2761,549
        Riverdale Park, CA1,3932811,3151,596
        Parklawn, CA1,8442811,3151,596
        Airport, CA1,2762811,3151,596
        Turlock, CA72,7155752,8693,443

        Cities with similar population

        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Albany, GA72,6343347561,090
        Framingham, MA72,8462841,4001,684
        Lafayette, IN72,5565942,1892,783
        New Britain, CT72,5433632,0622,425
        Southfield, MI72,9665022,6353,138
        Turlock, CA72,7155752,8693,443
        Source: The Turlock, 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.