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Total crime 7%
Violent crime 3%
Property crime 8%
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 peopleUnion City/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,995n/a (estimate)2,6532,7722,489
Murder2n/a2.74.35.0
Rape8n/a10.637.542.6
Robbery79n/a105.1132.481.6
Assault188n/a250.0267.1250.2
Violent crime277n/a (estimate)368441379
Burglary192n/a255.3386.1340.5
Theft1,300n/a1,728.71,586.31,549.5
Vehicle theft226n/a300.5358.8219.9
Property crime1,718n/a (estimate)2,2852,3312,110

Key findings

  • Union City crime rates are 7% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Union City are 3% lower than the national average
  • In Union City you have a 1 in 38 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Union City is safer than 29% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Union City has increased by 6%

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

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      Daily Crime In Union City (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Union City, CA per 100,000 people. In Union City, the total number of daily crimes is 1.05 times less than the California average and 1.07 times more than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Union City is 1.20 times less than the California average and 1.03 times less than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Union City has a daily crime rate that is 1.02 times less than the California average and 1.08 times more than the national average.

      How Safe is Union City (higher is better)

      What are the odds that you'll be safer in Union City, California compared to other areas of California, as well as the rest of America? When it comes down to it, is Union City safe? In the graphs above, it shows that Union City is safer than 36% of California cities, and 29% compared to all other cities across America. These statistics are calculated by taking a closer look at each city's crime rate in California, as well as the rest of the US. It is then determined which cities see less crime than Union City. At this time, Union City sees a below average rate of crime in comparison to other United States cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Union City

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Union City is 1 in 272
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Union City is 1 in 44
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Union City is 1 in 38
      How likely are you to become a victim of crime? In Union City, California you have a 1 in 272 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 44 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 38 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Union City.

      Year Over Year Crime In Union City (per 100,000 people)

      An ideal indicator of whether Union City 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 Union City has increased by 7% and the rate of property crime in Union City has increased by 5%. The total crime rate in Union City has increased by 6% year to year.

      Union City police department

      ItemUnion CityCaliforniaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)9851,506558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.43.63.3
      There are a total of 98 Union City police officers. This results in 1.4 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 61.8% less than the California average and 57.6% less 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
      Sunol, CA1,00462327389
      Ladera, CA1,51462327389
      Norris Canyon, CA1,04662327389
      Camino Tassajara, CA3,45684444528
      West Menlo Park, CA3,83084444528
      Danville, CA43,75851658709
      Emerald Lake Hills, CA4,716115605720
      Union City, CA73,5003682,2852,653

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Milpitas, CA73,4471242,6632,787
      Appleton, WI73,4462761,4351,711
      Manteca, CA73,5702382,2132,451
      Dale City, VA73,3842451,9312,176
      Loveland, CO73,3602821,9922,274
      Union City, CA73,5003682,2852,653
      Source: The Union City, 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.