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Total crime 21%
Violent crime 23%
Property crime 30%
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StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleUnion City/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime2,119n/a (estimate)2,8402,5812,346
Murder0n/a0.05.66.5
Rape12n/a16.134.238.4
Robbery65n/a87.1113.673.9
Assault145n/a194.3288.7279.7
Violent crime222n/a (estimate)297442388
Burglary234n/a313.6369.7314.2
Theft1,219n/a1,633.51,341.71,398.0
Vehicle theft444n/a595.0427.6246.0
Property crime1,897n/a (estimate)2,5422,1391,958

Key findings

  • Union City crime rates are 21% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Union City are 23% lower than the national average
  • In Union City you have a 1 in 36 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Union City is safer than 31% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Union City has increased by 7%

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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 1.10 times more than the California average and 1.21 times more than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Union City is 1.49 times less than the California average and 1.30 times less than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Union City has a daily crime rate that is 1.19 times more than the California average and 1.30 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 41% of California cities, and 31% 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 337
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Union City is 1 in 40
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Union City is 1 in 36
      How likely are you to become a victim of crime? In Union City, 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 40 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 36 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 decreased by 19% and the rate of property crime in Union City has increased by 11%. The total crime rate in Union City has increased by 7% 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

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Sunol, CA1,00462300362
      Ladera, CA1,51462300362
      Norris Canyon, CA1,04662300362
      Camino Tassajara, CA3,45684407492
      West Menlo Park, CA3,83084407492
      Danville, CA43,75847533580
      Emerald Lake Hills, CA4,716115556670
      Union City, CA73,5002972,5422,840

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Milpitas, CA73,4471282,4342,562
      Appleton, WI73,4462671,5551,822
      Manteca, CA73,5702561,6831,938
      Dale City, VA73,3842461,7121,957
      Loveland, CO73,3602821,9922,274
      Union City, CA73,5002972,5422,840
      Source: The Union City, CA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2020. 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.