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Violent crime NAT. AVG.
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 peopleUpland/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,901n/a (estimate)2,3932,8432,324
Violent crime275n/a (estimate)346500370
Vehicle theft236n/a297.1471.9282.7
Property crime1,626n/a (estimate)2,0472,3431,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Upland, 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 Upland crime rate is higher than the national average by 3%. Specifically, there were 275 violent crimes in Upland, equivalent to 346 per 100,000 individuals, lower than the national average by 6.4%. Furthermore, Upland recorded 1626 property crimes, amounting to 2047 per 100,000 residents, which was higher than the average by 4.7%.

When evaluating the Upland crime rate for every 100,000 residents, it positions itself in the middle range among all cities that reported crime. Our examination of total offenses, spanning both violent and property crimes, indicates that the reported Upland crime rates closely correspond to the national average reported by other regions.

The violent crime rate in Upland closely mirrors the national average among all cities that reported crime, with 346 incidents per 100,000 people. The national average for violent crime per 100,000 people was 370. This consistency highlights Upland as a community where safety standards are in line with the broader national landscape, providing residents with a reliable sense of security.

The property crime rate per 100,000 people in Upland is very similar to the national average. Upland had a property crime rate of 2047, while the national average was 1954. Based on these numbers, you could expect an average amount of property crime in this area.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in Upland?

What is the prevailing sentiment among Upland residents regarding the state of crime? A comprehensive survey conducted by AreaVibes, involving 28 respondents, sheds light on this matter. The results were as follows: 36% of Upland residents expressed a notable sense of security, asserting that crime was virtually non-existent in their community, and they felt at ease strolling the streets after dark. While, 64% of those surveyed held a contrasting viewpoint, perceiving a higher incidence of crime, leading them to feel apprehensive about walking alone at night.

Is Upland a Safe Place to Live?

Before you decide to relocate, it’s always good to ask yourself “Is Upland a safe place to live?” Although the answer might not be that simple, as some areas are safer than others, getting a good feel for the overall rate of crime can definitely be helpful. Overall, the Upland crime rate is 3% higher than the national average. If we break that down daily, that translates into 5.21 crimes per day - 0.75 violent crimes and 4.45 property crimes.

Has Crime in Upland Increased Since Last Year?

In the most recent crime report, year-over-year crime rates in Upland has decreased by 10.4%. Examining the change in crime rates from one year to the next provides valuable insights into the evolving safety landscape of Upland, 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 decreased by 24.2%, while property crime has decreased by 7.6%. This comprehensive analysis offers potential residents essential information for making informed decisions about whether or not Upland is a safe place to live.

Potential Causes for Crime in Upland

Upland has a population density of 4963.2 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 Upland crime rates.

In Upland, 87% 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.

In Upland, the cost of living is 43.66% higher than the national average. A high cost of living can induce economic stress for locals, especially those with limited financial resources. When people grapple with soaring housing expenses, utility bills, healthcare costs, and other essential necessities, they may be driven towards criminal activities, including theft or fraud, as a means of financial survival. Conversely, cities boasting a lower cost of living may mitigate economic pressures and potentially result in reduced crime rates.

Upland crime map

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

  • Upland crime rates are 3% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Upland are 6% lower than the national average
  • In Upland you have a 1 in 42 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Upland is safer than 29% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Upland has decreased by 13%

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        Daily Crime In Upland (per 100,000 people)

        The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Upland, per 100,000 residents. In Upland, the total number of daily crimes is 1.19 times less than the California average and 1.03 times more than the national average. Violent daily crime statistics in Upland are 1.44 times less than the California average and 1.07 times less than the national average. For property crime, Upland has a daily crime rate that is 1.14 times less than the California average and 1.05 times more than the daily national average.

        How Safe is Upland (higher is better)

        Compared to the other cities in California and all other cities across the US, is Upland safe? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Upland is safer than 49% of other cities in the state of California. In addition, Upland is safer than 29% 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 Upland. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Upland is below average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Upland

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Upland is 1 in 289
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Upland is 1 in 49
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Upland is 1 in 42
        Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Upland? If you reside in Upland, the likelihood that you will become a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 289. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 49 change that you will become a victim of a property crime. These sorts of crimes against personal property include: burglary, theft, and auto theft. In total, the likelihood of being victimized by a crime in Upland, is 1 in 42.

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

        An analysis of year to year crime rates in Upland, 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 Upland has decreased by 26%, the amount of property crime in Upland has decreased by 10%, and the total amount of crime in Upland has decreased by 13% year over year.

        Upland police department

        Item Upland California National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)9251,506558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.23.63.3
        There are a total of 92 Upland police officers. This results in 1.2 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 66.3% less than the California average and 62.5% 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
        San Antonio Heights, CA3,11395446542
        Lytle Creek, CA6562241,0521,276
        Fontana, CA212,7042871,2871,574
        Chino Hills, CA82,8001611,4471,608
        Walnut, CA29,7641281,5961,725
        Eastvale, CA65,7661331,6931,827
        Diamond Bar, CA55,8701751,8382,013
        Upland, CA77,3483462,0472,393

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        Kendall, FL77,228119720839
        Cedar Park, TX77,1811071,3221,429
        Scranton, PA76,9974091,6902,099
        Upland, CA77,3483462,0472,393
        Source: The Upland, 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.