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Total crime 28%
Violent crime 12%
Property crime 35%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2018 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2019; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleVisalia/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime4,428n/a (estimate)3,2992,8282,580
Murder3n/a2.24.45.0
Rape107n/a79.739.242.6
Robbery138n/a102.8137.386.2
Assault202n/a150.5266.5246.8
Violent crime450n/a (estimate)335447381
Burglary748n/a557.3416.2376.0
Theft2,701n/a2,012.31,571.81,594.6
Vehicle theft529n/a394.1392.4228.9
Property crime3,978n/a (estimate)2,9642,3802,200

Key findings

  • Visalia crime rates are 28% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Visalia are 12% lower than the national average
  • In Visalia you have a 1 in 31 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Visalia is safer than 27% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Visalia has decreased by 7%

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

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      Daily Crime In Visalia (per 100,000 people)

      The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily crimes in Visalia for every 100,000 residents. The Visalia total amount of daily crime is 1.17 times more than the California average and 1.28 times more than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Visalia, is 1.33 times less than the California average, and it is 1.14 times less than the national average. The statistics for property crimes show that Visalia has a daily crime average that is 1.25 times more than the California average and 1.35 times more than the daily national rate.

      How Safe is Visalia (higher is better)

      Compared to the other cities in California and all other cities across the US, is Visalia safe? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Visalia is safer than 33% of other cities in the state of California. In addition, Visalia is safer than 27% 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 Visalia. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Visalia is below average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Visalia

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Visalia is 1 in 299
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Visalia is 1 in 34
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Visalia is 1 in 31
      Are you worried about becoming a crime victim? In Visalia, your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 299. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 34 chance of being the victim of a property crime such as vehicle theft, personal property theft, and burglary. Your overall risk of becoming a crime victim in Visalia is 1 in 31.

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

      The year over year change in crime per 100,000 people helps to understand whether crime in Visalia, CA is on the rise or declining. The violent crime rate in Visalia has decreased by 8%, while the property crime rate in Visalia has decreased by 7% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Visalia has decreased by 7% with regards to total crimes year over year.

      Visalia police department

      ItemVisaliaCaliforniaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)19751,506558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.53.63.3
      There are a total of 197 Visalia police officers. This results in 1.5 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 57.3% less than the California average and 52.5% 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
      Patterson Tract, CA1,9152381,2691,507
      Matheny, CA1,0012511,3361,587
      Woodlake, CA7,5673251,3901,714
      London, CA2,0842801,4931,774
      Lindsay, CA13,0522511,5801,831
      Goshen, CA3,7393411,8132,154
      Strathmore, CA3,2403411,8132,154
      Visalia, CA128,7383352,9643,299

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Thousand Oaks, CA128,623971,1441,242
      Gainesville, FL128,6107413,9204,661
      Denton, TX128,4213152,3182,633
      Roseville, CA128,2762172,3622,579
      Carrollton, TX129,2661381,7101,849
      Visalia, CA128,7383352,9643,299
      Source: The Visalia, CA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2018. 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.