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Total crime 49%
Violent crime 55%
Property crime 68%
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 peopleWalnut Creek/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime2,616n/a (estimate)3,7082,7722,489
Murder0n/a0.04.35.0
Rape6n/a8.537.542.6
Robbery40n/a56.7132.481.6
Assault74n/a104.9267.1250.2
Violent crime120n/a (estimate)170441379
Burglary307n/a435.2386.1340.5
Theft2,034n/a2,883.21,586.31,549.5
Vehicle theft155n/a219.7358.8219.9
Property crime2,496n/a (estimate)3,5382,3312,110

Key findings

  • Walnut Creek crime rates are 49% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Walnut Creek are 55% lower than the national average
  • In Walnut Creek you have a 1 in 27 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Walnut Creek is safer than 30% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Walnut Creek has increased by 11%

Walnut Creek crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Walnut Creek (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Walnut Creek, CA per 100,000 people. In Walnut Creek, the total number of daily crimes is 1.34 times more than the California average and 1.49 times more than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Walnut Creek is 2.59 times less than the California average and 2.23 times less than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Walnut Creek has a daily crime rate that is 1.52 times more than the California average and 1.68 times more than the national average.

      How Safe is Walnut Creek (higher is better)

      Are people any safer living in Walnut Creek in comparison to other California communities and all other areas throughout the United States? When we look at all cities across America, is Walnut Creek safe? The evidence provided by these graphs show Walnut Creek being safer than 40% of cities in California and 30% of cities across the United States. This is evident by tracking California cities as well as all US cities over a one year period to contrast crime statistics as they relate to Walnut Creek. In conclusion, Walnut Creek ranks below average compared to the rest of the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Walnut Creek

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Walnut Creek is 1 in 588
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Walnut Creek is 1 in 29
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Walnut Creek is 1 in 27
      Are you at risk of becoming a victim of crime in Walnut Creek, California? If you reside in Walnut Creek, then there is a 1 in 588 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 29. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 27 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Walnut Creek.

      Year Over Year Crime In Walnut Creek (per 100,000 people)

      The year over year crime rate per 100,000 people for Walnut Creek is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining if living in Walnut Creek has become safer or more dangerous. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have increased by 10% in Walnut Creek, while property crimes in Walnut Creek have increased by 11%. Total crime has increased by 11% year over year.

      Walnut Creek police department

      ItemWalnut CreekCaliforniaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)11051,506558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.73.63.3
      There are a total of 110 Walnut Creek police officers. This results in 1.7 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 53.7% less than the California average and 48.6% 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
      Shell Ridge, CA1,12362327389
      Acalanes Ridge, CA1,00062327389
      Castle Hill, CA1,20262327389
      Norris Canyon, CA1,04662327389
      San Miguel, CA3,21484444528
      Camino Tassajara, CA3,45684444528
      Reliez Valley, CA3,59584444528
      Walnut Creek, CA67,5681703,5383,708

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Eau Claire, WI67,6542762,3612,637
      Redondo Beach, CA67,6642372,0302,268
      Yorba Linda, CA67,36262919981
      Jackson, TN67,1629713,6964,667
      Bossier City, LA67,1527914,6715,462
      Walnut Creek, CA67,5681703,5383,708
      Source: The Walnut Creek, 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.