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26%
Total crime NAT. AVG.
65%
Violent crime NAT. AVG.
18%
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 peopleWalnut/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime470n/a (estimate)1,7252,8432,324
Murder1n/a3.75.76.3
Rape3n/a11.037.440.0
Robbery10n/a36.7123.566.1
Assault21n/a77.1332.8268.2
Violent crime35n/a (estimate)128500370
Burglary152n/a557.7371.9269.8
Theft240n/a880.61,499.31,401.9
Vehicle theft43n/a157.8471.9282.7
Property crime435n/a (estimate)1,5962,3431,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Walnut, CA

Looking at the most recent crime report, the crime rate in Walnut is 25.8% lower than the national average. These crimes fall into two primary categories: violent and property. Violent crimes encompass murder, rape, robbery and assault, while property crimes involve theft, vehicle theft and burglary. In Walnut, there were 35 reported violent crimes, equivalent to 128 per 100,000 individuals, 65.3% lower than the national average. Additionally, there were 435 property crimes, amounting to 1596 per 100,000 residents, 18.3% lower than the U.S. average.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in Walnut?

What is the prevailing sentiment among Walnut residents regarding the state of crime? A comprehensive survey conducted by AreaVibes, involving 9 respondents, sheds light on this matter. The results were as follows: 89% of Walnut 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, 11% of those surveyed held a contrasting viewpoint, perceiving a higher incidence of crime, leading them to feel apprehensive about walking alone at night.

Is Walnut a Safe Place to Live?

Before you decide to relocate, it’s always good to ask yourself “Is Walnut 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 Walnut crime rate is 26% lower than the national average. If we break that down daily, that translates into 1.29 crimes per day - 0.1 violent crimes and 1.19 property crimes.

Has Crime in Walnut Increased Since Last Year?

In the most recent crime report, year-over-year crime rates in Walnut has increased by 29.1%. Examining the change in crime rates from one year to the next provides valuable insights into the evolving safety landscape of Walnut, 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 7.9%, while property crime has increased by 33.4%. This comprehensive analysis offers potential residents essential information for making informed decisions about whether or not Walnut is a safe place to live.

Potential Causes for Crime in Walnut

The economic well-being of a city's residents plays a significant role in crime rates. High poverty rates and income inequality can lead to increased crime stats as individuals may resort to illegal activities to meet their basic needs. While lower rates could lead to a lower Walnut crime rate. The poverty level in Walnut is 6.6%, while the national average is 15.1%.

Highly populated regions typically encompass expansive urban hubs teeming with diverse economic prospects. Within these areas, income inequality can be exacerbated, giving rise to enclaves of poverty amid affluence. Communities marked by economic disparities may contend with heightened property crimes, and in certain instances, violent crimes. Conversely, regions characterized by low population density often exhibit lower Walnut crime rates. For instance, in Walnut, the population density stands at 3311.1 people per square mile, diverging from the national average of 90.6 people per square mile.

Law enforcement and community policing efforts can play a pivotal role in shaping crime rates. Establishing a robust and cooperative partnership between the police and the community can act as a deterrent to criminal behavior and enhance overall safety. In Walnut, the ratio of police officers and civilians per 1,000 residents differs from the national average, with 0 officers and civilians per 1,000 residents compared to 3.25 nationally. Effective law enforcement often hinges on community policing strategies that prioritize the cultivation of trust and collaboration between law enforcement and the community. It's not solely about the quantity of officers but also the quality of their engagement with the community.

Walnut crime map



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

  • Walnut crime rates are 26% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Walnut are 65% lower than the national average
  • In Walnut you have a 1 in 58 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Walnut is safer than 58% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Walnut has increased by 41%

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        Daily Crime In Walnut (per 100,000 people)

        The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Walnut, CA per 100,000 people. In Walnut, the total number of daily crimes is 1.65 times less than the California average and 1.35 times less than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Walnut is 3.89 times less than the California average and 2.88 times less than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Walnut has a daily crime rate that is 1.47 times less than the California average and 1.22 times less than the national average.

        How Safe is Walnut (higher is better)

        Is Walnut safe in comparison to other cities in the state of California as well as in comparison to the rest of the areas across the United States. Using the gauges above, which compare crime in Walnut to other cities in the state and across the country, Walnut is 85% safer than other cities of California and 58% safer than other cities in the nation. Walnut has a ranks above average in comparison to other cities in the country.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Walnut

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Walnut is 1 in 779
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Walnut is 1 in 63
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Walnut is 1 in 58
        Are you at risk of becoming a victim of crime in Walnut, California? If you reside in Walnut, then there is a 1 in 779 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 63. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 58 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Walnut.

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

        Determining whether Walnut is becoming less or more safe for its residents (per 100,000) is most easily done by comparing year-over-year crime rates. Walnut violent crime rates have not changed. At the same time, property crime has increased by 46% year over year. Total crimes for Walnut has increased by 41% in the same time frame.

        Walnut police department

        Item Walnut California National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a51,506558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a3.63.3

        Sex offenders in California

        State Total offenders California /100K National /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 Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        San Pasqual, CA2,03878368446
        San Antonio Heights, CA3,11395446542
        Rose Hills, CA2,619113527640
        Sierra Madre, CA10,829939091,002
        East Pasadena, CA6,0251798381,017
        Bradbury, CA82501,0251,025
        Yorba Linda, CA68,103539961,050
        Walnut, CA29,7641281,5961,725

        Cities with similar population

        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Sanford, NC29,7585202,6513,172
        East Lake-Orient Park, FL29,7503952,3892,784
        Parkersburg, WV29,7324423,4643,905
        Kent, OH29,6981411,1801,320
        Cornelius, NC29,8361321,0071,139
        Walnut, CA29,7641281,5961,725
        Source: The Walnut, 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.