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Total crime 9%
Violent crime 30%
Property crime 16%
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 peopleWhittier/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime2,458n/a (estimate)2,8242,8282,580
Murder1n/a1.14.45.0
Rape23n/a26.439.242.6
Robbery99n/a113.7137.386.2
Assault110n/a126.4266.5246.8
Violent crime233n/a (estimate)268447381
Burglary367n/a421.6416.2376.0
Theft1,527n/a1,754.11,571.81,594.6
Vehicle theft331n/a380.2392.4228.9
Property crime2,225n/a (estimate)2,5562,3802,200

Key findings

  • Whittier crime rates are 9% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Whittier are 30% lower than the national average
  • In Whittier you have a 1 in 36 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Whittier is safer than 35% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Whittier has decreased by 12%

Whittier crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Whittier (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Whittier on a daily basis (per 100,000 people) to crimes committed throughout the state of California and the USA. According to the latest crime statistics, daily crimes in Whittier (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to California, are 1.00 times less than the state average and 1.09 times more than than national average. Violent crimes committed in Whittier on a daily basis are 1.67 times less than than California average and 1.42 times less than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Whittier are 1.07 times more than the daily state average and 1.16 times more than the daily national numbers.

      How Safe is Whittier (higher is better)

      Compared to the other cities in California and all other cities across the US, is Whittier safe? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Whittier is safer than 46% of other cities in the state of California. In addition, Whittier is safer than 35% 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 Whittier. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Whittier is below average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Whittier

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Whittier is 1 in 374
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Whittier is 1 in 40
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Whittier is 1 in 36
      Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Whittier? If you reside in Whittier, the likelihood that you will become a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 374. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 40 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 Whittier, is 1 in 36.

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

      The year over year crime rate per 100,000 people for Whittier is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining if living in Whittier has become safer or more dangerous. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have decreased by 22% in Whittier, while property crimes in Whittier have decreased by 11%. Total crime has decreased by 12% year over year.

      Whittier police department

      ItemWhittierCaliforniaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)17151,506558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.03.63.3
      There are a total of 171 Whittier police officers. This results in 2.0 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 45.4% less than the California average and 39.4% 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
      San Pasqual, CA2,01770373443
      Rose Hills, CA3,033101536636
      Sierra Madre, CA11,06763859923
      Villa Park, CA5,9220965965
      East Pasadena, CA6,1591608521,011
      Rossmoor, CA10,9331709071,077
      Cudahy, CA24,1063737751,149
      Whittier, CA86,6302682,5562,824

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Livermore, CA86,4932031,8512,054
      Newport Beach, CA86,8131442,4032,546
      Alafaya, FL86,8683972,3542,752
      Tracy, CA86,3822162,5342,750
      Hawthorne, CA86,9386981,9292,628
      Whittier, CA86,6302682,5562,824
      Source: The Whittier, 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.