C+
39%
Total crime NAT. AVG.
53%
Violent crime NAT. AVG.
36%
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.
Whittier crime rates are not available from the FBI crime report. The FBI's uniform crime reporting program (UCR), gathers data from more than 18,000 law enforcement agencies. The agencies include city, university, college, county, state, tribal and federal law enforcement agencies. When combined, they represent approximately 309 million American residents, or a 98% coverage rate of large metropolitan areas. This does result in approximately 20 million people who live in areas where the FBI does not provide crime reports. These areas tend to be smaller towns, villages or suburbs. Given that Whittier crime stats are not covered by the FBI crime reports, either data from local enforcement agencies is applied or estimates are calculated based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita, poverty rates, unemployment rates, educational achievement and population density. The Whittier crime estimates should be used at your own risk. Please be aware that the data displayed above is estimated and not officially reported by any agency. The Whittier crime map can also be used to view a visual display of crimes committed on a block group level.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWhittier/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)3,226 (estimate)2,8432,324
Murdern/an/an/a5.76.3
Rapen/an/an/a37.440.0
Robberyn/an/an/a123.566.1
Assaultn/an/an/a332.8268.2
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)567 (estimate)500370
Burglaryn/an/an/a371.9269.8
Theftn/an/an/a1,499.31,401.9
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a471.9282.7
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)2,659 (estimate)2,3431,954

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

  • Whittier crime rates are 39% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Whittier are 53% higher than the national average
  • In Whittier you have a 1 in 31 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Whittier is safer than 38% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Whittier has increased by 47%

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        Daily Crime In Whittier (per 100,000 people)

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        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Whittier

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Whittier is 1 in 177
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Whittier is 1 in 38
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Whittier is 1 in 31

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

        Whittier police department

        Item Whittier California National
        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

        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.

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        San Pasqual, CA2,03878368446
        Rose Hills, CA2,619113527640
        Villa Park, CA5,88335893928
        Sierra Madre, CA10,829939091,002
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        Bradbury, CA82501,0251,025
        Yorba Linda, CA68,103539961,050
        Whittier, CA84,8215672,6593,226

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        Bloomington, IN84,6915082,3392,846
        Hemet, CA84,6864612,0632,524
        Lake Forest, CA84,6661221,0541,176
        Largo, FL84,6663612,2872,648
        Danbury, CT84,6501381,3061,443
        Whittier, CA84,8215672,6593,226
        Source: The Whittier, 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.