Reported Annual Crime In Whittier

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWhittier/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime2,807n/a (estimate)3,2212,9462,745
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWhittier/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder5n/a5.74.65.3
Rape15n/a17.237.241.7
Robbery137n/a157.2143.298.0
Assault143n/a164.1264.2248.9
Violent crime300n/a (estimate)344449383
Burglary420n/a482.0446.9430.4
Theft1,774n/a2,035.81,623.91,694.4
Vehicle theft313n/a359.2425.9237.4
Property crime2,507n/a (estimate)2,8772,4972,362
When reviewing the above table, you see a comprehensive overview of all annual crimes reported in Whittier, CA. All reported Whittier, CA crimes are shown and for assessment, each particular crime is demonstrated, establishing an accurate total that represents any crimes committed for every 100,000 residents. You'll also notice that the crimes are distributed into two separate categories, being; violent crimes and property crimes. In addition, the table also demonstrates that the Whittier, CA overall crime rate is 9% higher than in comparison to the California average; and is also 17% higher than compared to the national average. Specifically regarding violent crimes in Whittier, CA, the rate is 23% lower than compared to the California average, and 10% lower than when paralleled to the national average. When comparing property crime, Whittier, CA comes in at 15% higher than to the average seen in California, and 22% higher than the overall national average.

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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 low crime compared to the areas with high crime. The Whittier crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Whittier is 17% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 8.83 daily crimes that occur in Whittier.
  • Whittier is safer than 32% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Whittier you have a 1 in 32 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Whittier has increased by 2%.

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Daily Crime In Whittier (per 100,000 people)

The illustration above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Whittier, CA on a daily bases (per 100,000 people) to crimes committed throughout the state of California. A comparison to the average number of daily national crimes is displayed as well. According to the latest crime statistics, daily crimes in Whittier, CA (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to California state wide, are 1.09 times more than the state average and 1.17 times more than than national statistics. Violent crimes committed in Whittier, CA on a daily bases are 1.31 times less than than California average and 1.11 times less than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Whittier, CA are 1.15 times more than the daily state average and 1.22 times more than the daily national numbers.

How Safe is Whittier (higher is better)

Compared to the other cities in California and cities in all other U.S. states, how safe is Whittier, CA? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Whittier, CA has been ranked safer than 40% of other cities in the state of California. In addition, Whittier, CA is safer than 32% 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, CA. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Whittier, CA 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 291
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Whittier is 1 in 35
The chance of being a victim of crime in Whittier is 1 in 32
Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Whittier, CA? The graphics above display the likelihood of becoming victimized by an illegal act such as a crime including violence or property damage. If you reside in Whittier, CA, the likelihood that you will suffer a violent crime is 1 in 291. These sorts of violent crimes include murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Illegal actions against property are represented by a likelihood of 1 in 35 that you become a victim. 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, CA is 1 in 32.

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

The year over year crime rate for Whittier, CA is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining whether living in Whittier, CA has become a safer or more dangerous place to live. For example, the above graph shows the year over year crime rate for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have increased by 27% in Whittier, CA, while property crimes in Whittier, CA have not changed. Crimes in total for Whittier, CA have increased by 2% 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
California68,119197222
There are a total of 68,119 sex offenders in California. This yields a total of 197 sex offenders in California per 100,000 residents which is 11% less than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
San Pasqual, CA2,01770392462
Rose Hills, CA3,033101562663
Bradbury, CA95492646738
Sierra Madre, CA11,067729751,047
East Pasadena, CA6,1591618931,054
Yorba Linda, CA67,362651,0361,102
Rossmoor, CA10,9331719511,122
Whittier, CA86,6303442,8773,221

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Livermore, CA86,4931832,1852,368
Newport Beach, CA86,8131432,4432,585
Alafaya, FL86,8684212,5923,013
Tracy, CA86,3822142,4142,628
Hawthorne, CA86,9386622,5643,226
Whittier, CA86,6303442,8773,221
Source: The Whittier, CA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2016. 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.