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Total crime 6%
Violent crime 28%
Property crime 2%
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StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWhittier/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,871n/a (estimate)2,1992,5812,346
Murder6n/a7.15.66.5
Rape20n/a23.534.238.4
Robbery80n/a94.0113.673.9
Assault131n/a154.0288.7279.7
Violent crime237n/a (estimate)279442388
Burglary257n/a302.1369.7314.2
Theft1,065n/a1,251.81,341.71,398.0
Vehicle theft312n/a366.7427.6246.0
Property crime1,634n/a (estimate)1,9212,1391,958

Key findings

  • Whittier crime rates are 6% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Whittier are 28% lower than the national average
  • In Whittier you have a 1 in 46 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Whittier is safer than 39% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Whittier has decreased by 10%

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 1.17 times less than the state average and 1.07 times less than than national average. Violent crimes committed in Whittier on a daily basis are 1.59 times less than than California average and 1.39 times less than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Whittier are 1.11 times less than the daily state average and 1.02 times less 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 55% of other cities in the state of California. In addition, Whittier is safer than 39% 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 359
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Whittier is 1 in 53
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Whittier is 1 in 46
      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 359. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 53 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 46.

      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 increased by 13% in Whittier, while property crimes in Whittier have decreased by 13%. Total crime has decreased by 10% 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

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      San Pasqual, CA2,01769336405
      Rose Hills, CA3,033100482581
      Bradbury, CA9540652652
      Yorba Linda, CA67,36247842889
      La Habra Heights, CA5,40646848894
      Villa Park, CA5,9220899899
      East Pasadena, CA6,159158765923
      Whittier, CA86,6302791,9212,199

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Livermore, CA86,4931801,6731,853
      Newport Beach, CA86,8131672,1142,281
      Alafaya, FL86,8683961,8252,221
      Tracy, CA86,3821811,6961,877
      Hawthorne, CA86,9387821,8912,673
      Whittier, CA86,6302791,9212,199
      Source: The Whittier, CA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2020. 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.