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Violent 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 peopleWoodlake/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime79n/a (estimate)1,0252,8432,324
Violent crime26n/a (estimate)337500370
Vehicle theft9n/a116.8471.9282.7
Property crime53n/a (estimate)6882,3431,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Woodlake, CA

Crime can be categorized into two primary types: violent and property crimes. Violent crimes encompass offenses such as murder, rape, robbery, and assault, whereas property crimes involve acts like burglary, theft, and vehicle theft. The overall crime rate in Woodlake is 55.9% lower than the national average. Specifically, there were 26 violent crimes reported in Woodlake, equivalent to 337 per 100,000 residents, which is lower than the national average by 8.8%. Additionally, Woodlake recorded 53 property crimes, amounting to 688 per 100,000 people, lower than the national average by 64.8%.

For violent crimes per 100,000 people, Woodlake has a rate of violent crime that is very close to the national average. There were a total of 337 violent crimes, while the national average reported 370. This is an indication that the level of crime is essentially on par with all other cities.

During the most recently reported crime year, Woodlake experienced a total of 0 reported murders. This statistic paints it as a beacon of security when it comes to severe violent crimes. Such an achievement not only instills a profound sense of security for its residents but also sets a high standard for other communities striving to create similarly secure environments. It underscores the area as a place where safety is a top priority, enhancing its appeal as a desirable location to live and thrive.

Since 1990, property crime rates per 100,000 people in the United States have steadily decreased. Recently, the average did increase slightly. Having said that, Woodlake has a property crime rate that is well below the national average with only 688 reported property crimes compared to the national average of 1954. Based on this report, Woodlake remains a very safe place to live with regards to property crime.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in Woodlake?

AreaVibes has conducted polls asking local residents if they feel safe living in Woodlake. Based on the results of the surveys (8 responses), 88% of people felt that there was very little crime in Woodlake and felt safe walking alone at night. While 13% of people felt that it was not a safe place to live and did not feel safe walking alone at night.

Is Woodlake a Safe Place to Live?

To determine if Woodlake is a safe place to live, let's take a look at the overall crime rate of the area, as well as the number of daily crimes. Woodlake has a total crime rate that is 56% lower than the national average per 100,000 residents. This results in a total of 0.22 daily crimes (0.07 violent daily crimes and 0.15 daily property crimes) in Woodlake.

Has Crime in Woodlake Increased Since Last Year?

Examining year-over-year crime data provides insights into short-term trends with regards to the crime activity in Woodlake. This analysis involves comparing crime rates from one year to the next, enabling the identification of patterns and fluctuations in crime. Such information proves invaluable to residents seeking to make well-informed decisions about their choice of residence. In the most recent year, compared to the previous one, total crime in Woodlake has decreased by 6%. Specifically, violent crime has increased by 116.7%, while property crime has decreased by 26.4%. This data empowers individuals with a clearer understanding of the evolving safety landscape in Woodlake.

Potential Causes for Crime in Woodlake

Woodlake has a poverty rate of 28.1, while the national average is 15.1. In the past, there has been a direct correlation between high or low poverty rates and high or low crime stats. Elevated poverty levels and income disparities can contribute to heightened criminal activity, as individuals may resort to unlawful means to address their fundamental necessities. While lower poverty levels have led to a reduction in typical crime levels compared to other areas.

The level of education within a community can impact crime rates. Higher educational attainment often correlates with lower crime rates, as it provides individuals with better job opportunities and alternatives to criminal behavior. While lower educational achievement rates tend to lead to higher crime rates. In Woodlake, 53.4% of people have completed high school, while 83% of people have completed high school nationally.

Rising cost of living expenses, including increased housing costs, grocery, utility and healthcare expenditures, can induce financial strain on individuals and families, particularly those with limited financial resources. Such economic stress may propel individuals towards crime, including theft or burglary, as a means of addressing their financial hardships. Conversely, cities characterized by a lower cost of living may alleviate economic pressures, potentially resulting in a reduced crime rate. In Woodlake, the cost of living is 0.84% lower than the national average, reflecting a more affordable economic environment that could contribute to a decrease in crime levels.

Woodlake crime map

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

      • Woodlake crime rates are 56% lower than the national average
      • Violent crimes in Woodlake are 9% lower than the national average
      • In Woodlake you have a 1 in 98 chance of becoming a victim of crime
      • Woodlake is safer than 44% of the cities in the United States
      • Year over year crime in Woodlake has decreased by 6%

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        Daily Crime In Woodlake (per 100,000 people)

        The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in Woodlake, CA per 100,000 people. In Woodlake, the number of daily crimes is projected to be 2.77 times less than the California average and 2.27 times less than the national average. The average number of daily violent crimes in Woodlake is 1.48 times less than the California average and 1.10 times less than the daily national average. With regards to property crimes, Woodlake has a daily crime rate that is 3.41 times less than the California average and 2.84 times less than the overall daily national average.

        How Safe is Woodlake (higher is better)

        Are people any safer living in Woodlake in comparison to other California communities and all other areas throughout the United States? When we look at all cities across America, is Woodlake safe? The evidence provided by these graphs show Woodlake being safer than 72% of cities in California and 44% of cities across the United States. This is evident by tracking California cities as well as all US cities over a one year period to contrast crime statistics as they relate to Woodlake. In conclusion, Woodlake ranks below average compared to the rest of the United States.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Woodlake

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Woodlake is 1 in 297
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Woodlake is 1 in 146
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Woodlake is 1 in 98
        How likely are you to become a victim of crime? In Woodlake, California you have a 1 in 297 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery and assault. With regards to property crime, you have a 1 in 146 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 98 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Woodlake.

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

        An ideal indicator of whether Woodlake is becoming a safer or more dangerous place to live can be done by analyzing the year over year crime rates per 100,000 people. Year over year violent crime in Woodlake has increased by 116% and the rate of property crime in Woodlake has decreased by 26%. The total crime rate in Woodlake has decreased by 6% year to year.

        Woodlake police department

        Item Woodlake California National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)1251,506558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.63.63.3
        There are a total of 12 Woodlake police officers. This results in 1.6 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 55.5% less than the California average and 50.6% less than the National average.

        Sex offenders in California

        State Total offenders California /100K National /100K
        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
        Orange Cove, CA10,120354438792
        Three Rivers, CA2,6992099771,186
        Patterson Tract, CA2,0032671,2491,516
        Farmersville, CA10,8424641,1301,594
        Lindsay, CA12,7933491,7132,062
        Exeter, CA10,4332231,9582,181
        Tulare, CA64,5466002,1232,723
        Woodlake, CA7,7083376881,025

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        Wickenburg, AZ7,7081022,0082,110
        Franklin, CA7,7096833,2013,885
        Rockton, IL7,710901,1111,202
        Citrus Hills, FL7,7111458771,022
        Crookston, MN7,7114571,5802,038
        Woodlake, CA7,7083376881,025
        Source: The Woodlake, 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.