Crime Trend in California

There were 174,331 violent crimes, 1,690 murders, 921,114 property crimes in 2019.

Violent crime in California

Number of violent crimes

Crime rates (rate per 100,000)

Year Violent crime Rate Source
2019 174,331 441.2 [51]
2018 176,604 447.5 [51]
2017 177,627 449.3 [52]
2016 174,796 444.8 [52]
2015 166,883 426.3 [53]
2014 153,763 396.4 [53]
2013 151,879 396.2 [54]
2012 160,944 423.5 [54]
2011 154,944 411.1 [55]
2010 164,133 439.6 [55]

Murder and non negligent manslaughter in California

Number of murders

Murder rate (per 100,000)

Year Murder Rate Source
2019 1,690 4.3 [51]
2018 1,739 4.4 [51]
2017 1,830 4.6 [52]
2016 1,930 4.9 [52]
2015 1,861 4.8 [53]
2014 1,700 4.4 [53]
2013 1,746 4.6 [54]
2012 1,884 5.0 [54]
2011 1,792 4.8 [55]
2010 1,809 4.8 [55]

The number of robberies in California

Number of murders

Murder rate (per 100,000)

Year Robberies Rate Source
2019 52,301 132.4 [51]
2018 54,328 137.7 [51]
2017 56,622 143.2 [52]
2016 54,789 139.4 [52]
2015 52,862 135.0 [53]
2014 48,681 125.5 [53]
2013 53,640 139.9 [54]
2012 56,521 148.7 [54]
2011 54,292 144.0 [55]
2010 58,116 155.6 [55]

The number of aggravated assaults in California

Number of aggravated assaults

Aggravated assault rate (per 100,000)

Year Aggravated assaults Rate Source
2019 105,541 267.1 [51]
2018 105,031 266.2 [51]
2017 104,454 264.2 [52]
2016 104,375 265.6 [52]
2015 99,349 253.8 [53]
2014 91,804 236.7 [53]
2013 89,029 232.3 [54]
2012 94,702 249.2 [54]
2011 91,197 242.0 [55]
2010 95,877 256.8 [55]

The number of property crimes in California

Number of property crimes

Property crime rate (per 100,000)

Year Property crimes Rate Source
2019 921,114 2331.2 [51]
2018 941,644 2386.2 [51]
2017 987,114 2496.7 [52]
2016 1,002,070 2550.0 [52]
2015 1,024,914 2618.3 [53]
2014 947,193 2441.7 [53]
2013 1,018,907 2658.1 [54]
2012 1,049,465 2761.8 [54]
2011 973,901 2583.8 [55]
2010 981,939 2629.9 [55]

The number of burglaries in California

Number of burglaries

Burglary rate (per 100,000)

Year Burglary Rate Source
2019 152,555 386.1 [51]
2018 164,645 417.2 [51]
2017 176,690 446.9 [52]
2016 188,304 479.2 [52]
2015 197,404 504.3 [53]
2014 202,669 522.4 [53]
2013 232,058 605.4 [54]
2012 245,767 646.8 [54]
2011 230,090 610.4 [55]
2010 228,857 612.9 [55]

The number of larceny thefts in California

Number of larceny thefts

Larceny theft rate (per 100,000)

Year Larceny Rate Source
2019 626,802 1586.3 [51]
2018 621,779 1575.7 [51]
2017 642,033 1623.9 [52]
2016 637,010 1621.0 [52]
2015 656,517 1677.1 [53]
2014 592,673 1527.8 [53]
2013 621,557 1621.5 [54]
2012 635,090 1671.3 [54]
2011 596,963 1583.8 [55]
2010 600,558 1608.4 [55]

The number of motor vehicle thefts in California

Number of motor vehicle thefts

Motor vehicle theft rate (per 100,000)

Year Vehicle theft Rate Source
2019 141,757 358.8 [51]
2018 155,220 393.3 [51]
2017 168,391 425.9 [52]
2016 176,756 449.8 [52]
2015 170,993 436.8 [53]
2014 151,851 391.4 [53]
2013 165,292 431.2 [54]
2012 168,608 443.7 [54]
2011 146,848 389.6 [55]
2010 152,524 408.5 [55]

crime rate = number / population * 100,000

FBI calculates the crime rates by using population data published by U.S. Census Bureau in all years.

The crime rates in all states

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