California crime 2013

San Francisco saw California’s worst jump in crime rates among cities with more than 150,000 people, recording more than 20% increases in both violent and property crimes between 2012 and 2013. But California overall saw drops of 5% in the rate of violent crime and 3.6% in property crime. Los Angeles posted an even steeper decline in violent crime, down 11.4%, but recorded a more modest drop in property crime, off 2.5%.

-0.3 -0.2 -0.1 0.0 0.1 0.2 0.3 -0.3 -0.2 -0.1 0.0 0.1 0.2 0.3 Increase Decrease Increase Decrease Violent crime rate change Property crime rate change Oakland reported 8,210 incidents of crime per 100,000 people in 2013. Irvine had 1,441. 0 San Francisco Huntington Beach Modesto Garden Grove Rancho Cucamonga San Bernardino Fresno Sacramento Bakersfield California change Fontana Santa Rosa Long Beach Moreno Valley San Jose Ontario Irvine Salinas Riverside Hayward Palmdale Glendale Stockton Los Angeles Anaheim Fremont Santa Clarita* Santa Ana Elk Grove Pomona Corona Oceanside Lancaster San Diego Chula Vista Oakland Oxnard Better Better Worse Worse +30% +20 +10 -30 -30% -20 -10 0 +10 +20 +30 -20 -10 Reduced violent and property crime rateOakland and Stockton have among California’s worst violent crime rates, as shown in the large circles, but reported improvements between 2012 and 2013. Increases in violent crime, but property crime decreasesHuntington Beach’s increased violent crime rate was worsened largely by a jump in robberies, 83 in 2012, which grew to 100 a year later. More violent and property crimeSan Francisco saw jumps in the rate of every crime category, except murder, between 2012 and 2013. Theft of personal property rose by 27% and rapes by 47%. Increases in property crime, but violent crime decreasesGlendale, Salinas and Oceanside reported increases in property crime, defined as burglary and theft of property.

*The FBI’s population estimate for Santa Clarita was significantly higher than the U.S. Census Bureau’s estimate, resulting in a greater rate decrease in Santa Clarita.

Note: The FBI Uniform Crime Reporting program is voluntary and the agency cautions against ranking participating law enforcement agencies on the basis of crime data alone.

Source: Federal Bureau of Investigation