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Fresno Crime Rankings:

Statewide (2015)

  • Population: 5th
  • Violent Crimes: 8th (91st per 100k)
  • Murder: 8th (48th per 100k)
  • Rape: 7th (132nd per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 8th (106th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 9th (45th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 6th (45th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 5th (52nd per 100k)
  • Larceny: 5th (50th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 7th (80th per 100k)
  • Arson: 4th (35th per 100k)

Nationwide (2015)

  • Population: 34th
  • Violent Crimes: 48th (1,085th per 100k)
  • Murder: 43rd (342nd per 100k)
  • Rape: 60th (1,105th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 50th (1,424th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 43rd (422nd per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 34th (1,111th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 32nd (1,034th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 32nd (1,562nd per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 29th (259th per 100k)
  • Arson: 14th (355th per 100k)

In Fresno County (2015)

  • Population: 1st
  • Violent Crimes: 1st (9th per 100k)
  • Murder: 1st (5th per 100k)
  • Rape: 1st (8th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 1st (10th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 1st (2nd per 100k)
  • Burglary: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Larceny: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 1st (4th per 100k)
  • Arson: 1st (6th per 100k)

General Data

  • Population: 520,052
  • Households: 161,914
  • Median Income: $41,531
  • Land Area: 114.389 miles2
  • Water Area: 0.283 miles2
  • Time Zone: PST

Fresno, CA Crime Rate Information

Crime Category 2014 2015
Murder 47 39
Rape 53 167
Agg. Assault 1501 1653
Robbery 781 1012
Burglary 4721 4429
Vehicle Thefts 3103 2993
Arson 259 255

Violent Crimes in Fresno, CA in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Murder 39
Rape 167
Aggravated Assault 1653
Robbery 1012

Property Crimes in Fresno, CA in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Burglary 4429
Larceny 14184
Motor Vehicle Theft 2993
Arson 255

Vehicle Thefts in Fresno, CA

Year Vehicle Thefts
2006 4944
2008 3777
2009 3248
2010 4553
2011 4780
2012 4301
2013 4057
2014 3103
2015 2993

Arson in Fresno, CA

Year Arson
2006 260
2008 224
2009 155
2010 147
2011 136
2012 134
2013 184
2014 259
2015 255

California Criminal Statistics:

As the table-above indicates, major crimes in 2015 in Fresno, CA included 2871 violent crimes and 21606 property crimes. The 2871 violent crimes included: 39 murders, 1653 aggravated assaults, 167 forcible rapes, and 1012 robberies. The 21606 property crimes included: 2993 motor vehicle thefts, 4429 burglaries, 255 counts of arson, and 14184 counts of larceny and/or theft. Of course, there were additional offenses in Fresno, CA which fell outside of the major crime category; these crimes are generally charged as misdemeanors. It is important to realize that the numbers above reflect the reported crime rate, not the actual crime rate. Depending on the crime, there can be a huge disparity between the actual crime rate and the reporting rate.

Crime Category 2014 2015
Violent Crimes 153709 166883
Murder 1699 1861
Rape 19925 22198
Agg. Assault 91803 99349
Robbery 48680 52862
Property Crimes 947192 1024914
Burglary 202670 197404
Larceny 592670 656517
Vehicle Thefts 151852 170993
Arson 0 0

Looking for information on a specific individual in Fresno, CA? BeenVerified can help you locate background check and criminal records for individuals living in Fresno or in the greater Fresno, CA metropolitan area. These records can help you determine if someone has been arrested for, charged with, or convicted of a crime. However, it is important to realize that the absence of a criminal record is no guarantee that a person has not engaged in criminal behavior.

Most major metropolitan areas include suburbs and surrounding areas. Crimes in those areas may not be charged in the city, but in the surrounding county or state. Therefore, it may be important to look at statewide crime statistics.

Vehicle Thefts in the state of California

Year Vehicle Thefts
2006 242693
2007 219392
2008 192527
2009 164021
2010 152524
2011 146848
2012 168608
2013 165292
2014 151852
2015 170993

You may also want to look at crime trends to compare a city to the state or the country, as a whole. To do this, you do not look at the overall number of crimes, but at the crime rate. It is also helpful to look at crime rates over time to determine whether a city or state is experiencing a growth in crime compared to the country, as a whole. Conventionally, the crime rate is reported as incidents per 1,000 people.

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