Glendale, CA Criminal and Public Records

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Glendale Crime Rankings:

Statewide (2015)

  • Population: 24th
  • Violent Crimes: 111th (395th per 100k)
  • Murder: 23rd (94th per 100k)
  • Rape: 57th (269th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 120th (389th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 89th (293rd per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 49th (322nd per 100k)
  • Burglary: 59th (387th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 35th (260th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 84th (316th per 100k)
  • Arson: 50th (230th per 100k)

Nationwide (2015)

  • Population: 110th
  • Violent Crimes: 438th (3,840th per 100k)
  • Murder: 73rd (392nd per 100k)
  • Rape: 174th (1,342nd per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 388th (3,491st per 100k)
  • Robbery: 267th (1,517th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 245th (4,441st per 100k)
  • Burglary: 286th (3,817th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 225th (4,275th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 223rd (1,613th per 100k)
  • Arson: 112th (804th per 100k)

In Los Angeles County (2015)

  • Population: 4th
  • Violent Crimes: 30th (78th per 100k)
  • Murder: 9th (34th per 100k)
  • Rape: 17th (71st per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 31st (77th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 26th (75th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 7th (63rd per 100k)
  • Burglary: 12th (81st per 100k)
  • Larceny: 4th (47th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 23rd (62nd per 100k)
  • Arson: 22nd (61st per 100k)

General Data

  • Population: 201,020
  • Households: 71,498
  • Median Income: $52,574
  • Land Area: 30.432 miles2
  • Water Area: 0.13 miles2
  • Time Zone: PDT

Glendale, CA Crime Rate Information

Crime Category 2014 2015
Murder 0 5
Rape 9 17
Agg. Assault 110 98
Robbery 67 75
Burglary 511 530
Vehicle Thefts 268 353
Arson 16 6

Violent Crimes in Glendale, CA in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Murder 5
Rape 17
Aggravated Assault 98
Robbery 75

Property Crimes in Glendale, CA in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Burglary 530
Larceny 2630
Motor Vehicle Theft 353
Arson 6

Robbery in Glendale, CA

Year Robbery
2006 167
2008 151
2009 126
2010 119
2011 108
2012 108
2013 75
2014 67
2015 75

Rape in Glendale, CA

Year Rape
2006 14
2008 21
2009 15
2010 17
2011 14
2012 6
2013 8
2014 9
2015 17

California Criminal Statistics:


As the table-above indicates, major crimes in 2015 in Glendale, CA included 195 violent crimes and 3513 property crimes. The 195 violent crimes included: 5 murders, 98 aggravated assaults, 17 forcible rapes, and 75 robberies. The 3513 property crimes included: 353 motor vehicle thefts, 530 burglaries, 6 counts of arson, and 2630 counts of larceny and/or theft. Of course, there were additional offenses in Glendale, 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 Glendale, CA? BeenVerified can help you locate background check and criminal records for individuals living in Glendale or in the greater Glendale, 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.


Robbery in the state of California

Year Robbery
2006 70968
2007 70542
2008 69385
2009 64093
2010 58116
2011 54292
2012 56521
2013 53640
2014 48680
2015 52862

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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