Fairfax, CA Criminal and Public Records

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About Fairfax

Fairfax is located in Marin County, with a population of 7,626. This makes it the 383rd most populous city in California. It has an average income of $91,607.

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Public Criminal Records

In 2015, there were 13 reported major violent crimes (0.001691 per person) and 104 reported major property crimes in Fairfax (0.013531 per person). While these reported crime rates are helpful, it is very important to realize that there is a gap between the actual number of crimes committed and the number of reported crimes; many crimes are notoriously underreported.

In addition, some crimes may be charged under different headings. For example, aggravated assaults that are committed against family members may be charged as domestic violence rather than assault. The charts below show more stats on yearly trends for specific crime types in Fairfax.

Crime Rates Compared to California

When it comes to major violent crimes, Fairfax has 0.001691 violent crimes per person. This compares to 0.009947 violent crimes per person statewide.

Fairfax has 0.013531 major property crimes per person. This compares to 0.06109 per person statewide.


Fairfax Crime Rankings:

Statewide (2015)

  • Population: 383rd
  • Violent Crimes: 244th (320th per 100k)
  • Rape: 68th (26th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 201st (343rd per 100k)
  • Robbery: 157th (363rd per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 383rd (392nd per 100k)
  • Burglary: 294th (396th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 348th (334th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 265th (396th per 100k)
  • Arson: 55th (155th per 100k)

Nationwide (2015)

  • Population: 3,796th
  • Violent Crimes: 620th (3,188th per 100k)
  • Murder: 77th (413th per 100k)
  • Rape: 185th (658th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 480th (3,202nd per 100k)
  • Robbery: 341st (1,757th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 1,678th (5,329th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 709th (3,922nd per 100k)
  • Larceny: 1,465th (5,072nd per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 510th (2,471st per 100k)
  • Arson: 117th (704th per 100k)

In Marin County (2015)

  • Population: 5th
  • Violent Crimes: 4th (4th per 100k)
  • Rape: 3rd (1st per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 5th (5th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 4th (5th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 5th (6th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 5th (6th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 5th (6th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 5th (6th per 100k)
  • Arson: 3rd (4th per 100k)

General Data

  • Population: 7,626
  • Households: 3,440
  • Median Income: $91,607
  • Land Area: 2.204 miles2
  • Time Zone: PDT

Fairfax, CA Crime Rate Information

Crime Category 2014 2015
Rape 1 6
Agg. Assault 14 6
Robbery 1 1
Burglary 22 19
Vehicle Thefts 8 6
Arson 1 1

Violent Crimes in Fairfax, CA in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Rape 6
Aggravated Assault 6
Robbery 1

Property Crimes in Fairfax, CA in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Burglary 19
Larceny 79
Motor Vehicle Theft 6
Arson 1

Violent Crimes in Fairfax, CA

Year Violent Crimes
2006 9
2008 8
2009 17
2010 14
2011 23
2012 10
2013 13
2014 16
2015 13

Agg. Assault in Fairfax, CA

Year Agg. Assault
2006 6
2008 6
2009 13
2010 11
2011 22
2012 7
2013 9
2014 14
2015 6

California Criminal Statistics:


If you have an idea of how large Fairfax is compared to the overall population of State or if you want to determine whether there has been an increase or a decline in reported crime numbers from year-to-year, then you may want to look at statewide reported crimes.

Crime Category 2014 2015
Violent Crimes 153709 166883
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

While the above statistics are helpful in some circumstances, they do not give you information about how Fairfax compares to the rest of California or to the nation in terms of likelihood that you will be the victim of a crime. To make those comparisons, you need to look at the crime rate. The crime rate refers to the number of crimes per a set number of people. In our crime rates, we have chosen to report the crime rate as incidents per 1,000 people. By comparing these rates, you can determine whether a person in Fairfax is at a higher or lower risk of being a victim of a major crime than people in the rest of California or nationwide.


Violent Crimes in the state of California

Year Violent Crimes
2006 194120
2007 191025
2008 185173
2009 174459
2010 164133
2011 154944
2012 160944
2013 154129
2014 153709
2015 166883

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