Elk Grove, CA Criminal and Public Records

At BeenVerified, we understand that sometimes you want background check information on a city or neighborhood, rather than an individual. To help you understand particular areas, we’ve collected data on commonly searched crimes and made it available in our convenient city pages.

About Elk Grove

Elk Grove is located in Sacramento County, with a population of 166,913. This makes it the 30th most populous city in California. It has an average income of $79,487.

Run a Background Check

Try it Yourself! Just enter a name:

Our background check service searches through billions of records and dozens of databases.

Public Criminal Records

In 2015, there were 586 reported major violent crimes (0.003526 per person) and 3,120 reported major property crimes in Elk Grove (0.018774 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 Elk Grove.

Crime Rates Compared to California

When it comes to major violent crimes, Elk Grove has 0.003526 violent crimes per person. This compares to 0.009947 violent crimes per person statewide.

Elk Grove has 0.018774 major property crimes per person. This compares to 0.06109 per person statewide.

Elk Grove Crime Rankings:

Statewide (2015)

  • Population: 30th
  • Violent Crimes: 36th (168th per 100k)
  • Murder: 27th (112th per 100k)
  • Rape: 43rd (200th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 25th (137th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 66th (217th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 56th (297th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 51st (314th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 49th (237th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 119th (346th per 100k)
  • Arson: 52nd (235th per 100k)

Nationwide (2015)

  • Population: 145th
  • Violent Crimes: 203rd (1,912th per 100k)
  • Murder: 77th (411th per 100k)
  • Rape: 158th (1,227th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 164th (1,693rd per 100k)
  • Robbery: 237th (1,260th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 282nd (4,162nd per 100k)
  • Burglary: 262nd (3,192nd per 100k)
  • Larceny: 278th (4,054th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 298th (1,883rd per 100k)
  • Arson: 114th (810th per 100k)

In Sacramento County (2015)

  • Population: 2nd
  • Violent Crimes: 2nd (5th per 100k)
  • Murder: 4th (6th per 100k)
  • Rape: 3rd (5th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 2nd (4th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 3rd (5th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 2nd (6th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 2nd (6th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 2nd (6th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 3rd (5th per 100k)
  • Arson: 4th (5th per 100k)

General Data

  • Population: 166,913
  • Households: 49,316
  • Median Income: $79,487
  • Land Area: 42.196 miles2
  • Water Area: 0.046 miles2
  • Time Zone: PDT

Elk Grove, CA Crime Rate Information

Crime Category 2014 2015
Murder 2 1
Rape 32 33
Agg. Assault 464 447
Robbery 124 105
Burglary 626 589
Vehicle Thefts 209 237
Arson 5 4

Violent Crimes in Elk Grove, CA in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Murder 1
Rape 33
Aggravated Assault 447
Robbery 105

Property Crimes in Elk Grove, CA in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Burglary 589
Larceny 2294
Motor Vehicle Theft 237
Arson 4

Murder in Elk Grove, CA

Year Murder
2008 0
2009 4
2010 2
2011 3
2012 1
2013 0
2014 2
2015 1

Larceny in Elk Grove, CA

Year Larceny
2008 2359
2009 2152
2010 2208
2011 2282
2012 2406
2013 2229
2014 2237
2015 2294

California Criminal Statistics:

If you have an idea of how large Elk Grove 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
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

While the above statistics are helpful in some circumstances, they do not give you information about how Elk Grove 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 Elk Grove is at a higher or lower risk of being a victim of a major crime than people in the rest of California or nationwide.

Murder in the state of California

Year Murder
2006 2485
2007 2260
2008 2142
2009 1972
2010 1809
2011 1792
2012 1884
2013 1746
2014 1699
2015 1861

Looking for more specific information? You can use BeenVerified’s criminal record check service to run a background check in an individual to find out if the person has been arrested for, charged with, or convicted of a crime.

Learn about public records in other cities in Sacramento County :

Location Search

All Cities in Sacramento County


Search criminals by name

Access public and criminal data now!