Sacramento, CA Criminal and Public Records

Are you searching for criminal records or background information on someone in Sacramento, CA? BeenVerified has access to public arrest records in Sacramento County that can help you identify criminal background history for individuals in and around the Sacramento area. Sacramento has a population of 490,712, which makes it the 6th largest city in California, and an average income of $50,739. We’ve compiled helpful crime statistics below, or you can look up a specific person’s criminal records.

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Crime in Sacramento, CA

One of the first ways to gauge crime is to look at the reported crimes in that city over a year’s time. Keep in mind that you cannot compare one city’s reported crimes to another city’s reported crimes without also understanding any differences in population. In addition, the reported crime rate and the actual crime rate may be very different; crimes such as forcible rape are notoriously underreported, while crimes like motor vehicle theft have higher reporting rates.

In 2015, there were 3,611 reported violent crimes and 16501 reported property crimes in Sacramento. This compares to 166,883 reported violent crimes and 1,024,914 reported property crimes statewide in California. This makes Sacramento 39th in the state of California when it comes to violent crimes per 100k people.

The most common violent crime in Sacramento was agg. assault, with 2,289 reported. The most common property crime was larceny, with 9,865 reported.

In addition to these major crimes, there were a number of other offenses committed, but most of those were charged as misdemeanors. Our charts below have much more information.

Sacramento Crime Rankings:

Statewide (2015)

  • Population: 6th
  • Violent Crimes: 6th (39th per 100k)
  • Murder: 6th (40th per 100k)
  • Rape: 13th (188th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 6th (50th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 5th (25th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 7th (88th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 7th (77th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 7th (115th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 8th (70th per 100k)
  • Arson: 8th (74th per 100k)

Nationwide (2015)

  • Population: 35th
  • Violent Crimes: 40th (650th per 100k)
  • Murder: 40th (329th per 100k)
  • Rape: 91st (1,212th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 37th (826th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 36th (279th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 43rd (1,791st per 100k)
  • Burglary: 38th (1,292nd per 100k)
  • Larceny: 52nd (2,607th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 30th (229th per 100k)
  • Arson: 28th (548th per 100k)

In Sacramento County (2015)

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

General Data

  • Population: 490,712
  • Households: 178,185
  • Median Income: $50,739
  • Land Area: 97.924 miles2
  • Water Area: 2.182 miles2
  • Time Zone: PST

Sacramento, CA Crime Rate Information

Crime Category 2014 2015
Murder 28 43
Rape 78 105
Agg. Assault 1862 2289
Robbery 1000 1174
Burglary 3238 3713
Vehicle Thefts 2397 2923
Arson 169 140

Violent Crimes in Sacramento, CA in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Murder 43
Rape 105
Aggravated Assault 2289
Robbery 1174

Property Crimes in Sacramento, CA in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Burglary 3713
Larceny 9865
Motor Vehicle Theft 2923
Arson 140

Vehicle Thefts in Sacramento, CA

Year Vehicle Thefts
2006 7175
2008 4910
2009 4146
2010 3994
2011 3335
2012 3346
2013 2861
2014 2397
2015 2923

Arson in Sacramento, CA

Year Arson
2006 294
2008 210
2009 168
2010 202
2011 146
2012 130
2013 164
2014 169
2015 140

California Criminal Statistics:

Criminal Records Lookup

Do you want to lookup a specific individual’s criminal records? While a criminal background check may be important, it is important to understand that that the presence or absence of some criminal history may not be indicative of a person’s actual criminal behavior. People can be arrested for and charged with crimes that they did not commit, while other people may never be charged with crimes that they did commit. Therefore, when looking at an individual’s criminal background, it is important to understand the differences between arrests, charges, and convictions. It is equally important to understand that the absence of a criminal record does not guarantee that a person has not engaged in criminal behavior or will not engage in future criminal behavior.

All you need is a first name and last name to begin looking up someone’s criminal records. Try BeenVerified’s criminal records search.

You may also want to look at statewide reporting numbers.

California Statistics:

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 overall numbers can help you find some information, the crime rate is more informative. The crime rate can be reported in various ways; here we have chosen to report the crime rate as incidents per 1,000 people. By looking at the crime rate in a city, you can determine whether that city is more or less dangerous than surrounding cities. Here, we have compiled comparisons of the rate for various crimes in Sacramento and compared them to the rates for that same crime in California and nationwide.

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

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