Gilroy, CA Criminal and Public Records

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About Gilroy

Gilroy is located in Santa Clara County, with a population of 53,231. This makes it the 169th most populous city in California. It has an average income of $83,027.

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Public Criminal Records

In 2015, there were 192 reported major violent crimes (0.003591 per person) and 1,777 reported major property crimes in Gilroy (0.033235 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 Gilroy.

Crime Rates Compared to California

When it comes to major violent crimes, Gilroy has 0.003591 violent crimes per person. This compares to 0.009947 violent crimes per person statewide.

Gilroy has 0.033235 major property crimes per person. This compares to 0.06109 per person statewide.


Gilroy Crime Rankings:

Statewide (2015)

  • Population: 169th
  • Violent Crimes: 113th (164th per 100k)
  • Murder: 26th (83rd per 100k)
  • Rape: 44th (52nd per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 111th (185th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 111th (162nd per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 128th (93rd per 100k)
  • Burglary: 133rd (201st per 100k)
  • Larceny: 119th (76th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 107th (93rd per 100k)
  • Arson: 40th (71st per 100k)

Nationwide (2015)

  • Population: 714th
  • Violent Crimes: 441st (1,882nd per 100k)
  • Murder: 76th (380th per 100k)
  • Rape: 160th (847th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 375th (2,101st per 100k)
  • Robbery: 294th (1,020th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 535th (1,841st per 100k)
  • Burglary: 468th (2,380th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 560th (2,097th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 262nd (294th per 100k)
  • Arson: 102nd (536th per 100k)

In Santa Clara County (2015)

  • Population: 8th
  • Violent Crimes: 2nd (1st per 100k)
  • Murder: 2nd (1st per 100k)
  • Rape: 2nd (1st per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 3rd (1st per 100k)
  • Robbery: 4th (2nd per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 6th (2nd per 100k)
  • Burglary: 7th (3rd per 100k)
  • Larceny: 7th (2nd per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 4th (2nd per 100k)
  • Arson: 2nd (2nd per 100k)

General Data

  • Population: 53,231
  • Households: 14,989
  • Median Income: $83,027
  • Land Area: 16.142 miles2
  • Water Area: 0.01 miles2
  • Time Zone: PDT

Gilroy, CA Crime Rate Information

Crime Category 2014 2015
Murder 2 2
Rape 19 31
Agg. Assault 116 111
Robbery 60 48
Burglary 236 262
Vehicle Thefts 227 287
Arson 2 16

Violent Crimes in Gilroy, CA in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Murder 2
Rape 31
Aggravated Assault 111
Robbery 48

Property Crimes in Gilroy, CA in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Burglary 262
Larceny 1228
Motor Vehicle Theft 287
Arson 16

Vehicle Thefts in Gilroy, CA

Year Vehicle Thefts
2006 303
2008 190
2009 185
2010 192
2011 169
2012 232
2013 235
2014 227
2015 287

Robbery in Gilroy, CA

Year Robbery
2006 67
2008 86
2009 59
2010 78
2011 65
2012 68
2013 51
2014 60
2015 48

California Criminal Statistics:


If you have an idea of how large Gilroy 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 Gilroy 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 Gilroy is at a higher or lower risk of being a victim of a major crime than people in the rest of California or 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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