Santa Rosa, CA Criminal and Public Records

Are you searching for criminal records or background information on someone in Santa Rosa, CA? BeenVerified has access to public arrest records in Sonoma County that can help you identify criminal background history for individuals in and around the Santa Rosa area. Santa Rosa has a population of 174,972, which makes it the 28th largest city in California, and an average income of $61,050. We’ve compiled helpful crime statistics below, or you can look up a specific person’s criminal records.

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Crime in Santa Rosa, 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 606 reported violent crimes and 4311 reported property crimes in Santa Rosa. This compares to 166,883 reported violent crimes and 1,024,914 reported property crimes statewide in California. This makes Santa Rosa 175th in the state of California when it comes to violent crimes per 100k people.

The most common violent crime in Santa Rosa was agg. assault, with 382 reported. The most common property crime was larceny, with 3,223 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.

Santa Rosa Crime Rankings:

Statewide (2015)

  • Population: 28th
  • Violent Crimes: 34th (175th per 100k)
  • Murder: 24th (96th per 100k)
  • Rape: 16th (68th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 33rd (176th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 52nd (192nd per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 30th (201st per 100k)
  • Burglary: 45th (305th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 22nd (155th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 63rd (244th per 100k)
  • Arson: 20th (95th per 100k)

Nationwide (2015)

  • Population: 134th
  • Violent Crimes: 200th (1,961st per 100k)
  • Murder: 74th (394th per 100k)
  • Rape: 104th (920th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 185th (2,026th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 211th (1,150th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 186th (2,969th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 247th (3,131st per 100k)
  • Larceny: 179th (2,983rd per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 188th (1,082nd per 100k)
  • Arson: 78th (601st per 100k)

In Sonoma County (2015)

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

General Data

  • Population: 174,972
  • Households: 64,088
  • Median Income: $61,050
  • Land Area: 41.292 miles2
  • Water Area: 0.205 miles2
  • Time Zone: PDT

Santa Rosa, CA Crime Rate Information

Crime Category 2014 2015
Murder 2 4
Rape 70 89
Agg. Assault 434 382
Robbery 130 131
Burglary 598 639
Vehicle Thefts 379 449
Arson 42 41

Violent Crimes in Santa Rosa, CA in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Murder 4
Rape 89
Aggravated Assault 382
Robbery 131

Property Crimes in Santa Rosa, CA in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Burglary 639
Larceny 3223
Motor Vehicle Theft 449
Arson 41

Agg. Assault in Santa Rosa, CA

Year Agg. Assault
2006 635
2008 545
2009 546
2010 543
2011 485
2012 441
2013 391
2014 434
2015 382

Vehicle Thefts in Santa Rosa, CA

Year Vehicle Thefts
2006 492
2008 370
2009 390
2010 298
2011 275
2012 316
2013 309
2014 379
2015 449

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.

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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 Santa Rosa and compared them to the rates for that same crime in California and nationwide.

Agg. Assault in the state of California

Year Agg. Assault
2006 111455
2007 109210
2008 104743
2009 99681
2010 95877
2011 91197
2012 94702
2013 89029
2014 91803
2015 99349

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