Modesto, CA Criminal and Public Records

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We’ve compiled data on the most commonly searched crimes in Modesto, Stanislaus County and California. Our statistics also include comparisons of Modesto's crime rate to California's and nationwide. Keep in mind that Modesto has a population of 211,266 while California has a population of 16,777,215.

When reviewing the data, It is critical to remember that these numbers only reflect reported crimes. There are some crimes, even serious crimes, which are notoriously underreported, such as rape or sexual assault.

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Crime in The Last Reported Year

In 2015 in Modesto, CA, there were 2,025 reported major violent crimes and 10,123 reported major property offenses. This is in addition to a number of lesser offenses.

Of the violent crime types, the most common to occur in Modesto is agg. assault, with 1,427 reported. This represented 70.47% of all violent crimes. Similarly, the most common property crime was larceny with 6,749 reported.

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Modesto Crime Rankings:

Statewide (2015)

  • Population: 19th
  • Violent Crimes: 11th (20th per 100k)
  • Murder: 12th (33rd per 100k)
  • Rape: 17th (97th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 11th (22nd per 100k)
  • Robbery: 14th (29th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 13th (27th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 13th (73rd per 100k)
  • Larceny: 13th (30th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 15th (30th per 100k)
  • Arson: 15th (63rd per 100k)

Nationwide (2015)

  • Population: 101st
  • Violent Crimes: 65th (371st per 100k)
  • Murder: 55th (298th per 100k)
  • Rape: 108th (1,023rd per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 59th (421st per 100k)
  • Robbery: 76th (300th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 79th (752nd per 100k)
  • Burglary: 94th (1,239th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 86th (1,054th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 53rd (98th per 100k)
  • Arson: 57th (522nd per 100k)

In Stanislaus County (2015)

  • Population: 1st
  • Violent Crimes: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Murder: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Rape: 1st (1st 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 (1st per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 1st (2nd per 100k)
  • Arson: 1st (3rd per 100k)

General Data

  • Population: 211,266
  • Households: 70,481
  • Median Income: $48,577
  • Land Area: 42.968 miles2
  • Water Area: 1.838 miles2
  • Time Zone: PDT

Modesto, CA Crime Rate Information

Crime Category 2014 2015
Murder 11 25
Rape 81 85
Agg. Assault 1301 1427
Robbery 385 488
Burglary 1754 1639
Vehicle Thefts 1195 1735
Arson 59 66

Violent Crimes in Modesto, CA in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Murder 25
Rape 85
Aggravated Assault 1427
Robbery 488

Property Crimes in Modesto, CA in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Burglary 1639
Larceny 6749
Motor Vehicle Theft 1735
Arson 66

Agg. Assault in Modesto, CA

Year Agg. Assault
2006 872
2008 927
2009 974
2010 899
2011 907
2012 1061
2013 1168
2014 1301
2015 1427

Violent Crimes in Modesto, CA

Year Violent Crimes
2006 1418
2008 1439
2009 1419
2010 1398
2011 1413
2012 1590
2013 1704
2014 1778
2015 2025

California Criminal Statistics:


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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

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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