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Crime rate in Berkeley, California (CA): murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, auto thefts, arson, law enforcement employees, police officers, crime map


City-Data.com crime index in Berkeley, CA compared to other U.S. cities

Crime rate in Berkeley, CA

The 2019 crime rate in Berkeley, CA is 406 (City-Data.com crime index), which is 1.5 times greater than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 91.9% U.S. cities. The 2019 Berkeley crime rate rose by 10% compared to 2018. In the last 5 years Berkeley has seen rise of violent crime and decreasing property crime.
See how dangerous Berkeley, CA is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Berkeley:

405.5
Albany:

235.5
Kensington:

81.2
Emeryville:

1,325.4
El Cerrito:

401.7
Piedmont:

144.3
Orinda:

121.5
Richmond:

467.7
Oakland:

725.2
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Berkeley by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
4
(3.9)
5
(4.9)
8
(7.9)
6
(5.9)
5
(4.9)
1
(0.9)
5
(4.3)
4
(3.4)
3
(2.5)
1
(0.8)
2
(1.6)
1
(0.8)
1
(0.8)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
22
(21.6)
24
(23.7)
25
(24.7)
27
(26.7)
23
(22.4)
19
(16.7)
39
(33.9)
26
(22.4)
35
(29.7)
44
(36.5)
54
(44.0)
83
(67.7)
65
(52.5)
74
(60.3)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
414
(407.3)
431
(425.3)
496
(490.3)
444
(438.8)
365
(355.4)
340
(298.5)
335
(291.4)
410
(352.8)
263
(223.3)
330
(274.1)
361
(294.3)
364
(296.7)
353
(285.3)
369
(300.5)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
206
(202.7)
179
(176.6)
123
(121.6)
138
(136.4)
140
(136.3)
122
(107.1)
108
(93.9)
122
(105.0)
130
(110.4)
155
(128.8)
185
(150.8)
218
(177.7)
167
(135.0)
175
(142.5)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
1,152
(1,133)
1,172
(1,156)
1,095
(1,082)
1,079
(1,066)
1,088
(1,059)
976
(856.9)
971
(844.6)
1,055
(907.8)
932
(791.5)
1,090
(905.4)
805
(656.3)
843
(687.1)
829
(670.0)
771
(627.9)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
5,096
(5,013)
4,949
(4,883)
4,790
(4,735)
4,661
(4,606)
4,240
(4,129)
3,460
(3,038)
4,084
(3,553)
3,658
(3,148)
3,615
(3,070)
4,099
(3,405)
3,965
(3,233)
4,556
(3,714)
4,004
(3,236)
4,993
(4,066)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
1,075
(1,058)
995
(981.8)
952
(941.0)
727
(718.5)
615
(598.8)
628
(551.3)
641
(557.6)
664
(571.3)
555
(471.3)
717
(595.6)
650
(530.0)
621
(506.2)
548
(442.9)
492
(400.7)
Arson
(per 100,000)
36
(35.4)
29
(28.6)
28
(27.7)
21
(20.8)
25
(24.3)
25
(21.9)
15
(13.0)
16
(13.8)
15
(12.7)
22
(18.3)
24
(19.6)
30
(24.5)
31
(25.1)
17
(13.8)
City-Data.com crime index552.4546.6547.4508.5448.7351.7387.9386.8333.9386.1374.6417.4368.0405.5

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

- means the value is smaller than the state average.
- means the value is about the same as the state average.
- means the value is bigger than the state average.
- means the value is much bigger than the state average.



According to our research of California and other state lists, there were 78 registered sex offenders living in Berkeley, California as of January 30, 2023.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Berkeley is 1,554 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.



Violent crime rate in 2019
Berkeley:

281.8
U.S. Average:

205.8

Violent crime rate in 2018
Berkeley:

264.3
U.S. Average:

208.2

Violent crime rate in 2017
Berkeley:

306.5
U.S. Average:

215.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Berkeley:

269.9
U.S. Average:

216.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Berkeley:

239.6
U.S. Average:

208.5

Violent crime rate in 2014
Berkeley:

201.7
U.S. Average:

200.7

Violent crime rate in 2013
Berkeley:

258.1
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
Berkeley:

235.3
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2011
Berkeley:

221.2
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Berkeley:

278.0
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
Berkeley:

326.1
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
Berkeley:

346.4
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2007
Berkeley:

334.5
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2006
Berkeley:

334.5
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2005
Berkeley:

292.1
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
Berkeley:

258.3
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
Berkeley:

417.1
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
Berkeley:

332.3
U.S. Average:

272.2

Property crime rate in 2019
Berkeley:

389.0
U.S. Average:

178.6

Property crime rate in 2018
Berkeley:

362.2
U.S. Average:

190.2

Property crime rate in 2017
Berkeley:

399.0
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Berkeley:

372.4
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Berkeley:

440.7
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Berkeley:

382.5
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Berkeley:

424.6
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Berkeley:

430.2
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Berkeley:

406.0
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Berkeley:

508.1
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Berkeley:

551.3
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Berkeley:

594.3
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Berkeley:

622.7
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Berkeley:

636.0
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Berkeley:

692.4
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
Berkeley:

661.7
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
Berkeley:

647.2
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
Berkeley:

716.1
U.S. Average:

336.9
Murders per 100,000 population
Rapes per 100,000 population
Robberies per 100,000 population
Assaults per 100,000 population
Burglaries per 100,000 population
Thefts per 100,000 population
Auto thefts per 100,000 population
Arson per 100,000 population

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 253 (159 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.29
California average:

2.01

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 247 (153 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.24
California average:

1.99

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 247 (162 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.32
California average:

1.98

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 263 (175 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.43
California average:

2.00

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 260 (172 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.43
California average:

2.00

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 257 (168 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.43
California average:

2.01

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 261 (167 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.44
California average:

2.02

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 265 (171 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.49
California average:

2.04

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 261 (165 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.45
California average:

2.09

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 267 (171 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.67
California average:

2.19

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 280 (180 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.78
California average:

2.24

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 289 (187 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.85
California average:

2.27

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 281 (168 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.66
California average:

2.21

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 289 (184 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.79
California average:

2.38

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 294 (181 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.76
California average:

2.34

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 296 (186 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.81
California average:

2.36

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 291 (187 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.82
California average:

2.42

Full-time Law Enforcement Employees in Berkeley, CA
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Officers
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Civilians

Zip codes: 94608, 94609, 94618, 94702, 94703, 94704, 94705, 94708, 94709, 94720.