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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


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Crime rates in Berkeley by year

Type

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2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

Murders
(per 100,000)
1
(1.0)
7
(6.6)
6
(5.7)
4
(3.9)
3
(2.9)
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)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
17
(16.2)
28
(26.3)
16
(15.3)
17
(16.5)
18
(17.6)
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)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
398
(380.3)
407
(382.1)
402
(383.9)
355
(343.9)
354
(346.4)
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)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
326
(311.5)
287
(269.4)
502
(479.3)
181
(175.3)
195
(190.8)
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)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
1,453
(1,388.4)
1,514
(1,421.4)
1,245
(1,188.8)
1,382
(1,338.8)
1,229
(1,202.6)
1,152
(1,133.3)
1,172
(1,156.5)
1,095
(1,082.3)
1,079
(1,066.3)
1,088
(1,059.4)
976
(856.9)
971
(844.6)
1,055
(907.8)
932
(791.5)
1,090
(905.4)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
6,054
(5,784.9)
6,687
(6,277.8)
6,217
(5,936.4)
6,101
(5,910.3)
5,503
(5,385.0)
5,096
(5,013.2)
4,949
(4,883.4)
4,790
(4,734.6)
4,661
(4,606.2)
4,240
(4,128.5)
3,460
(3,037.7)
4,084
(3,552.5)
3,658
(3,147.6)
3,615
(3,070.0)
4,099
(3,404.9)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
1,221
(1,166.7)
1,341
(1,258.9)
1,233
(1,177.3)
1,128
(1,092.7)
1,244
(1,217.3)
1,075
(1,057.5)
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)
Arson
(per 100,000)
51
(48.7)
48
(45.1)
32
(30.6)
59
(57.2)
25
(24.5)
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)
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 286.7)616.0657.0652.5576.7559.0552.4546.6547.4508.5448.7351.7387.9386.8333.9386.1

City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes and violent crime more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.


See how dangerous Berkeley, CA is compared to nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Berkeley:

386.1
Albany:

219.9
Kensington:

89.9
Emeryville:

1,302.7
El Cerrito:

360.7
Piedmont:

138.0
Orinda:

65.0
Alameda:

174.2
Richmond:

472.6
Violent crime rate in 2015
Berkeley:

239.6
U.S. Average:

207.7

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:

283.8
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
Berkeley:

460.4
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
Berkeley:

366.9
U.S. Average:

272.2

Violent crime rate in 2001
Berkeley:

365.7
U.S. Average:

276.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Berkeley:

440.7
U.S. Average:

220.1

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:

727.2
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
Berkeley:

714.4
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
Berkeley:

790.6
U.S. Average:

336.9

Property crime rate in 2001
Berkeley:

745.3
U.S. Average:

337.2

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

City-data.com crime index

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

1.43
California average:

2.31

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

1.43
California average:

2.32

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

1.44
California average:

2.34

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

1.49
California average:

2.36

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

1.45
California average:

2.40

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

1.67
California average:

2.46

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

1.78
California average:

2.52

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

1.85
California average:

2.56

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

1.66
California average:

2.48

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

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