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


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

Crime rate in Chico, CA

The 2022 crime rate in Chico, CA is 253 (City-Data.com crime index), which is about the average for the U.S. cities. It was higher than in 82.9% U.S. cities. The 2022 Chico crime rate rose by 3% compared to 2020. The number of homicides stood at 1 - a decrease of 2 compared to 2020. In the last 5 years Chico has seen decline of violent crime and decreasing property crime.
See how dangerous Chico, CA is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Chico:

252.7
Paradise:

187.4
Orland:

137.2
Oroville:

564.4
Corning:

335.6
Gridley:

284.0
Red Bluff:

544.1
Colusa:

190.3
Marysville:

362.2
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Chico by year

Type

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

2022

Murders
(per 100,000)
3
(3.5)
1
(1.2)
5
(5.7)
1
(1.1)
2
(2.3)
1
(1.1)
2
(2.2)
0
(0.0)
2
(2.2)
2
(2.1)
0
(0.0)
3
(2.8)
1
(1.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
42
(49.6)
47
(54.5)
37
(42.4)
46
(52.8)
41
(46.5)
53
(59.8)
59
(65.6)
66
(72.4)
85
(91.9)
86
(91.2)
100
(104.4)
56
(53.2)
80
(78.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
124
(146.4)
88
(102.1)
92
(105.5)
95
(109.1)
95
(107.7)
100
(112.9)
87
(96.7)
57
(62.6)
63
(68.1)
106
(112.4)
104
(108.5)
80
(75.9)
60
(58.5)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
141
(166.4)
109
(126.5)
111
(127.3)
140
(160.8)
161
(182.5)
186
(210.0)
169
(187.9)
170
(186.6)
263
(284.5)
417
(442.3)
353
(368.4)
401
(380.6)
448
(437.1)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
685
(808.5)
710
(823.8)
487
(558.5)
778
(893.3)
622
(705.0)
483
(545.4)
642
(713.7)
499
(547.6)
531
(574.3)
327
(346.9)
272
(283.8)
246
(233.5)
224
(218.5)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
1,359
(1,604)
1,416
(1,643)
1,337
(1,533)
1,259
(1,446)
1,568
(1,777)
2,385
(2,693)
2,591
(2,881)
2,336
(2,564)
2,615
(2,828)
1,761
(1,868)
1,753
(1,829)
1,551
(1,472)
1,214
(1,184)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
308
(363.5)
221
(256.4)
291
(333.7)
254
(291.7)
382
(433.0)
345
(389.6)
401
(445.8)
455
(499.3)
447
(483.5)
315
(334.1)
381
(397.6)
316
(299.9)
265
(258.5)
Arson
(per 100,000)
34
(40.1)
33
(38.3)
29
(33.3)
49
(56.3)
37
(41.9)
70
(79.0)
191
(212.3)
199
(218.4)
157
(169.8)
66
(70.0)
48
(50.1)
104
(98.7)
56
(54.6)
City-Data.com crime index273.8245.8229.6253.1265.6303.1324.4294.8347.2325.2314.6246.3252.7

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 246.1. 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 177 registered sex offenders living in Chico, California as of April 13, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Chico is 517 to 1.



Violent crime rate in 2022
Chico:

327.8
U.S. Average:

219.8

Violent crime rate in 2020
Chico:

287.1
U.S. Average:

228.2

Violent crime rate in 2019
Chico:

342.8
U.S. Average:

219.9

Violent crime rate in 2018
Chico:

372.9
U.S. Average:

221.2

Violent crime rate in 2017
Chico:

272.6
U.S. Average:

226.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Chico:

197.0
U.S. Average:

227.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Chico:

212.3
U.S. Average:

219.3

Violent crime rate in 2014
Chico:

223.6
U.S. Average:

211.1

Violent crime rate in 2013
Chico:

196.1
U.S. Average:

214.2

Violent crime rate in 2012
Chico:

190.0
U.S. Average:

187.4

Violent crime rate in 2011
Chico:

170.3
U.S. Average:

187.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Chico:

171.1
U.S. Average:

195.7

Violent crime rate in 2009
Chico:

213.0
U.S. Average:

208.9

Violent crime rate in 2008
Chico:

202.8
U.S. Average:

222.5

Violent crime rate in 2007
Chico:

212.1
U.S. Average:

229.1

Violent crime rate in 2006
Chico:

195.9
U.S. Average:

232.6

Violent crime rate in 2005
Chico:

144.7
U.S. Average:

227.0

Property crime rate in 2022
Chico:

141.7
U.S. Average:

166.5

Property crime rate in 2020
Chico:

165.3
U.S. Average:

169.6

Property crime rate in 2019
Chico:

207.9
U.S. Average:

179.7

Property crime rate in 2018
Chico:

212.9
U.S. Average:

190.2

Property crime rate in 2017
Chico:

328.8
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Chico:

312.6
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Chico:

353.6
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Chico:

302.2
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Chico:

294.8
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Chico:

294.7
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Chico:

238.4
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Chico:

285.4
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Chico:

296.4
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Chico:

350.5
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Chico:

243.0
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Chico:

270.1
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Chico:

285.8
U.S. Average:

322.3
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 2021, including police officers: 140 (95 officers - 87 male; 8 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

0.91
California average:

2.30

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2020, including police officers: 144 (94 officers - 86 male; 8 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

0.89
California average:

2.36

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 146 (95 officers - 87 male; 8 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

0.99
California average:

2.35

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 141 (91 officers - 86 male; 5 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

0.97
California average:

2.34

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 138 (89 officers - 84 male; 5 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

0.96
California average:

2.32

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 137 (86 officers - 81 male; 5 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

0.94
California average:

2.32

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 135 (88 officers - 84 male; 4 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

0.98
California average:

1.98

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 123 (76 officers - 72 male; 4 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

0.86
California average:

2.00

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 135 (83 officers - 78 male; 5 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

0.94
California average:

2.34

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 145 (90 officers - 83 male; 7 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.03
California average:

2.36

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 149 (95 officers - 88 male; 7 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.09
California average:

2.09

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 146 (97 officers - 90 male; 7 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.13
California average:

2.46

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 150 (95 officers - 88 male; 7 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.12
California average:

2.52

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 139 (90 officers - 83 male; 7 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.07
California average:

2.55

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 148 (97 officers - 90 male; 7 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.31
California average:

2.48

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 157 (102 officers - 95 male; 7 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.42
California average:

2.38

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 140 (88 officers - 81 male; 7 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.25
California average:

2.34

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 136 (84 officers - 76 male; 8 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.23
California average:

2.36

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 138 (85 officers - 77 male; 8 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.28
California average:

2.42

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

Zip codes: 95926, 95973.