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


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

Crime rate in Downey, CA

The 2018 crime rate in Downey, CA is 222 (City-Data.com crime index), which is 1.2 times smaller than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 71.9% U.S. cities. The 2018 Downey crime rate fell by 13% compared to 2017. The number of homicides stood at 5 - an increase of 2 compared to 2017. In the last 5 years Downey has seen increasing violent crime and decline of property crime.
See how dangerous Downey, CA is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Downey:

221.9
Bell Gardens:

171.4
Paramount:

315.3
Bellflower:

249.2
Cudahy:

176.6
Norwalk:

225.9
Santa Fe Springs:

448.3
South Gate:

312.7
Bell:

224.4
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Downey by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
7
(6.3)
4
(3.6)
3
(2.7)
3
(2.8)
4
(3.7)
6
(5.6)
2
(1.8)
6
(5.3)
7
(6.2)
3
(2.6)
7
(6.1)
1
(0.9)
3
(2.6)
5
(4.4)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
30
(27.0)
21
(19.0)
17
(15.5)
24
(22.2)
18
(16.7)
17
(15.9)
23
(20.3)
20
(17.6)
12
(10.6)
15
(13.2)
23
(20.0)
22
(19.2)
23
(20.3)
14
(12.4)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
250
(225.1)
249
(224.9)
289
(263.6)
252
(232.9)
234
(217.5)
199
(186.0)
204
(180.4)
190
(167.2)
171
(151.0)
127
(111.8)
173
(150.8)
188
(163.9)
182
(160.3)
185
(163.3)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
161
(145.0)
177
(159.9)
207
(188.8)
172
(159.0)
188
(174.7)
172
(160.8)
161
(142.4)
165
(145.2)
136
(120.1)
136
(119.7)
132
(115.0)
162
(141.2)
174
(153.3)
163
(143.9)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
579
(521.4)
575
(519.4)
669
(610.2)
712
(658.1)
524
(487.0)
656
(613.1)
769
(680.0)
670
(589.6)
573
(506.1)
479
(421.7)
514
(447.9)
527
(459.4)
591
(520.7)
439
(387.5)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
1,851
(1,667)
1,897
(1,714)
2,175
(1,984)
2,038
(1,884)
2,105
(1,956)
2,372
(2,217)
2,054
(1,816)
1,908
(1,679)
1,873
(1,654)
1,626
(1,431)
1,586
(1,382)
2,078
(1,812)
1,866
(1,644)
1,570
(1,386)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
1,102
(992.3)
1,144
(1,033)
1,052
(959.5)
1,230
(1,137)
946
(879.2)
928
(867.4)
1,053
(931.1)
959
(844.0)
846
(747.2)
792
(697.2)
792
(690.2)
766
(667.8)
765
(673.9)
606
(535.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
28
(25.2)
4
(3.6)
13
(11.9)
8
(7.4)
0
(0.0)
4
(3.7)
4
(3.5)
4
(3.5)
9
(7.9)
14
(12.3)
17
(14.8)
16
(13.9)
9
(7.9)
15
(13.2)
City-Data.com crime index313.3309.4333.5337.4303.7312.9297.1279.8251.6215.9238.3252.6256.4221.9

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 274.0. 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 108 registered sex offenders living in Downey, California as of August 11, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Downey is 1,049 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


When are crimes committed in Downey, CA?

Violent crime rate in 2018
Downey:

174.8
U.S. Average:

207.3

Violent crime rate in 2017
Downey:

182.4
U.S. Average:

215.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Downey:

173.5
U.S. Average:

216.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Downey:

165.1
U.S. Average:

208.5

Violent crime rate in 2014
Downey:

134.2
U.S. Average:

200.7

Violent crime rate in 2013
Downey:

158.5
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
Downey:

184.4
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2011
Downey:

185.3
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Downey:

200.5
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
Downey:

220.3
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
Downey:

223.7
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2007
Downey:

247.2
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2006
Downey:

218.6
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2005
Downey:

224.7
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
Downey:

196.1
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
Downey:

232.2
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
Downey:

192.1
U.S. Average:

272.2

Property crime rate in 2018
Downey:

227.1
U.S. Average:

189.3

Property crime rate in 2017
Downey:

287.4
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Downey:

282.6
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Downey:

262.2
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Downey:

260.5
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Downey:

296.0
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Downey:

328.5
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Downey:

366.5
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Downey:

363.6
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Downey:

327.1
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Downey:

396.4
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Downey:

365.1
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Downey:

344.6
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Downey:

336.5
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
Downey:

320.2
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
Downey:

323.6
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
Downey:

294.7
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 2018, including police officers: 165 (116 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.02
California average:

1.99

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 154 (110 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

0.97
California average:

1.98

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 150 (106 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

0.92
California average:

2.00

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 147 (109 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

0.95
California average:

2.00

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 146 (108 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

0.95
California average:

2.01

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 148 (109 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

0.96
California average:

2.02

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 144 (107 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

0.94
California average:

2.04

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 164 (114 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.01
California average:

2.09

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 165 (118 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.10
California average:

2.19

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 169 (119 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.11
California average:

2.24

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 164 (107 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

0.99
California average:

2.27

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 156 (106 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

0.97
California average:

2.21

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 160 (110 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.02
California average:

2.38

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 149 (104 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

0.97
California average:

2.34

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 159 (111 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.03
California average:

2.36

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 157 (109 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.02
California average:

2.42

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

Zip codes: 90240, 90241, 90242, 90650, 90670.