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


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

Crime rate in El Centro, CA

The 2019 crime rate in El Centro, CA is 229 (City-Data.com crime index), which is about the average for the U.S. cities. It was higher than in 74.1% U.S. cities. The 2019 El Centro crime rate fell by 15% compared to 2018. The number of homicides stood at 3 - an increase of 2 compared to 2018. In the last 5 years El Centro has seen decline of violent crime and decreasing property crime.
See how dangerous El Centro, CA is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
El Centro:

229.1
Imperial:

22.3
Calexico:

181.0
Holtville:

102.6
Brawley:

230.4
Westmorland:

241.8
Calipatria:

53.4
San Luis:

86.0
Somerton:

154.3
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in El Centro by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
3
(7.3)
0
(0.0)
1
(2.5)
1
(2.4)
2
(4.6)
2
(4.6)
1
(2.3)
0
(0.0)
1
(2.3)
1
(2.3)
4
(9.0)
1
(2.2)
3
(6.8)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
6
(15.0)
11
(26.9)
10
(25.1)
7
(17.4)
7
(16.9)
11
(25.5)
7
(16.0)
7
(16.2)
12
(27.6)
10
(22.7)
19
(43.0)
15
(33.7)
12
(26.9)
9
(20.3)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
59
(147.5)
31
(75.7)
52
(130.4)
36
(89.2)
45
(108.3)
36
(83.5)
40
(91.7)
54
(124.9)
59
(135.5)
56
(127.2)
55
(124.4)
45
(101.2)
29
(65.0)
41
(92.5)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
263
(657.6)
221
(539.6)
107
(268.4)
133
(329.7)
144
(346.7)
116
(269.1)
117
(268.1)
82
(189.6)
96
(220.5)
97
(220.3)
130
(294.0)
121
(272.2)
84
(188.3)
90
(203.1)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
721
(1,803)
710
(1,734)
509
(1,277)
570
(1,413)
672
(1,618)
695
(1,613)
734
(1,682)
416
(961.9)
406
(932.6)
493
(1,120)
506
(1,144)
409
(920.0)
439
(984.1)
228
(514.6)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
986
(2,465)
1,115
(2,722)
1,412
(3,542)
1,436
(3,560)
1,546
(3,722)
1,424
(3,304)
1,572
(3,602)
1,499
(3,466)
1,544
(3,547)
1,983
(4,503)
1,669
(3,775)
1,285
(2,890)
1,076
(2,412)
861
(1,943)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
266
(665.1)
247
(603.1)
309
(775.1)
251
(622.3)
190
(457.4)
165
(382.8)
171
(391.8)
124
(286.7)
145
(333.1)
191
(433.8)
139
(314.4)
126
(283.4)
110
(246.6)
95
(214.4)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
N/A7
(17.6)
9
(22.3)
13
(31.3)
15
(34.8)
9
(20.6)
3
(6.9)
8
(18.4)
11
(25.0)
10
(22.6)
11
(24.7)
8
(17.9)
7
(15.8)
City-Data.com crime index465.8445.2405.9402.7418.9384.3396.3321.9340.6398.1391.3332.5268.3229.1

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.




According to our research of California and other state lists, there were 51 registered sex offenders living in El Centro, California as of March 06, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in El Centro is 867 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


When are crimes committed in El Centro, CA?

Violent crime rate in 2019
El Centro:

181.7
U.S. Average:

205.8

Violent crime rate in 2018
El Centro:

158.0
U.S. Average:

208.2

Violent crime rate in 2017
El Centro:

238.4
U.S. Average:

215.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
El Centro:

256.7
U.S. Average:

216.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
El Centro:

201.0
U.S. Average:

208.5

Violent crime rate in 2014
El Centro:

205.6
U.S. Average:

200.7

Violent crime rate in 2013
El Centro:

178.0
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
El Centro:

205.1
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2011
El Centro:

211.1
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
El Centro:

249.2
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
El Centro:

231.8
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
El Centro:

224.5
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2007
El Centro:

349.1
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2006
El Centro:

417.6
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2005
El Centro:

474.0
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
El Centro:

400.9
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
El Centro:

389.2
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
El Centro:

384.7
U.S. Average:

272.2

Property crime rate in 2019
El Centro:

232.3
U.S. Average:

178.6

Property crime rate in 2018
El Centro:

354.4
U.S. Average:

190.2

Property crime rate in 2017
El Centro:

371.0
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
El Centro:

464.8
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
El Centro:

514.2
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
El Centro:

413.8
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
El Centro:

408.7
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
El Centro:

575.2
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
El Centro:

545.1
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
El Centro:

578.3
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
El Centro:

554.0
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
El Centro:

548.7
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
El Centro:

573.3
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
El Centro:

583.6
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
El Centro:

635.8
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
El Centro:

476.4
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
El Centro:

448.2
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
El Centro:

382.8
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: 68 (44 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

0.99
California average:

2.01

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 67 (43 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

0.96
California average:

1.99

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 66 (47 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.06
California average:

1.98

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 71 (48 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.09
California average:

2.00

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 73 (49 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.11
California average:

2.00

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 66 (45 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.03
California average:

2.01

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 69 (47 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.09
California average:

2.02

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 72 (50 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.15
California average:

2.04

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 68 (45 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.04
California average:

2.09

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 75 (52 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.25
California average:

2.19

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 78 (55 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.36
California average:

2.24

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 87 (58 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.45
California average:

2.27

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 72 (48 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.17
California average:

2.21

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 72 (48 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.27
California average:

2.38

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 70 (49 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.30
California average:

2.34

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 71 (49 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.30
California average:

2.36

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 67 (48 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.27
California average:

2.42

Full-time Law Enforcement Employees in El Centro, CA
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Officers
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Civilians

Zip codes: 92243, 92251.