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


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

Crime rate in Fresno, CA

The 2018 crime rate in Fresno, CA was 326 (City-Data.com crime index), which was comparable to the U.S. average. It was higher than in 85.8% of U.S. cities. The 2018 Fresno crime rate fell by 12% compared to 2017. The number of homicides stood at 32 - a decrease of 24 compared to 2017. In the last 5 years Fresno has seen an increase in violent crime and a decrease in property crime.
See how dangerous Fresno, CA is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Fresno:

326.4
Clovis:

171.2
Fowler:

178.1
Sanger:

197.9
Kerman:

249.7
Selma:

443.0
Parlier:

361.8
Madera:

289.5
Kingsburg:

247.6
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Fresno by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
49
(10.6)
52
(11.2)
52
(11.0)
40
(8.4)
42
(8.7)
45
(9.3)
35
(7.0)
51
(10.1)
40
(7.9)
47
(9.2)
39
(7.5)
39
(7.4)
56
(10.6)
32
(6.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
149
(32.3)
133
(28.6)
99
(21.0)
80
(16.8)
86
(17.9)
70
(14.4)
51
(10.2)
54
(10.7)
53
(10.4)
53
(10.3)
167
(32.1)
158
(30.1)
174
(33.1)
170
(32.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
1,275
(276.7)
1,282
(275.5)
1,104
(233.8)
984
(206.8)
1,085
(225.4)
1,021
(210.6)
1,020
(203.8)
1,015
(200.6)
903
(177.4)
781
(152.2)
1,012
(194.3)
1,122
(213.8)
958
(182.0)
909
(170.9)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
2,424
(526.1)
2,057
(442.1)
1,788
(378.7)
1,678
(352.7)
1,720
(357.3)
1,898
(391.6)
1,809
(361.5)
1,628
(321.7)
1,556
(305.8)
1,501
(292.5)
1,653
(317.4)
1,887
(359.6)
1,786
(339.3)
1,842
(346.4)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
4,170
(905.0)
4,366
(938.4)
3,897
(825.3)
4,173
(877.2)
4,423
(918.8)
5,262
(1,086)
5,713
(1,142)
5,902
(1,166)
5,223
(1,026)
4,721
(919.9)
4,429
(850.4)
3,697
(704.5)
3,649
(693.2)
2,949
(554.5)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
16,088
(3,492)
14,097
(3,030)
13,049
(2,764)
14,106
(2,965)
13,359
(2,775)
14,645
(3,021)
14,928
(2,983)
15,534
(3,070)
13,304
(2,614)
13,277
(2,587)
14,184
(2,723)
13,542
(2,580)
13,782
(2,618)
12,473
(2,345)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
5,288
(1,148)
4,944
(1,063)
4,023
(852.0)
3,777
(793.9)
3,248
(674.7)
4,553
(939.3)
4,780
(955.1)
4,301
(850.0)
4,057
(797.2)
3,103
(604.7)
2,993
(574.7)
3,284
(625.8)
2,789
(529.9)
2,365
(444.7)
Arson
(per 100,000)
248
(53.8)
260
(55.9)
222
(47.0)
224
(47.1)
155
(32.2)
147
(30.3)
136
(27.2)
134
(26.5)
184
(36.2)
259
(50.5)
255
(49.0)
260
(49.5)
217
(41.2)
264
(49.6)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)530.2488.2421.2406.4400.1443.6431.2425.7378.6347.0376.8377.6365.8326.4

The City-Data.com crime rate weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. 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 1,376 registered sex offenders living in Fresno, California as of January 18, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Fresno is 379 to 1.


When are crimes committed in Fresno, CA?

Violent crime rate in 2018
Fresno:

302.6
U.S. Average:

207.3

Violent crime rate in 2017
Fresno:

315.0
U.S. Average:

215.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Fresno:

331.7
U.S. Average:

216.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Fresno:

302.9
U.S. Average:

208.5

Violent crime rate in 2014
Fresno:

251.0
U.S. Average:

200.7

Violent crime rate in 2013
Fresno:

267.7
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
Fresno:

292.0
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2011
Fresno:

306.8
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Fresno:

334.1
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
Fresno:

326.7
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
Fresno:

313.4
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2007
Fresno:

349.2
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2006
Fresno:

409.8
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2005
Fresno:

455.0
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
Fresno:

360.6
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
Fresno:

360.7
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
Fresno:

393.5
U.S. Average:

272.2

Property crime rate in 2018
Fresno:

294.9
U.S. Average:

189.3

Property crime rate in 2017
Fresno:

349.0
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Fresno:

363.8
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Fresno:

392.4
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Fresno:

404.0
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Fresno:

455.6
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Fresno:

514.3
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Fresno:

520.7
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Fresno:

509.1
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Fresno:

423.7
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Fresno:

442.8
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Fresno:

431.1
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Fresno:

498.6
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Fresno:

527.7
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
Fresno:

459.1
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
Fresno:

480.0
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
Fresno:

560.8
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 2018, including police officers: 1,063 (811 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.52
California average:

1.99

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 1,059 (786 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.49
California average:

1.98

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 1,013 (748 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.43
California average:

2.00

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 959 (702 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.35
California average:

2.00

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 947 (708 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.38
California average:

2.01

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 900 (701 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.38
California average:

2.02

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 934 (736 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.45
California average:

2.04

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 952 (751 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.50
California average:

2.09

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 1,007 (793 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.64
California average:

2.19

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 1,217 (827 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.72
California average:

2.24

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 1,267 (824 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.73
California average:

2.27

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 1,254 (817 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.73
California average:

2.21

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 1,217 (798 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.87
California average:

2.38

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 1,177 (798 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.87
California average:

2.34

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 1,140 (769 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.80
California average:

2.36

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 1,069 (707 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.65
California average:

2.42

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

Zip codes: 93650, 93701, 93702, 93703, 93704, 93705, 93710, 93711, 93721, 93722, 93726, 93728, 93730.