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


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

Crime rate in Modesto, CA

The 2018 crime rate in Modesto, CA was 419 (City-Data.com crime index), which was 1.5 times greater than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 92.1% of U.S. cities. The 2018 Modesto crime rate fell by 12% compared to 2017. The number of homicides stood at 16 - a decrease of 4 compared to 2017. In the last 5 years Modesto has seen an increase in violent crime and a decrease in property crime.
See how dangerous Modesto, CA is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Modesto:

419.3
Ceres:

292.9
Riverbank:

112.4
Hughson:

79.6
Ripon:

92.4
Escalon:

155.4
Oakdale:

191.9
Waterford:

125.6
Turlock:

328.9
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Modesto by year

Type

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
19
(9.1)
8
(3.8)
11
(5.3)
11
(5.3)
18
(8.7)
21
(10.3)
10
(4.9)
14
(6.9)
20
(9.8)
14
(6.9)
11
(5.3)
25
(11.9)
13
(6.1)
20
(9.4)
16
(7.4)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
67
(32.0)
65
(31.2)
73
(34.9)
65
(31.2)
65
(31.6)
55
(26.9)
62
(30.4)
67
(32.9)
59
(28.8)
72
(35.3)
81
(39.4)
85
(40.3)
103
(48.4)
110
(51.5)
105
(48.7)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
395
(188.8)
388
(186.4)
462
(221.2)
452
(217.2)
429
(208.5)
369
(180.5)
427
(209.4)
425
(208.8)
450
(219.9)
450
(220.3)
385
(187.1)
488
(231.5)
481
(225.9)
519
(242.9)
420
(194.6)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
810
(387.1)
855
(410.8)
872
(417.5)
962
(462.4)
927
(450.5)
974
(476.3)
899
(440.9)
907
(445.6)
1,061
(518.5)
1,168
(571.8)
1,301
(632.1)
1,427
(677.0)
1,507
(707.9)
1,425
(666.9)
1,363
(631.5)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
1,857
(887.4)
1,742
(836.9)
1,762
(843.6)
2,216
(1,065)
2,393
(1,163)
2,291
(1,120)
2,171
(1,065)
2,121
(1,042)
2,571
(1,256)
2,251
(1,102)
1,754
(852.2)
1,639
(777.5)
1,421
(667.5)
1,188
(556.0)
1,109
(513.8)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
9,623
(4,599)
8,290
(3,983)
8,018
(3,839)
7,850
(3,773)
7,014
(3,409)
6,637
(3,246)
5,786
(2,838)
5,410
(2,658)
6,906
(3,375)
6,349
(3,108)
6,164
(2,995)
6,749
(3,202)
6,350
(2,983)
5,865
(2,745)
5,420
(2,511)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
2,892
(1,382)
3,014
(1,448)
2,024
(969.0)
1,964
(943.9)
1,467
(713.0)
1,341
(655.8)
1,426
(699.4)
1,363
(669.7)
1,799
(879.1)
1,389
(680.0)
1,195
(580.6)
1,735
(823.1)
1,553
(729.5)
1,412
(660.8)
1,198
(555.1)
Arson
(per 100,000)
100
(47.8)
95
(45.6)
110
(52.7)
129
(62.0)
74
(36.0)
97
(47.4)
56
(27.5)
56
(27.5)
54
(26.4)
62
(30.4)
59
(28.7)
66
(31.3)
65
(30.5)
63
(29.5)
62
(28.7)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)556.5504.5478.5494.2470.2452.2429.1424.7505.6478.3450.6509.2484.7467.7419.3

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 558 registered sex offenders living in Modesto, California as of December 12, 2019.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Modesto is 380 to 1.


When are crimes committed in Modesto, CA?

Violent crime rate in 2018
Modesto:

476.6
U.S. Average:

207.3

Violent crime rate in 2017
Modesto:

525.1
U.S. Average:

215.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Modesto:

527.5
U.S. Average:

216.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Modesto:

518.3
U.S. Average:

208.5

Violent crime rate in 2014
Modesto:

459.6
U.S. Average:

200.7

Violent crime rate in 2013
Modesto:

445.0
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
Modesto:

417.6
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2011
Modesto:

373.9
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Modesto:

365.4
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
Modesto:

375.8
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
Modesto:

378.6
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2007
Modesto:

381.6
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2006
Modesto:

364.8
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2005
Modesto:

337.5
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
Modesto:

352.0
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
Modesto:

388.0
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
Modesto:

292.2
U.S. Average:

272.2

Property crime rate in 2018
Modesto:

311.6
U.S. Average:

189.3

Property crime rate in 2017
Modesto:

347.6
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Modesto:

392.1
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Modesto:

439.1
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Modesto:

407.3
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Modesto:

477.8
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Modesto:

551.9
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Modesto:

441.8
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Modesto:

459.8
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Modesto:

484.8
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Modesto:

510.0
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Modesto:

543.2
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Modesto:

506.0
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Modesto:

583.7
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
Modesto:

640.1
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
Modesto:

572.5
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
Modesto:

555.0
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: 301 (217 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.01
California average:

1.99

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 311 (213 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.00
California average:

1.98

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 300 (214 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.01
California average:

2.00

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 295 (216 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.02
California average:

2.00

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 280 (207 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.01
California average:

2.01

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 292 (217 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.06
California average:

2.02

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 291 (216 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.06
California average:

2.04

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 297 (217 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.07
California average:

2.09

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 319 (236 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.16
California average:

2.19

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 339 (245 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.20
California average:

2.24

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 362 (261 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.27
California average:

2.27

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 375 (271 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.30
California average:

2.21

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 376 (266 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.41
California average:

2.38

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 368 (260 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.38
California average:

2.34

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 371 (262 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.39
California average:

2.36

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 351 (247 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.31
California average:

2.42

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

Zip codes: 95350, 95355, 95368.