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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 2020 crime rate in Modesto, CA is 332 (City-Data.com crime index), which is 1.3 times greater than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 90.6% U.S. cities. The 2020 Modesto crime rate fell by 14% compared to 2019. The number of homicides stood at 16 - an increase of 3 compared to 2019. In the last 5 years Modesto has seen decreasing violent crime and decreasing property crime.
See how dangerous Modesto, CA is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Modesto:

332.4
Ceres:

222.4
Riverbank:

84.6
Hughson:

41.6
Ripon:

81.3
Escalon:

184.9
Oakdale:

158.0
Waterford:

107.1
Turlock:

301.2
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Modesto by year

Type

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

Murders
(per 100,000)
11
(5.3)
18
(8.7)
21
(10.3)
10
(5.0)
14
(6.9)
20
(9.8)
14
(6.9)
11
(5.3)
25
(11.9)
13
(6.1)
20
(9.4)
16
(7.4)
13
(6.0)
16
(7.4)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
65
(31.2)
65
(31.6)
55
(26.9)
62
(30.8)
67
(32.9)
59
(28.8)
72
(35.3)
81
(39.4)
85
(40.3)
103
(48.4)
110
(51.5)
105
(48.7)
94
(43.4)
106
(48.9)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
452
(217.2)
429
(208.5)
369
(180.5)
427
(212.3)
425
(208.8)
450
(219.9)
450
(220.3)
385
(187.1)
488
(231.5)
481
(225.9)
519
(242.9)
420
(194.6)
399
(184.3)
281
(129.8)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
962
(462.4)
927
(450.5)
974
(476.3)
899
(446.9)
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)
1,252
(578.2)
1,200
(554.1)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
2,216
(1,065)
2,393
(1,163)
2,291
(1,120)
2,171
(1,079)
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)
1,149
(530.6)
706
(326.0)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
7,850
(3,773)
7,014
(3,409)
6,637
(3,246)
5,786
(2,876)
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)
4,849
(2,239)
3,533
(1,631)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
1,964
(943.9)
1,467
(713.0)
1,341
(655.8)
1,426
(708.9)
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)
1,185
(547.2)
1,101
(508.4)
Arson
(per 100,000)
129
(62.0)
74
(36.0)
97
(47.4)
56
(27.8)
56
(27.5)
54
(26.4)
62
(30.4)
59
(28.7)
66
(31.3)
65
(30.5)
63
(29.5)
62
(28.7)
95
(43.9)
141
(65.1)
City-Data.com crime index494.2470.2452.2435.0424.7505.6478.3450.6509.2484.7467.7419.3388.1332.4

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 254.8. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

- 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 620 registered sex offenders living in Modesto, California as of February 26, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Modesto is 342 to 1.


When are crimes committed in Modesto, CA?

Violent crime rate in 2020
Modesto:

405.7
U.S. Average:

228.3

Violent crime rate in 2019
Modesto:

436.6
U.S. Average:

219.8

Violent crime rate in 2018
Modesto:

476.6
U.S. Average:

221.2

Violent crime rate in 2017
Modesto:

525.1
U.S. Average:

226.3

Violent crime rate in 2016
Modesto:

527.5
U.S. Average:

227.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Modesto:

518.3
U.S. Average:

219.4

Violent crime rate in 2014
Modesto:

459.6
U.S. Average:

211.1

Violent crime rate in 2013
Modesto:

445.0
U.S. Average:

214.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
Modesto:

417.6
U.S. Average:

187.4

Violent crime rate in 2011
Modesto:

373.9
U.S. Average:

187.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Modesto:

370.3
U.S. Average:

195.6

Violent crime rate in 2009
Modesto:

375.8
U.S. Average:

208.9

Violent crime rate in 2008
Modesto:

378.6
U.S. Average:

222.5

Violent crime rate in 2007
Modesto:

381.6
U.S. Average:

229.1

Violent crime rate in 2006
Modesto:

364.8
U.S. Average:

232.6

Violent crime rate in 2005
Modesto:

304.9
U.S. Average:

227.1

Violent crime rate in 2004
Modesto:

305.4
U.S. Average:

223.6

Violent crime rate in 2003
Modesto:

336.7
U.S. Average:

230.3

Property crime rate in 2020
Modesto:

223.0
U.S. Average:

169.6

Property crime rate in 2019
Modesto:

300.2
U.S. Average:

179.7

Property crime rate in 2018
Modesto:

311.6
U.S. Average:

190.2

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:

466.0
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:

527.3
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
Modesto:

555.3
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
Modesto:

496.7
U.S. Average:

334.1
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: 275 (184 officers - 167 male; 17 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

0.85
California average:

2.30

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2020, including police officers: 302 (203 officers - 184 male; 19 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

0.94
California average:

2.02

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 309 (205 officers - 184 male; 21 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

0.95
California average:

2.01

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 301 (217 officers - 201 male; 16 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.01
California average:

2.01

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 311 (213 officers - 194 male; 19 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.00
California average:

2.32

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 300 (214 officers - 199 male; 15 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.01
California average:

2.32

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 295 (216 officers - 203 male; 13 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.02
California average:

1.98

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 280 (207 officers - 194 male; 13 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.01
California average:

2.00

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 292 (217 officers - 204 male; 13 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.06
California average:

2.34

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 291 (216 officers - 207 male; 9 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.06
California average:

2.36

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 297 (217 officers - 202 male; 15 female).
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 - 221 male; 15 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.17
California average:

2.46

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 339 (245 officers - 231 male; 14 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.20
California average:

2.52

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 362 (261 officers - 247 male; 14 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.27
California average:

2.56

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 375 (271 officers - 257 male; 14 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.30
California average:

2.48

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 376 (266 officers - 254 male; 12 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.27
California average:

2.38

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 368 (260 officers - 247 male; 13 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.25
California average:

2.34

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 371 (262 officers - 249 male; 13 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.25
California average:

2.36

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 351 (247 officers - 235 male; 12 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.20
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.