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


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

Crime rate in Novato, CA

The 2018 crime rate in Novato, CA is 119 (City-Data.com crime index), which is 2.3 times smaller than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 45.2% U.S. cities. The 2018 Novato crime rate fell by 5% compared to 2017. The number of homicides stood at 1. In the last 5 years Novato has seen increasing violent crime and decline of property crime.
See how dangerous Novato, CA is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Novato:

118.8
Fairfax:

96.7
San Anselmo:

92.3
San Rafael:

296.6
Ross:

79.2
Petaluma:

169.0
Mill Valley:

87.1
Sonoma:

172.5
San Pablo:

351.0
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Novato by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
1
(2.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(1.9)
1
(1.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(1.8)
2
(3.6)
0
(0.0)
1
(1.8)
1
(1.8)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
13
(26.2)
14
(27.6)
15
(28.8)
9
(17.1)
12
(22.5)
3
(5.6)
10
(19.0)
5
(9.4)
5
(9.3)
7
(12.8)
9
(16.1)
9
(16.0)
5
(8.8)
10
(17.7)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
22
(44.4)
39
(76.8)
38
(73.0)
22
(41.8)
21
(39.3)
29
(53.7)
24
(45.7)
26
(49.1)
30
(55.8)
16
(29.2)
27
(48.4)
15
(26.7)
26
(45.9)
19
(33.6)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
52
(104.9)
86
(169.3)
104
(199.7)
87
(165.2)
69
(129.3)
67
(124.1)
74
(140.9)
65
(122.8)
72
(134.0)
56
(102.3)
65
(116.5)
56
(99.5)
60
(105.8)
67
(118.4)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
334
(673.9)
319
(628.1)
219
(420.6)
244
(463.3)
197
(369.1)
204
(377.7)
215
(409.4)
241
(455.2)
215
(400.1)
182
(332.4)
219
(392.6)
186
(330.6)
145
(255.7)
118
(208.6)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
754
(1,521)
641
(1,262)
825
(1,584)
596
(1,132)
780
(1,461)
722
(1,337)
707
(1,346)
624
(1,179)
496
(923.0)
468
(854.7)
676
(1,212)
716
(1,273)
689
(1,215)
564
(996.9)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
145
(292.5)
177
(348.5)
148
(284.2)
106
(201.3)
111
(208.0)
109
(201.8)
70
(133.3)
91
(171.9)
125
(232.6)
120
(219.2)
137
(245.6)
136
(241.7)
93
(164.0)
91
(160.8)
Arson
(per 100,000)
18
(36.3)
19
(37.4)
N/A11
(20.9)
13
(24.4)
11
(20.4)
10
(19.0)
13
(24.6)
20
(37.2)
31
(56.6)
18
(32.3)
8
(14.2)
2
(3.5)
8
(14.1)
City-Data.com crime index190.7201.3200.5156.8160.3141.4150.3139.6134.5118.1153.5134.1125.1118.8

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.



According to our research of California and other state lists, there were 22 registered sex offenders living in Novato, California as of December 02, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Novato is 2,503 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is much lower than the state average.



Violent crime rate in 2018
Novato:

97.2
U.S. Average:

207.3

Violent crime rate in 2017
Novato:

88.2
U.S. Average:

215.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Novato:

79.1
U.S. Average:

216.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Novato:

105.8
U.S. Average:

208.5

Violent crime rate in 2014
Novato:

82.2
U.S. Average:

200.7

Violent crime rate in 2013
Novato:

104.2
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
Novato:

95.4
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2011
Novato:

112.4
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Novato:

94.4
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
Novato:

110.5
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
Novato:

124.4
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2007
Novato:

165.2
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2006
Novato:

150.6
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2005
Novato:

104.9
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
Novato:

74.1
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
Novato:

70.8
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
Novato:

80.8
U.S. Average:

272.2

Property crime rate in 2018
Novato:

115.7
U.S. Average:

189.3

Property crime rate in 2017
Novato:

136.5
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Novato:

166.0
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Novato:

176.0
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Novato:

142.1
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Novato:

161.1
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Novato:

175.8
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Novato:

169.2
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Novato:

172.7
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Novato:

178.1
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Novato:

179.4
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Novato:

206.0
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Novato:

241.0
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Novato:

254.7
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
Novato:

229.1
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
Novato:

217.4
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
Novato:

221.6
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: 84 (59 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.04
California average:

1.99

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 80 (54 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

0.95
California average:

1.98

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 80 (56 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.00
California average:

2.00

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 81 (57 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.02
California average:

2.00

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 77 (52 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

0.95
California average:

2.01

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 76 (59 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.10
California average:

2.02

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 72 (56 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.06
California average:

2.04

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 69 (54 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.03
California average:

2.09

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 71 (55 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.02
California average:

2.19

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 77 (58 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.09
California average:

2.24

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 78 (55 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.04
California average:

2.27

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 79 (57 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.09
California average:

2.21

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 72 (55 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.15
California average:

2.38

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 72 (52 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.09
California average:

2.34

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 77 (56 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.18
California average:

2.36

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 79 (58 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.22
California average:

2.42

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

Zip codes: 94947, 94949.