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


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

Crime rate in Salinas, CA

The 2018 crime rate in Salinas, CA is 360 (City-Data.com crime index), which is 1.3 times higher than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 89.1% U.S. cities. The 2018 Salinas crime rate fell by 6% compared to 2017. The number of homicides stood at 19 - a decrease of 9 compared to 2017. In the last 5 years Salinas has seen rise of violent crime and decreasing property crime.
See how dangerous Salinas, CA is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Salinas:

359.8
Marina:

136.6
Seaside:

146.8
Sand City:

1,736.7
Del Rey Oaks:

204.0
Monterey:

319.2
Pacific Grove:

156.1
Gonzales:

91.7
Carmel:

172.4
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Salinas by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
7
(4.7)
7
(4.7)
14
(9.6)
25
(17.4)
29
(20.2)
19
(13.2)
15
(9.9)
21
(13.6)
24
(15.4)
15
(9.6)
40
(25.3)
35
(22.1)
28
(17.7)
19
(12.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
43
(28.8)
45
(30.5)
51
(35.1)
38
(26.5)
47
(32.7)
23
(15.9)
34
(22.3)
41
(26.6)
36
(23.1)
32
(20.4)
76
(48.0)
86
(54.2)
71
(44.8)
100
(63.1)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
335
(224.6)
383
(259.2)
378
(260.2)
337
(234.8)
379
(263.8)
365
(253.0)
374
(245.7)
488
(316.0)
451
(289.6)
449
(286.2)
369
(233.3)
325
(204.8)
358
(226.1)
321
(202.4)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
645
(432.4)
683
(462.3)
711
(489.5)
650
(452.9)
678
(471.9)
755
(523.4)
692
(454.6)
477
(308.9)
490
(314.6)
501
(319.3)
613
(387.5)
559
(352.2)
564
(356.3)
541
(341.1)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
935
(626.8)
907
(613.9)
1,205
(829.6)
1,415
(985.9)
1,382
(962.0)
1,358
(941.5)
1,140
(749.0)
1,218
(788.8)
1,148
(737.1)
1,281
(816.4)
679
(429.2)
695
(437.9)
964
(608.9)
897
(565.6)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
4,339
(2,909)
3,718
(2,516)
3,332
(2,294)
2,646
(1,844)
2,463
(1,714)
2,437
(1,690)
2,189
(1,438)
2,606
(1,688)
2,720
(1,746)
2,330
(1,485)
1,534
(969.8)
2,484
(1,565)
2,589
(1,635)
2,180
(1,375)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
1,504
(1,008)
1,398
(946.2)
2,341
(1,612)
1,238
(862.6)
1,121
(780.3)
853
(591.4)
1,163
(764.1)
1,082
(700.7)
1,488
(955.4)
1,616
(1,030)
1,932
(1,221)
1,563
(984.7)
1,242
(784.5)
1,227
(773.7)
Arson
(per 100,000)
35
(23.5)
29
(19.6)
37
(25.5)
40
(27.9)
46
(32.0)
23
(15.9)
22
(14.5)
29
(18.8)
36
(23.1)
36
(22.9)
19
(12.0)
11
(6.9)
24
(15.2)
31
(19.5)
City-Data.com crime index427.2423.4502.1428.8438.4400.5373.3383.8397.0384.1403.0391.3381.1359.8

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.
- means the value is much bigger than the state average.



According to our research of California and other state lists, there were 308 registered sex offenders living in Salinas, California as of August 08, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Salinas is 510 to 1.


When are crimes committed in Salinas, CA?

Violent crime rate in 2018
Salinas:

358.8
U.S. Average:

207.3

Violent crime rate in 2017
Salinas:

371.4
U.S. Average:

215.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Salinas:

376.7
U.S. Average:

216.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Salinas:

409.0
U.S. Average:

208.5

Violent crime rate in 2014
Salinas:

342.2
U.S. Average:

200.7

Violent crime rate in 2013
Salinas:

356.0
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
Salinas:

366.2
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2011
Salinas:

392.2
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Salinas:

430.5
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
Salinas:

441.0
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
Salinas:

405.2
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2007
Salinas:

429.3
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2006
Salinas:

400.7
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2005
Salinas:

366.7
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
Salinas:

397.5
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
Salinas:

389.0
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
Salinas:

357.2
U.S. Average:

272.2

Property crime rate in 2018
Salinas:

297.9
U.S. Average:

189.3

Property crime rate in 2017
Salinas:

321.2
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Salinas:

313.5
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Salinas:

317.5
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Salinas:

392.0
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Salinas:

378.1
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Salinas:

347.3
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Salinas:

336.3
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Salinas:

361.5
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Salinas:

395.2
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Salinas:

418.8
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Salinas:

522.4
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Salinas:

390.5
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Salinas:

422.0
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
Salinas:

360.4
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
Salinas:

377.6
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
Salinas:

279.0
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: 204 (151 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

0.95
California average:

1.99

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 211 (146 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

0.92
California average:

1.98

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 191 (134 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

0.84
California average:

2.00

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 175 (122 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

0.77
California average:

2.00

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 181 (135 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

0.86
California average:

2.01

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 187 (141 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

0.91
California average:

2.02

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 196 (147 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

0.95
California average:

2.04

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 195 (146 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

0.96
California average:

2.09

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 210 (157 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.09
California average:

2.19

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 222 (164 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.14
California average:

2.24

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 247 (177 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.23
California average:

2.27

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 231 (174 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.20
California average:

2.21

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 214 (161 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.07
California average:

2.38

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 217 (164 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.09
California average:

2.34

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 217 (167 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.11
California average:

2.36

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 202 (151 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.00
California average:

2.42

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

Zip codes: 93901, 93905.