Berkeley, CA Crime Statistics For 2021

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2020-12-30
6,874
Total Crimes
5,598.3
Total Crimes / 100k People
126.04%
Above National Average
444 out of 461
In California
9,444 out of 9,891
In America

What is the crime rate in Berkeley, CA?

According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in Berkeley is 5,598.3 per 100,000 people. That's 126.04% higher than the national rate of 2,476.7 per 100,000 people and 101.93% higher than the California total crime rate of 2,772.4 per 100,000 people.

Note: Because the rates of crime are so low in America, we use "per 100,000 people" to make the number a bit easier to compare across locations visually. It's mathematically the same as doing per capita comparisons and isn't conveying that there are 100,000+ people in a location.

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Berkeley SnackAbility

8.5
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8/10
Housing
10
Affordability
4
Diversity
9.5
Safety
3
Amenities
10
Education
9.5
Commute
5

How Does Berkeley Crime Compare To The Rest Of The Country?

Statistic Count
Raw
Berkeley
/ 100k People
California
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 6,874 5,598.3 2,772.4 2,476.7
Murder 0 0.0 4.3 5.0
Robbery 369 300.5 132.4 81.6
Aggravated Assault 175 142.5 267.1 250.2
Violent Crime 618 503.3 441.2 366.7
Burglary 771 627.9 386.1 340.5
Larceny 4,993 4,066.4 1,586.3 1,549.5
Car Theft 492 400.7 358.8 219.9
Property Crime 6,256 5,095.0 2,331.2 2,109.9

Violent Crime Rates In Berkeley

618.0
Violent Crimes
503.3
Violent Crimes / 100k People
37.25%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 198.7 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in Berkeley each year. That compares to a 1 in 226.7 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in Berkeley is 503.3 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 37.25% higher than the national rate of 366.7 per 100,000 people.
  • 14.07% higher than the California violent crime rate of 441.2 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In Berkeley

6,256.0
Property Crimes
5,095.0
Property Crimes / 100k People
141.48%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 19.6 chance of being the victim of a property crime in Berkeley each year. That compares to a 1 in 47.4 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in Berkeley is 5,095.0 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 141.48% higher than the national rate of 2,109.9 per 100,000 people.
  • And 118.55% higher than the California property crime rate of 2,331.2 per 100,000 people.

Berkeley Crime Compared To California Average

Each category of crime indexed to the worst per capita in California.
Data Source -- FBI UCR 2018.

Crime In Cities Around Berkeley

City Population Count
Raw
Total Crime
/ 100k People
Property Crime
/ 100k People
Violent Crime
/ 100k People
Richmond, CA 110,988 5,222 4,705.0 3,773.4 931.6
Mountain View, CA 84,599 2,628 3,106.4 2,911.4 195.0
South San Francisco, CA 68,251 1,650 2,417.5 2,174.3 243.2
San Bruno, CA 43,297 1,277 2,949.4 2,630.7 318.7
San Pablo, CA 31,336 1,203 3,839.0 3,219.9 619.1
El Cerrito, CA 25,857 1,452 5,615.5 5,027.7 587.8
Albany, CA 20,083 725 3,610.0 3,410.8 199.2
Orinda, CA 20,071 212 1,056.3 971.6 84.7
Emeryville, CA 12,380 2,789 22,528.3 21,187.4 1,340.9
Piedmont, CA 11,307 241 2,131.4 2,007.6 123.8
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