Downey, CA Crime Statistics For 2022

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2022-04-07
2,454
Total Crimes
2,209.7
Total Crimes / 100k People
-5.81%
Below National Average
240 out of 461
In California
6,136 out of 8,904
In America

What is the crime rate in Downey, CA?

According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in Downey is 2,209.7 per 100,000 people. That's -5.81% lower than the national rate of 2,346.0 per 100,000 people and -14.38% lower than the California total crime rate of 2,581.0 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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Downey SnackAbility

8
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8/10
Housing
9.5
Affordability
4
Diversity
8
Safety
6
Amenities
10
Education
6
Commute
4

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

Statistic Count
Raw
Downey
/ 100k People
California
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 2,454 2,209.7 2,581.0 2,346.0
Murder 2 1.8 5.6 6.5
Robbery 107 96.3 113.6 73.9
Aggravated Assault 169 152.2 288.7 279.7
Violent Crime 301 271.0 442.0 387.8
Burglary 244 219.7 369.7 314.2
Larceny 1,215 1,094.1 1,341.7 1,398.0
Car Theft 694 624.9 427.6 246.0
Property Crime 2,153 1,938.7 2,138.9 1,958.2

Violent Crime Rates In Downey

301
Violent Crimes
271.0
Violent Crimes / 100k People
-30.11%
Below National Average
  • You have a 1 in 369.0 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in Downey each year. That compares to a 1 in 226.2 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in Downey is 271.0 per 100,000 people.
  • That's -30.11% lower than the national rate of 387.8 per 100,000 people.
  • -38.69% lower than the California violent crime rate of 442.0 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In Downey

2,153
Property Crimes
1,938.7
Property Crimes / 100k People
-1.00%
Below National Average
  • You have a 1 in 51.6 chance of being the victim of a property crime in Downey each year. That compares to a 1 in 51.1 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in Downey is 1,938.7 per 100,000 people.
  • That's -1.00% lower than the national rate of 1,958.2 per 100,000 people.
  • And -9.36% lower than the California property crime rate of 2,138.9 per 100,000 people.

Downey 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 Downey

City Population Count
Raw
Total Crime
/ 100k People
Property Crime
/ 100k People
Violent Crime
/ 100k People
Norwalk, CA 103,774 2,208 2,127.7 1,706.6 421.1
South Gate, CA 93,336 3,583 3,838.8 3,156.3 682.5
Lakewood, CA 79,222 1,943 2,452.6 2,154.7 297.9
Bellflower, CA 76,415 2,147 2,809.7 2,354.2 455.4
Lynwood, CA 69,921 1,952 2,791.7 2,161.0 630.7
Paramount, CA 53,939 1,572 2,914.4 2,426.8 487.6
Cypress, CA 49,124 787 1,602.1 1,479.9 122.1
La Mirada, CA 48,144 790 1,640.9 1,449.8 191.1
Bell Gardens, CA 42,008 768 1,828.2 1,471.1 357.1
Bell, CA 35,526 684 1,925.4 1,413.0 512.3
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