Monterey, CA Crime Statistics For 2021

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2020-12-30
1,053
Total Crimes
3,716.0
Total Crimes / 100k People
50.04%
Above National Average
401 out of 461
In California
8,530 out of 9,891
In America

What is the crime rate in Monterey, CA?

According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in Monterey is 3,716.0 per 100,000 people. That's 50.04% higher than the national rate of 2,476.7 per 100,000 people and 34.03% 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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Monterey SnackAbility

8.5
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8.5/10
Housing
10
Affordability
3
Diversity
8.5
Safety
5
Amenities
9
Education
9
Commute
9

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

Statistic Count
Raw
Monterey
/ 100k People
California
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 1,053 3,716.0 2,772.4 2,476.7
Murder 0 0.0 4.3 5.0
Robbery 23 81.2 132.4 81.6
Aggravated Assault 44 155.3 267.1 250.2
Violent Crime 78 275.3 441.2 366.7
Burglary 127 448.2 386.1 340.5
Larceny 774 2,731.4 1,586.3 1,549.5
Car Theft 74 261.1 358.8 219.9
Property Crime 975 3,440.7 2,331.2 2,109.9

Violent Crime Rates In Monterey

78.0
Violent Crimes
275.3
Violent Crimes / 100k People
-24.94%
Below National Average
  • You have a 1 in 363.3 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in Monterey each year. That compares to a 1 in 226.7 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in Monterey is 275.3 per 100,000 people.
  • That's -24.94% lower than the national rate of 366.7 per 100,000 people.
  • -37.61% lower than the California violent crime rate of 441.2 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In Monterey

975.0
Property Crimes
3,440.7
Property Crimes / 100k People
63.08%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 29.1 chance of being the victim of a property crime in Monterey each year. That compares to a 1 in 47.4 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in Monterey is 3,440.7 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 63.08% higher than the national rate of 2,109.9 per 100,000 people.
  • And 47.59% higher than the California property crime rate of 2,331.2 per 100,000 people.

Monterey 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 Monterey

City Population Count
Raw
Total Crime
/ 100k People
Property Crime
/ 100k People
Violent Crime
/ 100k People
Salinas, CA 156,943 4,314 2,748.8 2,250.5 498.3
Seaside, CA 34,036 517 1,519.0 1,289.8 229.2
Marina, CA 22,911 404 1,763.3 1,575.7 187.7
Pacific Grove, CA 15,605 183 1,172.7 1,083.0 89.7
Del Rey Oaks, CA 1,674 46 2,747.9 2,329.7 418.2
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