Martinez Crime Rates

If the Martinez, California, local crime statistics are any indication, bails bonds services in this area show no sign of slowing.

It could be said that there is no replacement for first hand experience to tell how you good or bad an area is. However, reviewing local crime statistics can give you insight into crimes that go unnoticed by the general public because they occur when no one is looking – the most opportune time. That way, you can make a more informed decision about where to work, live, or travel.

Crime Stats

The crime data at Neighborhood Scout comes from the FBI and local law enforcement agencies. It compares seven local violent and non-violent crimes against the same across the city of California and the national average. Population data used in the report originates with the Census bureau.

While violent crime in Martinez is significantly lower than the rest of the state at 2.05 per 1,000 residents versus the state’s 3.96 per thousand, property crime is slightly higher than the statewide average, coming in at 27.79 property crimes per thousand residents, against the state’s 24.41 per thousand. This meas that residents and property owners in Martinez are a little more likely to experience theft or criminal damage than elsewhere in California. In fact, your chances of becoming a victim of property crime, such as theft, motor vehicle theft, and burglary while in Martinez are an alarming 1 in 36. Such a statistic could discourage tourism and new residents.

When we compare non-violent crime rates by type against the same in communities all across America it becomes apparent that the Martinez, California, car theft rate stands out as problematic, to say the least. Here, your chances of walking out and finding your car has been stolen is over 6 per 1,000 residents. The national average is only 2.16. We can clearly conclude from this statistic that Martinez needs to start cracking down on car theft. Car owners should take ever precaution to protect their cars from theft before they, too, become a statistic.

On the other hand, it may be encouraging to consider the fact that your chances of becoming a victim of violent crime such as assault, armed robbery and the occasional rape or murder in Martinez are significantly less likely than in the rest of the state. Your odds for becoming a violet crime victim in Martinez are 1 in 488 versus the statewide figure of 1 in 252. Assault and armed robbery lead in the violent crimes reports category at 37 and 31, respectively. Thankfully, the more heinous crimes of rape and murder are much rarer here, with 7 reports of rape and two murders in the reporting period.

Looking at crimes per square mile we see that both the local Martinez crime rate and the California crime rate tower high above the national average, at 85 and 82 crimes per square mile, respectively. Given the lower national mean of 32.8 crimes per square mile we can conclude that that crime is more concentrated in California than in other states in the nation. This is likely due to the high concentration of people in California.

Surrounding Areas

Listing our Martinez, California, neighborhoods from the safest to least safest we find the Pleasant Hill Road East / Vine Hill Way comes in at number one followed by Arnold Dr / Morello Ave in second place and Alhambra Ave / Blue Ridge Dr in third place.
Mococo takes fourth place followed by Maltby in fifth place. Center Ave / Rolling Hill Way comes in sixth place, then Mountain View is in seventh, City Center is in eighth place. Alhambra Ave / Marina Vista Ave is in ninth place, leaving Ozol trailing in at tenth place.

Overall, Martinez, California, is safer than only 21% of cities in the nation, leaving much room for improvement, particularly in the area of non-violent property crime and car theft.
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