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Crime Statistics of Sacramento, CA

The sixth largest city in California with about a half a million residents, Sacramento is the state capital and is located at the northern end of the Central Valley. A growing community, Sacramento naturally experiences its share of criminal activity during the course of any given year.

During the most recent year for which data is available, a total of 23,958 crimes were reported in Sacramento to law enforcement agencies. The actually number of crimes that did occur during this time period actually will be higher inasmuch as some crimes do go unreported to law enforcement. For example, crimes involving domestic violence and sexual assaults of different types continue to be under-reported. The overall crime rate averages out to about 50 crimes per 1,000 residents of Sacramento annually.

Statistically, the crime rate in Sacramento is considered to be on the high end. For example, Sacramento is classified as safer than only 8 percent of other U.S. cities.

Violent Crime Rate in Sacramento

A total of 3,526 violent crimes were reported annually during the time period for which data is available. The violent crime rate in Sacramento averages out to over seven incidents per every 1,000 residents of the city. This contrasts with the violent crime rate across the state as a whole in which about four of every 1,000 people is a victim of this type of criminal activity.

Breaking the violent crime rate down further, a total of 34 murders were reported in Sacramento. During the one-year time period, 125 rapes, 1,213 robberies and 2,154 assaults were also reported a occurring within the city.

Overall, the rate of these individual types of violent crimes is well above the national average. For example, the rate of assaults in Sacramento is nearly double the national average.

Property Crime Rate in Sacramento

Of the 20,432 property crimes reported during the annual period in Sacramento. 4,522 were burglaries. The remainder, or 12,543, represent different types of theft crimes. The overall property crime rate in Sacramento clocks in at about r3 for every 1,000 residents of the city. On the other hand, the property crime rate in California as a whole is about 28 for every 1,000 people.

Both of these types of property crime — burglary and theft crime more generally — occur in Sacramento at a rate well above the national average. The rates of both these categories of crimes is approximately 30 percent higher in Sacramento than in the remainder of the United States.

If a person is charged with a crime, it is likely that the individual will be in need of assistance form a Sacramento bail bond company. A bail bond company posts a bond with a court to permit the release from hail of a person charged with a crime pending court proceedings. The person charged with a crime typically needs to come up with 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of the bond to pay to the bail bond company.

In some cases, a person who desires to obtain a bail bond must also provide collateral for the bond. For example, if the bail bond amount is particularly large, the title to a house may be used as collateral for the bond itself.