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Salinas, CA Crime Reports & Statistics


Neighborhood Crime Statistics For Salinas, California


Population: 143,660 in 2009

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The Salinas, CA crime report and city information below can give residents and potential residents incite on their local area and surroundings. This information that was collected and published on this site is from the participation of over 17,000 law enforcement agencies across the United States. These statistics are collected and published by the FBI on an annual basis for special studies and reports, on the cities in the United States. *
Salinas, CA Crime Categories
Salinas Law Enforcement
Salinas Violent Crimes
Salinas Forcible Rapes
Salinas Murders
Salinas Robbery
Salinas Aggravated Assaults
Salinas Property Crimes
Salinas Burglary
Salinas Larceny
Salinas Motor Vehicle
Salinas Arson
Salinas, CA Law Enforcement Statistics
Law Enforcement officers are individuals who ordinarily carry a firearm and a badge, have full arrest powers, and are paid from governmental funds set aside specifically for sworn law enforcement representatives. (UCR Definition)
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Law Enforcement - Salinas, CA
Year
2009
Total Employees
222
Officers
164
Civilians
58
Year
2008
Total Employees
247
Officers
177
Civilians
70
Year
2007
Total Employees
231
Officers
174
Civilians
57
Year
2006
Total Employees
214
Officers
161
Civilians
53
Salinas, CA Violent Crime Statistics
In 2009, Salinas, California law enforcement had 1133 violent crimes reported. With a population of 143,660 in 2009, there were 78.9 occurrences of violent crimes per 10k persons in Salinas, California. The total known offenses in 2006, 2007 and 2008 were 1118, 1154 and 1050, respectively .

Violent crime is composed of four offenses: forcible rape, murder and non-negligent manslaughter, aggravated assault, and robbery. Violent crimes involve force or threat of force. (UCR Definition)
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Violent Crimes - Salinas, CA
Year
2009
Population
143,660
Occurrences
1,133
Occurrences (per 10k)
78.9
Year
2008
Population
143,520
Occurrences
1,050
Occurrences (per 10k)
73.2
Year
2007
Population
145,251
Occurrences
1,154
Occurrences (per 10k)
79.4
Year
2006
Population
147,750
Occurrences
1,118
Occurrences (per 10k)
75.7
Salinas, CA Forceable Rape Crime Statistics
In 2009, Salinas, California had 3.3 occurrences of forcible rape per 10k persons in a population of 143,660 in 2009. The total known offenses of forcible rape in Salinas in 2009 was 47. There were 45 known offenses in 2006, 51 in 2007, and 38 in 2008.

Forcible rape is the carnal knowledge of a female forcibly and against her will. Rapes by force and attempts or assaults to rape regardless of the age of the victim are included. Statutory offenses (no force used--victim under age of consent) are excluded. (UCR Definition)
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Forcible Rape - Salinas, CA
Year
2009
Population
143,660
Occurrences
47
Occurrences (per 10k)
3.3
Year
2008
Population
143,520
Occurrences
38
Occurrences (per 10k)
2.6
Year
2007
Population
145,251
Occurrences
51
Occurrences (per 10k)
3.5
Year
2006
Population
147,750
Occurrences
45
Occurrences (per 10k)
3.0
Salinas, CA Murder Statistics
Salinas, California had 29 murders in 2009. With a total population of 143660 in 2009, there were 2.0 occurrences of murder per 10k persons in Salinas, California. The murder rates in Salinas, California in 2006, 2007 and 2008 were 7, 14 and 25, respectively.

Murder and non-negligent manslaughter is the willful (non-negligent) killing of one human being by another. (UCR Definition)
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Murder - Salinas, CA
Year
2009
Population
143,660
Occurrences
29
Occurrences (per 10k)
2.0
Year
2008
Population
143,520
Occurrences
25
Occurrences (per 10k)
1.7
Year
2007
Population
145,251
Occurrences
14
Occurrences (per 10k)
1.0
Year
2006
Population
147,750
Occurrences
7
Occurrences (per 10k)
0.5
Salinas, CA Aggravated Assault Statistics
The total known offenses of aggravated assault in Salinas, California in 2009 was 678. Salinas had 47.2 occurrences of aggravated assault per 10k persons in a population of 143,660 in 2009. In Salinas there were 683 offenses in 2006, 711 in 2007, and 650 in 2008.

Aggravated assault is an unlawful attack by one person upon another for the purpose of inflicting severe or aggravated bodily injury. The Program further specifies that this type of assault is usually accompanied by the use of a weapon or by other means likely to produce death or great bodily harm. Attempted aggravated assault that involves the display of--or threat to use--a gun, knife, or other weapon is included in this crime category because serious personal injury would likely result if the assault were completed. When aggravated assault and larceny-theft occur together, the offense falls under the category of robbery. (UCR Definition)
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Assault - Salinas, CA
Year
2009
Population
143,660
Occurrences
678
Occurrences (per 10k)
47.2
Year
2008
Population
143,520
Occurrences
650
Occurrences (per 10k)
45.3
Year
2007
Population
145,251
Occurrences
711
Occurrences (per 10k)
48.9
Year
2006
Population
147,750
Occurrences
683
Occurrences (per 10k)
46.2
Salinas, CA Robbery Statistics
In 2009, Salinas, California had 379 occurrences of robberies reported to the police. With 143,660 in 2009 people living in Salinas, in 2009 there were 26.4 occurrences per 10k persons. Based on statistics from the FBI, there were 383 robberies in 2006, 378 in 2007 and 337 in 2008.

Robbery is the taking or attempting to take anything of value from the care, custody, or control of a person or persons by force or threat of force or violence and/or by putting the victim in fear. (UCR Definition)
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Robbery - Salinas, CA
Year
2009
Population
143,660
Occurrences
379
Occurrences (per 10k)
26.4
Year
2008
Population
143,520
Occurrences
337
Occurrences (per 10k)
23.5
Year
2007
Population
145,251
Occurrences
378
Occurrences (per 10k)
26.0
Year
2006
Population
147,750
Occurrences
383
Occurrences (per 10k)
25.9
Salinas, CA Property Crime Statistics
A property crime includes burglary, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft and arson. In 2009, Salinas, California had 4966 property crimes. The population in 2009 for Salinas was 143,660 in 2009; the number of violent crimes per 10k persons was 345.7. Looking back at the previous three years in Salinas, California, you will see that there were 6023 property crimes in 2006, 6878 in 2007 and 5299 in 2008.

A property crime includes the offenses of burglary, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft, and arson. The object of the theft-type offenses is the taking of money or property, but there is no force or threat of force against the victims. The property crime category includes arson because the offense involves the destruction of property; however, arson victims may be subjected to force. Because of limited participation and varying collection procedures by local agencies, only limited data are available for arson. Arson statistics are included in trend, clearance, and arrest tables throughout Crime in the United States, but they are not included in any estimated volume data. The arson section in this report provides more information on that offense. (UCR Definition)
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Property Crime - Salinas, CA
Year
2009
Population
143,660
Occurrences
4,966
Occurrences (per 10k)
345.7
Year
2008
Population
143,520
Occurrences
5,299
Occurrences (per 10k)
369.2
Year
2007
Population
145,251
Occurrences
6,878
Occurrences (per 10k)
473.5
Year
2006
Population
147,750
Occurrences
6,023
Occurrences (per 10k)
407.6
Salinas, CA Burglary Statistics
The total known offenses of burglary in Salinas, California in 2009 was 1382. Burglary is part of the violent crimes category. Based on the known offenses and its population of 143,660 in 2009 in 2009, Salinas, California had 96.2 occurrences of burglary per 10k persons. In Salinas there were 907 burglary offenses in 2006, 1205 in 2007, and 1415 in 2008.

Burglary is defined in the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program as the unlawful entry of a structure to commit a felony or theft. The use of force to gain entry is not required to classify an offense as a burglary. Burglary in the UCR program is categorized into three sub classifications: forcible entry, unlawful entry where no force is used, and attempted forcible entry. (UCR Definition)

Did you know that a burglary occurs in the United States every 15 seconds? In 2008, there were 2.4 billion burglaries in just the U.S.A! Property loss due to burglary totaled $4.3 billion in 2008, with an average loss of $1,991 per occurrence. You may qualify for a FREE home security system; simply fill out the form on the top of this page to get a free, no-obligation quote and protect yourself from being part of these statistics.
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Burglary - Salinas, CA
Year
2009
Population
143,660
Occurrences
1,382
Occurrences (per 10k)
96.2
Year
2008
Population
143,520
Occurrences
1,415
Occurrences (per 10k)
98.6
Year
2007
Population
145,251
Occurrences
1,205
Occurrences (per 10k)
83.0
Year
2006
Population
147,750
Occurrences
907
Occurrences (per 10k)
61.4
Salinas, CA Larceny Statistics
Salinas, California had 2463 offenses of larceny-theft reported to the police in 2009. With 143,660 in 2009 people living in Salinas that year, there were 171.4 occurrences per 10k persons. Based on the statistics from the FBI, there were 3718 larceny-thefts in 2006, 3332 in 2007 and 2646 in 2008.

Larceny-theft (except motor vehicle theft) is the unlawful taking, carrying, leading, or riding away of property from the possession or constructive possession of another. Examples are thefts of bicycles or automobile accessories, shoplifting, pocket-picking, or the stealing of any property or article which is not taken by force and violence or by fraud. Attempted larcenies are included. Embezzlement, confidence games, forgery, worthless checks, etc., are excluded. (UCR Definition)
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Larceny - Salinas, CA
Year
2009
Population
143,660
Occurrences
2,463
Occurrences (per 10k)
171.4
Year
2008
Population
143,520
Occurrences
2,646
Occurrences (per 10k)
184.4
Year
2007
Population
145,251
Occurrences
3,332
Occurrences (per 10k)
229.4
Year
2006
Population
147,750
Occurrences
3,718
Occurrences (per 10k)
251.6
Salinas, CA Motor Vehicle Crime Statistics
In 2009, Salinas, California law enforcement had 1121 motor vehicle thefts reported. With a population of 143,660 in 2009 in Salinas, there were 78.0 occurrences of motor vehicle theft per 10k persons. The total known offenses by law enforcement of this kind in 2006, 2007 and 2008 were 1398, 2341 and 1238, respectively.

Motor vehicle theft is the theft or attempted theft of a motor vehicle. The offense includes the stealing of automobiles, trucks, buses, motorcycles, snowmobiles, etc. The taking of a motor vehicle for temporary use by persons having lawful access is excluded from this definition. (UCR Definition)
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Motor Vehicle Crime - Salinas, CA
Year
2009
Population
143,660
Occurrences
1,121
Occurrences (per 10k)
78.0
Year
2008
Population
143,520
Occurrences
1,238
Occurrences (per 10k)
86.3
Year
2007
Population
145,251
Occurrences
2,341
Occurrences (per 10k)
161.2
Year
2006
Population
147,750
Occurrences
1,398
Occurrences (per 10k)
94.6
Salinas, CA Arson Statistics
The total known offenses of arson in Salinas in 2009 was 46. Salinas, California had 3.2 occurrences of arson per 10k persons in a population of 143,660 in 2009. In Salinas, California, the known offenses of arson were 29 in 2006, 37 in 2007, and 40 in 2008.

Arson is any willful or malicious burning or attempt to burn, with or without intent to defraud, a dwelling house, public building, motor vehicle or aircraft, personal property of another, etc. (UCR Definition)
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Arson - Salinas, CA
Year
2009
Population
143,660
Occurrences
46
Occurrences (per 10k)
3.2
Year
2008
Population
143,520
Occurrences
40
Occurrences (per 10k)
2.8
Year
2007
Population
145,251
Occurrences
37
Occurrences (per 10k)
2.5
Year
2006
Population
147,750
Occurrences
29
Occurrences (per 10k)
2.0
*Disclaimer: Each year when the FBI crime statistics are published, we compile the rankings of cities and countries on our website. These rough rankings provide no insight into the numerous variables that mold crime in a particular town, city, county, state, or region. Because of this, these numbers sometimes lead to simplistic and/or incomplete analyses that often create misleading perceptions adversely affecting communities and their residents. SecurityGuide.com is not responsible for the accuracy or incompleteness of these figures.
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