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Gilroy, California Crime Statistics

This page contains crime rates for Gilroy, California. You can look through the breakdown of crime by type, changes to crime data over time, and see how Gilroy compares to similar locations. If you are interested in seeing public records information for Gilroy, California, you can click the Public Records tab at the top.

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 18,896 total crimes reported in Gilroy, California (2,650 of them violent). Of the 1,890 crimes that take place per year in Gilroy, close to 50% transpire less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Gilroy, California every 4 hours. This includes 15 murders, 152 rapes, and just about fourteen thousand thefts (including 1,851 car thefts).

Crime Trends

In the course of the most recent 10 years, crime data were available in Gilroy, California for all 10 years. Throughout that period, reported crime in Gilroy has risen by 4%. Throughout the same period of time, violent crime improved by 45%. By and large, the crime data indicate a general rise in crime over the last 10 years in Gilroy. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit at least two thousand for Gilroy, California in 2009.

Crime Trends in Gilroy, California (1999-2008)

Please take note that these graphs show reported crime rates and some sudden changes in crime data are the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in cities like Gilroy, California (1999-2008)

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Crime Data Information

Gilroy, California law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. The data reported for Gilroy conform to the FBI data quality guidelines. For more information, and a description of the statistical methods and data algorithms used by RecordsPedia, please visit our methodology section.