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Sonoma County, CA | Crime Rates

Sonoma is a county located in CA, and has a population of 146,893. This region is policed by SONOMA COUNTY.

Sonoma County has an overall crime rate of 1,597 per 100,000 residents. This is one of the safest regions in the United States. This means that your chances of becoming a victim of any type of crime in Sonoma County is 1 in 63 if you reside there for a year.

The average overall crime rate for Sonoma County for the previous 2 years was 1,814 per 100,000 residents. This means that the crime rate for Sonoma County has been decreasing over time.

Below are its crime rates and policing statistics according to the FBI's Uniform Crime Reports (UCR). For more specific crime statistics (NIBRS) for many US cities & counties, see Offense Statistics.

Crime Rates

(per 100,000) Sonoma USA
Crime Rate (Overall) 1,597 4,506
Murder Rate 3.1 6
Robbery Rate 33 148
Rape Rate 25 30
Assault Rate 647 644
Burglary Rate 334 726
Forced Entry Rate 125 417
Larceny Rate 546 2,185
Auto Theft Rate 10 362

Policing Statistics

Sonoma USA
Overall Clearance 73% 28%
Homicide Clearance 100% 56%
Assault Clearance 100% 52%
Rape Clearance 52% 38%
Robbery Clearance 85% 23%
Burglary Clearance 29% 12%
Larceny Clearance 23% 18%
Auto Theft Clearance 80% 12%

Sex Offenders

Of the 730,000 sex offenders in the United States, there are a total of 30 sex offender(s) in Sonoma County.

On a per capita basis, there are approximately 20 sex offender(s) per 100,000 people in Sonoma County. This is compared to the nation-wide average of 240 sex offenders per 100,000 people.

To search the official state sex offender registry for California see

Data estimated from arrests & clearances from a sample from the Uniform Crime Reports, Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Department of Justice. Washington, D.C. 2011. If missing data exist, these figures will tend to underestimate the true figures. is not responsible for the currency or accuracy of this data.

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