Is Fremont, CA Safe? (2022 Crime Rates and Crime Stats)


If you are thinking about visiting Fremont and have some qualms about the safety of the city, we got you covered.

We are going to deep dive into the statistics, look at some maps, graphs and talk to the residents of the city to give you a better understanding of how safe Fremont really is.

Is Fremont, CA safe

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Is Fremont, CA Safe?

Statistically speaking, Fremont is a very safe city. In 2021 Fremont had a violent crime rate of 206.14 per 100,000 people, which is well below the national average and is one of the lowest for a city with a population over 200,000 people.

The city of Fremont is below the national average in almost every crime metrics and has been consistently ranked as one of the safest large cities in the United States.

Fremont Safety Score

Here’s a graph showing you how Fremont’s crime rate compares to other major U.S. cities.

Fremont Crime rate

Here’s a graph showing you how Fremont’s crime rate compares to other major cities in Washington.

Fremont Crime Rates

Violent Crime Rate

In 2021 Fremont reported 469 violent crimes and had a violent crime rate of 206.14 per 100,000 people.

  • Year over year violent crime has increased by 15%.
  • You have a 1 in 485 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime in Fremont.

Here’s a graph showing you how violent crime has trended in Fremont over a 12 year period.

Violent Crimes in Fremont Graph

Murder Rate

In 2021, Fremont reported 3 murders and had a murder rate of 1.32 per 100,000 people. Fremont’s murder rate is 80% less than the national average.

  • There was only 1 additional murder reported in 2021 vs 2020
  • You have a 1 in 75,838 chance of becoming a victim of murder in Fremont.

Here’s a graph showing you how murders has trended in Fremont over a 12 year period.

Homicides in Fremont Graph

Property Crime Rate

In 2021 Fremont reported 5,674 property crimes and had a property crime rate of 2,493.91 per 100,000 people. Fremont’s property crime rate 27% higher than the national average.

  • Year over year property crime in Fremont has decreased by 1%.
  • You have a 1 in 40 chance of becoming a victim of property crime in Fremont.

Here’s a graph showing you how property crime has trended in Fremont over a 12 year period.

Property Crimes in Fremont Graph

Fremont Crime Stats

Here’s a breakdown of all the crimes in the city for 2020 and 2021:

2020

2021

Percentage Change

Homicide

2

3

50%

Rape

28

44

57%

Robbery

131

134

2%

Aggravated Assault

246

288

17%

VIOLENT CRIME TOTAL

407

469

15%

Burglary

864

686

-21%

Larceny

3,797

3,812

0%

Motor Vehicle Theft

1,061

1,176

11%

PROPERTY CRIME TOTAL

5,722

5,674

-1%

TOTAL CRIME

6,129

6,143

0%

What do Residents of Fremont say about its safety?

  1. Fremont is a safe and family friendly city. The biggest danger in Fremont might be boredom.
  2. Fremont is a safe but boring suburb. It is cool that is is close to SF, Oakland, San Jose and Palo Alto.
  3. Gentrification pushed all the gangs out many years ago and replaced them with software engineers.
  4. Fremont is suburbia and there are no gang and there is little to be worried about here besides the expensive rent.
  5. It’s a quite and quaint town and family oriented. There aren’t many unsafe areas in town.

Is Fremont safe at night?

Fremont is generally safe at night. You should avoid walking by yourself late at night and stay in well lit and populated areas.

Fremont Safety Tips

  • Do your research before you visit. Familiarize yourself with the good and bad neighborhood. Plan your trip accordingly.
  • Always keep situational awareness. When walking through town, don’t bury yourself in your phone or your headphones.
  • Don’t walk around with anything expensive. Leave the expensive watch, jewelry and purses at home.

Sources

Mariska Lee

Mariska is a recovering attorney who gave up her professional job to discover new perspectives of life while traveling in a 2009 Ford Transit. She has been living the van life for 3 years and has not looked back since.

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