Reported Annual Crime In El Cajon

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleEl Cajon/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime2,627n/a (estimate)2,5273,0452,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleEl Cajon/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder2n/a1.94.84.9
Rape50n/a48.132.738.6
Robbery107n/a102.9135.0101.9
Assault201n/a193.4253.8237.8
Violent crime360n/a (estimate)346426373
Burglary387n/a372.3504.3491.4
Theft1,517n/a1,459.51,677.11,775.4
Vehicle theft363n/a349.2436.8220.2
Property crime2,267n/a (estimate)2,1812,6182,487
The table above provides a full overview of all reported crimes in El Cajon, CA for the year. The sum of recorded criminal acts in El Cajon, CA is displayed; for comparisons, each offense is also shown in regards to the amount of offenses per 100,000 people. Along with this, they are separated into multiple categories: violent crimes and property crimes. The crime data reveals that the overall El Cajon, CA crime rates are 17% lower than in comparison to the California mean and are 12% lower than the nation's mean. In regards to violent offenses, El Cajon, CA has a rate that is 19% lower than the California average; compared to the United States, it is 7% lower than. Looking at crimes involving property, El Cajon, CA is 17% lower than its state's mean, and 12% lower than the country's average.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in El Cajon is 12% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 6.92 daily crimes that occur in El Cajon.
  • El Cajon is safer than 35% of the cities in the United States.
  • In El Cajon you have a 1 in 40 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in El Cajon has increased by 1%.

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Daily Crime In El Cajon (per 100,000 people)

The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily criminal activity in El Cajon, CA for every 100,000 residents. To compare, daily crime statistics are also disclosed for California as well as those across America as a whole. The El Cajon, CA total amount of daily offenses is 1.20 times less than the California average and 1.13 times less than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in El Cajon, CA is 1.23 times less than the California average, and it is 1.08 times less than the national mean. The statistics for property crimes show that El Cajon, CA has a daily crime figure that is 1.20 times less than the California average and 1.14 times less than the daily national rate.

How Safe is El Cajon (higher is better)

Are people any safer living in the El Cajon, CA area in comparison to other California communities and all other cities throughout the United States? The evidence provided by these graphs show El Cajon, CA being safer than 44% of cities in California and 35% of cities across the United States as a whole. This is evident by tracking California cities as well as all US cities over a one year period to contrast crime statistics as they relate to El Cajon, CA. In conclusion, El Cajon, CA now ranks below average in comparison to all United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in El Cajon

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in El Cajon is 1 in 289
The chance of being a victim of property crime in El Cajon is 1 in 46
The chance of being a victim of crime in El Cajon is 1 in 40
Do you want to know the risk of being victimized by a crime in El Cajon, CA? Displayed here are the statistics showing how likely you are to become a victim of a crime of violence, crime against your property, or any other crime. If you are in El Cajon, CA, then there is a 1 in 289 risk that you will experience a violent crime against you. These types of crimes may include homicide, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Your risk of being a victim of property crime is 1 in 46. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 40 risk that you will become a victim of crime in El Cajon, CA.

Year Over Year Crime In El Cajon (per 100,000 people)

The year over year crime rate for El Cajon, CA is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining whether living in El Cajon, CA has become a safer or more dangerous place to live. For example, the above graph shows the year over year crime rate for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have increased by 9% in El Cajon, CA, while property crimes in El Cajon, CA have not changed. Crimes in total for El Cajon, CA have increased by 1% year over year.

El Cajon police department

ItemEl CajonCaliforniaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)18151,506556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.83.63.3
There are a total of 181 El Cajon police officers. This results in 1.8 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 50.8% less than the California average and 45.6% less than the National average.

Sex offenders in California

StateTotal offendersCalifornia /100KNational /100K
California68,119197222
There are a total of 68,119 sex offenders in California. This yields a total of 197 sex offenders in California per 100,000 residents which is 11% less than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Fairbanks Ranch, CA3,24581499580
Granite Hills, CA3,438110674783
Poway, CA49,040871,0171,105
Crest, CA2,3931589721,131
Jamul, CA5,4451971,2121,409
El Cajon, CA101,5823462,1812,527

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Santa Maria, CA101,4684442,8513,295
Rialto, CA101,3674082,1412,549
Highlands Ranch, CO101,3502101,7261,936
Davenport, IA101,3167084,4715,179
Broken Arrow, OK101,9171421,8171,960
El Cajon, CA101,5823462,1812,527
Source: The El Cajon, CA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2015. The crime report encompasses more than 18,000 city and state law enforcement agencies reporting data on property and violent crimes. The uniform crime reports program represents approximately 309 million American residents, which results in 98% coverage of metropolitan statistical areas.