The table above offers a complete overview of all reported annual crimes in La Mesa, CA. The total number of reported crimes in La Mesa, CA is shown and for comparison purposes, each crime is also displayed based on the number of crimes per 100,000 people. The crimes are also broken down into two categories; violent crimes and property crimes. The table shows that the overall La Mesa, CA crime rate is 3% higher than the California average and is 8% higher than the national average. Looking at violent crime specifically, La Mesa, CA has a violent crime rate that is 27% lower than the California average and 16% lower than the national average. For property crime, La Mesa, CA is 8% higher than the California average and 12% higher than the national average.