Reported Annual Crime In San Diego

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSan Diego/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime33,956n/a (estimate)2,4022,9982,837
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSan Diego/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder50n/a3.54.95.3
Rape572n/a40.534.940.4
Robbery1,387n/a98.1139.6102.8
Assault3,323n/a235.1265.9248.5
Violent crime5,332n/a (estimate)377445386
Burglary4,743n/a335.6479.8468.9
Theft18,042n/a1,276.51,623.01,745.0
Vehicle theft5,839n/a413.1450.3236.9
Property crime28,624n/a (estimate)2,0252,5532,451
A general overview of all the annual reported crimes in San Diego, CA is displayed above. The data has been arranged to make it easier to find both the gross total of reported crimes and the number of crimes reported per 100,000 people in San Diego, CA. These statistics are further divided into two distinct categories (violent crimes and property crimes) to provide more insight to how prevalent crime is in the area. You'll find that the rate of crime in San Diego, CA averages 20% lower than the rest of California while the rate of crime on a national scale is 15% lower than. You'll find that the occurrence of violent crime in San Diego, CA is 15% lower than the average rate of crime in California and 2% lower than the rest of the nation. Similarly, crime involving property stands 21% lower than the remainder of the state of California and 17% lower than the nation's average. Both of these statistics relate to how safe residents and businesses are while performing everyday activities in the San Diego, CA area.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Granite Hills, CA3,438114657771
Spring Valley, CA1,0002341,3431,578
Imperial Beach, CA26,8572571,3471,604
Coronado, CA24,3331041,5221,626
Santee, CA55,4351911,5601,751
Chula Vista, CA253,0312581,5751,832
Casa de Oro-Mount Helix, CA21,0762851,6371,922
San Diego, CA1,341,5103772,0252,402

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in San Diego is 15% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 6.58 daily crimes that occur in San Diego.
  • San Diego is safer than 34% of the cities in the United States.
  • In San Diego you have a 1 in 42 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in San Diego has decreased by 3%.

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Daily Crime In San Diego (per 100,000 people)

The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in San Diego, CA per 100,000 residents. Additionally, daily crime statistics are also listed for California as well as national figures. In San Diego, CA the total number of daily crimes is 1.25 times less than the California average and 1.18 times less than the national average. Violent crime statistics in San Diego, CA are 1.18 times less than the California average and 1.02 times less than the national average. Regarding crimes committed against personal property, San Diego, CA has a daily crime rate that is 1.26 times less than the California average and 1.21 times less than the daily national average.

How Safe is San Diego (higher is better)

Many people wonder how safe they are in San Diego, CA in comparison to other notable cities in the state of California as well as in comparison to the rest of the nation. Using the gauges above, which document and compare safety in San Diego, CA to other cities in the state and across the country, San Diego, CA is 43% safer than other cities of California and 34% safer than other cities in the nation. When referring to the results, which show crime scores in California cities and all around the United States, San Diego, CA has a ranking of below average in comparison to other cities in the country, which is determined my comparing San Diego, CA crime rate to all the other cities investigated.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in San Diego

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in San Diego is 1 in 266
The chance of being a victim of property crime in San Diego is 1 in 50
The chance of being a victim of crime in San Diego is 1 in 42
Wondering what the chances are that you will be the victim of a crime in San Diego, CA? The illustrations above show how likely you are to become a victim of violent crime, property crime or any crime. In San Diego, CA you have a 1 in 266 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery and assault. With regards to property crime, you have a 1 in 50 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 42 chance of becoming a victim of crime in San Diego, CA.

Year Over Year Crime In San Diego (per 100,000 people)

An ideal indicator of whether San Diego, CA is becoming a safer or more dangerous residential area or not is an analysis of the crime rate in the area from year to year. In the above illustration, the year to year crime rates are visualized per 100,000 people for property, violent, and total crime. Year to year rate of violent crime in San Diego, CA has decreased by 6% and the rate of property crime in San Diego, CA has decreased by 3%. The total crime rate in San Diego, CA has decreased by 3% year to year.

San Diego police department

ItemSan DiegoCaliforniaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)2,48151,506556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.93.63.3
There are a total of 2,481 San Diego police officers. This results in 1.9 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 48.7% less than the California average and 43.3% 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.

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
San Antonio, TX1,385,4387185,1905,908
Dallas, TX1,240,9857623,4004,162
Phoenix, AZ1,490,7586743,6904,365
Philadelphia, PA1,546,9209893,1414,130
San Jose, CA986,3203732,3762,749
San Diego, CA1,341,5103772,0252,402
Source: The San Diego, CA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2016. 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.