Reported Annual Crime In San Luis Obispo

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSan Luis Obispo/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime2,037n/a (estimate)4,3233,0452,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSan Luis Obispo/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.04.84.9
Rape34n/a72.232.738.6
Robbery13n/a27.6135.0101.9
Assault146n/a309.9253.8237.8
Violent crime193n/a (estimate)410426373
Burglary245n/a520.0504.3491.4
Theft1,501n/a3,185.81,677.11,775.4
Vehicle theft98n/a208.0436.8220.2
Property crime1,844n/a (estimate)3,9142,6182,487
When reviewing the above table, you see a comprehensive overview of all annual crimes reported in San Luis Obispo, CA. All reported San Luis Obispo, CA crimes are shown and for assessment, each particular crime is demonstrated, establishing an accurate total that represents any crimes committed for every 100,000 residents. You'll also notice that the crimes are distributed into two separate categories, being; violent crimes and property crimes. In addition, the table also demonstrates that the San Luis Obispo, CA overall crime rate is 42% higher than in comparison to the California average; and is also 51% higher than compared to the national average. Specifically regarding violent crimes in San Luis Obispo, CA, the rate is 4% lower than compared to the California average, and 10% higher than when paralleled to the national average. When comparing property crime, San Luis Obispo, CA comes in at 49% higher than to the average seen in California, and 57% higher than the overall national average.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in San Luis Obispo is 51% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 11.84 daily crimes that occur in San Luis Obispo.
  • San Luis Obispo is safer than 21% of the cities in the United States.
  • In San Luis Obispo you have a 1 in 24 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in San Luis Obispo has increased by 20%.

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Daily Crime In San Luis Obispo (per 100,000 people)

The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in San Luis Obispo, CA per 100,000 residents. Additionally, daily crime statistics are also listed for California as well as national figures. In San Luis Obispo, CA the total number of daily crimes is 1.42 times more than the California average and 1.51 times more than the national average. Violent crime statistics in San Luis Obispo, CA are 1.04 times less than the California average and 1.10 times more than the national average. Regarding crimes committed against personal property, San Luis Obispo, CA has a daily crime rate that is 1.49 times more than the California average and 1.57 times more than the daily national average.

How Safe is San Luis Obispo (higher is better)

How safe is San Luis Obispo, CA compared to other cities in California and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that San Luis Obispo, CA is safer than 25% of the cities in California and 21% of the cities in the United States. These results are determined by analyzing all cities in California and across the US as a whole and determining how many total cities have a lower crime rate than San Luis Obispo, CA. Overall, San Luis Obispo, CA is ranked below average compared to all other cities across the United States.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in San Luis Obispo

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in San Luis Obispo is 1 in 245
The chance of being a victim of property crime in San Luis Obispo is 1 in 26
The chance of being a victim of crime in San Luis Obispo is 1 in 24
Have you ever worried about your odds of becoming a crime victim in San Luis Obispo, CA? The above illustrations display your chances being the victim of property crimes, violent crimes, or either crime. In San Luis Obispo, CA your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 245. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 26 chance of being the victim of a property crime such as vehicle theft, personal property theft, and burglary. Your overall risk of becoming a crime victim in San Luis Obispo, CA is 1 in 24.

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

An analysis of year to year crime rates in San Luis Obispo, CA is a useful indicator of whether the area is becoming a safer area to live or a more dangerous area. In the above graph, you can see that the year to year crime rates are shown for the total crime, property crime, and violent crime per 100,000 people. The amount of violent crime in San Luis Obispo, CA has decreased by 20%, the amount of property crime in San Luis Obispo, CA has increased by 27%, and the total amount of crime in San Luis Obispo, CA has increased by 20% year to year.

San Luis Obispo police department

ItemSan Luis ObispoCaliforniaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)7851,506556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.73.63.3
There are a total of 78 San Luis Obispo police officers. This results in 1.7 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 53% less than the California average and 48% 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
Los Ranchos, CA1,67660367427
Cayucos, CA2,55367411477
Avilla Beach, CA1,16670433503
Callender, CA1,53792563654
Santa Margarita, CA1,2311631,0021,165
San Luis Obispo, CA45,9114103,9144,323

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Source: The San Luis Obispo, 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.