Reported Annual Crime In San Marcos

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSan Marcos/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,687n/a (estimate)1,7703,0452,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSan Marcos/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder3n/a3.14.84.9
Rape17n/a17.832.738.6
Robbery34n/a35.7135.0101.9
Assault117n/a122.8253.8237.8
Violent crime171n/a (estimate)179426373
Burglary277n/a290.6504.3491.4
Theft996n/a1,045.01,677.11,775.4
Vehicle theft243n/a254.9436.8220.2
Property crime1,516n/a (estimate)1,5912,6182,487
A comprehensive overview of any and all yearly reported crimes in San Marcos, CA is shown in the table above. In order to provide more clarity, the total number of crimes is shown as well as the amount of crimes committed per 100,000 people. The crimes indicated in the table are separated into two different categories. These categories are property crimes and violent crimes. According to the table, the overall crime rate is 42% lower than the average of crimes committed in California. It is also 38% lower than the national average. When it comes to violent crimes, San Marcos, CA shows a crime rate that is 58% lower than the California average. The crime rate is also 52% lower than the national average. When it comes to property crimes, San Marcos, CA is shown to be 39% lower than the California average and 36% lower than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in San Marcos is 38% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 4.85 daily crimes that occur in San Marcos.
  • San Marcos is safer than 59% of the cities in the United States.
  • In San Marcos you have a 1 in 57 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in San Marcos has increased by 8%.

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

The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily criminal activity in San Marcos, 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 San Marcos, CA total amount of daily offenses is 1.72 times less than the California average and 1.62 times less than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in San Marcos, CA is 2.38 times less than the California average, and it is 2.08 times less than the national mean. The statistics for property crimes show that San Marcos, CA has a daily crime figure that is 1.65 times less than the California average and 1.56 times less than the daily national rate.

How Safe is San Marcos (higher is better)

How safe is San Marcos, CA compared to other cities in California and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that San Marcos, CA is safer than 74% of the cities in California and 59% 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 Marcos, CA. Overall, San Marcos, CA is ranked above average compared to all other cities across the United States.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in San Marcos

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in San Marcos is 1 in 558
The chance of being a victim of property crime in San Marcos is 1 in 63
The chance of being a victim of crime in San Marcos is 1 in 57
Do you want to know the risk of being victimized by a crime in San Marcos, 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 San Marcos, CA, then there is a 1 in 558 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 63. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 57 risk that you will become a victim of crime in San Marcos, CA.

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

An ideal indicator of whether San Marcos, 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 Marcos, CA has decreased by 17% and the rate of property crime in San Marcos, CA has increased by 12%. The total crime rate in San Marcos, CA has increased by 8% year to year.

San Marcos police department

ItemSan MarcosCaliforniaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a51,506556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a3.63.3

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
Rancho Santa Fe, CA2,83867411477
Fairbanks Ranch, CA3,24581499580
Bonsall, CA4,138131807938
Hidden Meadows, CA3,2831428701,011
Poway, CA49,040871,0171,105
San Marcos, CA87,8081791,5911,770

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Reading, PA88,0517982,9073,705
Greenville, NC87,5465603,6304,189
Chico, CA87,5173524,0404,392
Boca Raton, FL88,1872182,3872,605
Sunrise, FL88,3912623,3613,623
San Marcos, CA87,8081791,5911,770
Source: The San Marcos, 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.