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Total crime 33%
Violent crime 61%
Property crime 28%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2019 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2020; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleArroyo Grande/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime302n/a (estimate)1,6602,7722,489
Murder0n/a0.04.35.0
Rape2n/a11.037.542.6
Robbery7n/a38.5132.481.6
Assault18n/a99.0267.1250.2
Violent crime27n/a (estimate)148441379
Burglary35n/a192.4386.1340.5
Theft219n/a1,204.11,586.31,549.5
Vehicle theft21n/a115.5358.8219.9
Property crime275n/a (estimate)1,5122,3312,110

Key findings

  • Arroyo Grande crime rates are 33% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Arroyo Grande are 61% lower than the national average
  • In Arroyo Grande you have a 1 in 61 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Arroyo Grande is safer than 58% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Arroyo Grande has decreased by 2%

Arroyo Grande crime map

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The Arroyo Grande crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Arroyo Grande as reported by the local law enforcement agency. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Arroyo Grande crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Arroyo Grande (per 100,000 people)

      The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Arroyo Grande, California is displayed in the graph above. As you can see, the daily crimes for Arroyo Grande are 1.67 times less than the California average and 1.50 times less than the national level. Daily violent crimes in Arroyo Grande are 2.97 times less than than California and 2.56 times less than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Arroyo Grande are 1.54 times less than than California and 1.40 times less than the national average.

      How Safe is Arroyo Grande (higher is better)

      When comparing the safety of Arroyo Grande to every other city in California, as well as the entirety of the United States, is Arroyo Grande safe? The gauges above illustrate that Arroyo Grande is safer than 77% of every city located within California along with 58% of the all the cities located in the United States. The results of these graphs are created after analyzing each of the cities in California and in the United States as a whole. As a result, Arroyo Grande, CA is ranked above average when compared to the rest of the US cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Arroyo Grande

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Arroyo Grande is 1 in 674
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Arroyo Grande is 1 in 67
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Arroyo Grande is 1 in 61
      Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Arroyo Grande? In Arroyo Grande, CA you have a 1 in 674 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 67 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and motor vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 61 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Arroyo Grande.

      Year Over Year Crime In Arroyo Grande (per 100,000 people)

      The year over year crime rate per 100,000 people for Arroyo Grande is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining if living in Arroyo Grande has become safer or more dangerous. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have increased by 12% in Arroyo Grande, while property crimes in Arroyo Grande have decreased by 4%. Total crime has decreased by 2% year over year.

      Arroyo Grande police department

      ItemArroyo GrandeCaliforniaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)3051,506558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.73.63.3
      There are a total of 30 Arroyo Grande police officers. This results in 1.7 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 52.7% less than the California average and 47.5% less than the National average.

      Sex offenders in California

      StateTotal offendersCalifornia /100KNational /100K
      California79,891232266
      There are a total of 79,891 sex offenders in California. This yields a total of 232 sex offenders in California per 100,000 residents which is 13% less than the national average.

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Avila Beach, CA1,24262327389
      Los Ranchos, CA1,63062327389
      Woodlands, CA1,07562327389
      Callender, CA1,81493492585
      Guadalupe, CA7,2521951,0651,260
      Blacklake, CA8952531,3351,588
      Grover Beach, CA13,484961,7611,856
      Arroyo Grande, CA17,8421481,5121,660

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Newburyport, MA17,837127694821
      Gretna, LA17,8326714,0444,715
      St. Marys, GA17,8533412,3742,715
      Cherry Hill, VA17,8221971,5541,750
      Sheridan, WY17,866502,0622,112
      Arroyo Grande, CA17,8421481,5121,660
      Source: The Arroyo Grande, CA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2019. 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.