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Total crime 102%
Violent crime 33%
Property crime 126%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2018 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2019; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleCapitola/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime533n/a (estimate)5,2162,8282,580
Murder0n/a0.04.45.0
Rape5n/a48.939.242.6
Robbery9n/a88.1137.386.2
Assault12n/a117.4266.5246.8
Violent crime26n/a (estimate)254447381
Burglary28n/a274.0416.2376.0
Theft458n/a4,482.31,571.81,594.6
Vehicle theft21n/a205.5392.4228.9
Property crime507n/a (estimate)4,9622,3802,200

Key findings

  • Capitola crime rates are 102% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Capitola are 33% lower than the national average
  • In Capitola you have a 1 in 20 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Capitola is safer than 20% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Capitola has decreased by 32%

Capitola crime map

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The Capitola crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Capitola 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 Capitola crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Capitola (per 100,000 people)

      The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in Capitola, CA per 100,000 people. In Capitola, the number of daily crimes is projected to be 1.84 times more than the California average and 2.02 times more than the national average. The average number of daily violent crimes in Capitola is 1.76 times less than the California average and 1.50 times less than the daily national average. With regards to property crimes, Capitola has a daily crime rate that is 2.08 times more than the California average and 2.26 times more than the overall daily national average.

      How Safe is Capitola (higher is better)

      Is Capitola safe in comparison to other cities in the state of California as well as in comparison to the rest of the areas across the United States. Using the gauges above, which compare crime in Capitola to other cities in the state and across the country, Capitola is 24% safer than other cities of California and 20% safer than other cities in the nation. Capitola has a ranks below average in comparison to other cities in the country.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Capitola

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Capitola is 1 in 393
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Capitola is 1 in 21
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Capitola is 1 in 20
      How likely are you to become a victim of crime? In Capitola, California you have a 1 in 393 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 21 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 20 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Capitola.

      Year Over Year Crime In Capitola (per 100,000 people)

      A good indicator of whether Capitola is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live can be determined by analyzing the year over year crime rate (per 100,000 people). The number of violent crimes in Capitola has decreased by 7%, while the property crime rate in Capitola has decreased by 33% year over year. The number of total crimes in Capitola has decreased by 32% year over year.

      Capitola police department

      ItemCapitolaCaliforniaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)2951,506558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.93.63.3
      There are a total of 29 Capitola police officers. This results in 2.9 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 20.4% less than the California average and 11.6% 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
      Pasatiempo, CA1,28863334397
      Corralitos, CA2,55770373443
      Lexington Hills, CA2,61770373443
      La Selva Beach, CA2,63370373443
      Aptos Hills-Larkin Valley, CA2,28877410487
      Bonny Doon, CA3,11785453538
      Day Valley, CA3,73985453538
      Capitola, CA10,1092544,9625,216

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Parsons, KS10,1119423,5704,512
      West Point, UT10,1122412,4632,704
      Silver City, NM10,1039093,6294,539
      Cape Canaveral, FL10,1162881,7071,995
      Oak Hills, CA10,1014912,6123,103
      Capitola, CA10,1092544,9625,216
      Source: The Capitola, CA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2018. 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.