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Total crime 122%
Violent crime 22%
Property crime 148%
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 peopleCapitola/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime558n/a (estimate)5,5242,7722,489
Murder0n/a0.04.35.0
Rape3n/a29.737.542.6
Robbery6n/a59.4132.481.6
Assault21n/a207.9267.1250.2
Violent crime30n/a (estimate)297441379
Burglary53n/a524.7386.1340.5
Theft454n/a4,494.61,586.31,549.5
Vehicle theft21n/a207.9358.8219.9
Property crime528n/a (estimate)5,2272,3312,110

Key findings

  • Capitola crime rates are 122% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Capitola are 22% lower than the national average
  • In Capitola you have a 1 in 19 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Capitola is safer than 17% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Capitola has increased by 6%

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 1.99 times more than the California average and 2.22 times more than the national average. The average number of daily violent crimes in Capitola is 1.49 times less than the California average and 1.28 times less than the daily national average. With regards to property crimes, Capitola has a daily crime rate that is 2.24 times more than the California average and 2.48 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 20% safer than other cities of California and 17% 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 337
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Capitola is 1 in 20
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Capitola is 1 in 19
      How likely are you to become a victim of crime? In Capitola, California you have a 1 in 337 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 20 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 19 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 increased by 17%, while the property crime rate in Capitola has increased by 5% year over year. The number of total crimes in Capitola has increased by 6% 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, CA1,28862327389
      La Selva Beach, CA2,63369366435
      Lexington Hills, CA2,61769366435
      Corralitos, CA2,55769366435
      Aptos Hills-Larkin Valley, CA2,28876402478
      Day Valley, CA3,73984444528
      Bonny Doon, CA3,11784444528
      Capitola, CA10,1092975,2275,524

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Parsons, KS10,1115623,1613,723
      West Point, UT10,1122442,2472,491
      Silver City, NM10,1038833,3034,186
      Cape Canaveral, FL10,1162831,6051,888
      Sleepy Hollow, NY10,117143547690
      Capitola, CA10,1092975,2275,524
      Source: The Capitola, 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.