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Total crime 19%
Violent crime 46%
Property crime 14%
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 peopleCarlsbad/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime2,375n/a (estimate)2,0262,7722,489
Murder3n/a2.64.35.0
Rape40n/a34.137.542.6
Robbery39n/a33.3132.481.6
Assault158n/a134.8267.1250.2
Violent crime240n/a (estimate)205441379
Burglary297n/a253.4386.1340.5
Theft1,671n/a1,425.51,586.31,549.5
Vehicle theft167n/a142.5358.8219.9
Property crime2,135n/a (estimate)1,8212,3312,110

Key findings

  • Carlsbad crime rates are 19% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Carlsbad are 46% lower than the national average
  • In Carlsbad you have a 1 in 50 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Carlsbad is safer than 47% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Carlsbad has increased by 1%

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

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      Daily Crime In Carlsbad (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Carlsbad, CA per 100,000 people. In Carlsbad, the total number of daily crimes is 1.37 times less than the California average and 1.23 times less than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Carlsbad is 2.15 times less than the California average and 1.85 times less than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Carlsbad has a daily crime rate that is 1.28 times less than the California average and 1.16 times less than the national average.

      How Safe is Carlsbad (higher is better)

      How safe is Carlsbad, California compared to other cities in California and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Carlsbad is safer than 65% of the cities in California and 47% of the cities in the United States. These results are calculated by analyzing all cities in California and across the US as a whole and determining how many areas have a lower crime rate than Carlsbad. Overall, Carlsbad is ranked below average compared to all other cities across the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Carlsbad

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Carlsbad is 1 in 489
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Carlsbad is 1 in 55
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Carlsbad is 1 in 50
      Are you at risk of becoming a victim of crime in Carlsbad, California? If you reside in Carlsbad, then there is a 1 in 489 chance that you will experience a violent crime. 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 55. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 50 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Carlsbad.

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

      Determining whether Carlsbad is becoming less or more safe for its residents (per 100,000) is most easily done by comparing year-over-year crime rates. Carlsbad violent crime rates have decreased by 1%. At the same time, property crime has increased by 1% year over year. Total crimes for Carlsbad has increased by 1% in the same time frame.

      Carlsbad police department

      ItemCarlsbadCaliforniaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)15851,506558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.53.63.3
      There are a total of 158 Carlsbad police officers. This results in 1.5 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 59.5% less than the California average and 55% 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
      Fairbanks Ranch, CA2,86469366435
      Rancho Santa Fe, CA2,76369366435
      Hidden Meadows, CA3,648145766911
      Bonsall, CA4,294149785934
      Encinitas, CA62,1601369551,091
      San Marcos, CA91,4791969691,164
      Solana Beach, CA13,312971,2871,384
      Carlsbad, CA112,0082051,8212,026

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Elgin, IL111,9191991,2751,474
      Westminster, CO111,7702763,2463,522
      Clearwater, FL111,7473992,3922,792
      Lehigh Acres, FL112,2796093,4574,067
      Costa Mesa, CA112,4392743,2783,552
      Carlsbad, CA112,0082051,8212,026
      Source: The Carlsbad, 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.