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Total crime 24%
Violent crime 50%
Property crime 19%
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StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleCarlsbad/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime2,065n/a (estimate)1,7722,5812,346
Murder3n/a2.65.66.5
Rape24n/a20.634.238.4
Robbery35n/a30.0113.673.9
Assault162n/a139.0288.7279.7
Violent crime224n/a (estimate)192442388
Burglary256n/a219.7369.7314.2
Theft1,428n/a1,225.61,341.71,398.0
Vehicle theft157n/a134.7427.6246.0
Property crime1,841n/a (estimate)1,5802,1391,958

Key findings

  • Carlsbad crime rates are 24% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Carlsbad are 50% lower than the national average
  • In Carlsbad you have a 1 in 57 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Carlsbad is safer than 52% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Carlsbad has decreased by 13%

Carlsbad crime map

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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 1.46 times less than the California average and 1.32 times less than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Carlsbad is 2.30 times less than the California average and 2.02 times less than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Carlsbad has a daily crime rate that is 1.35 times less than the California average and 1.24 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 71% of the cities in California and 52% 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 above 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 521
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Carlsbad is 1 in 64
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Carlsbad is 1 in 57
      Are you at risk of becoming a victim of crime in Carlsbad, California? If you reside in Carlsbad, then there is a 1 in 521 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 64. 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 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 6%. At the same time, property crime has decreased by 13% year over year. Total crimes for Carlsbad has decreased by 13% 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

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Fairbanks Ranch, CA2,86469336405
      Rancho Santa Fe, CA2,76369336405
      Hidden Meadows, CA3,648145703848
      Bonsall, CA4,294149721870
      San Marcos, CA91,4791989891,186
      Solana Beach, CA13,3121051,1621,267
      Encinitas, CA62,1602111,0721,283
      Carlsbad, CA112,0081921,5801,772

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Elgin, IL111,9191991,2751,474
      Westminster, CO111,7702863,5403,826
      Clearwater, FL111,7473901,8942,284
      Lehigh Acres, FL112,2796192,8503,469
      Costa Mesa, CA112,4394313,1603,591
      Carlsbad, CA112,0081921,5801,772
      Source: The Carlsbad, CA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2020. 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.