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Total crime 6%
Violent crime 26%
Property crime 11%
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 peopleCarmel-by-the-Sea/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime107n/a (estimate)2,7292,8282,580
Murder0n/a0.04.45.0
Rape0n/a0.039.242.6
Robbery0n/a0.0137.386.2
Assault11n/a280.5266.5246.8
Violent crime11n/a (estimate)281447381
Burglary20n/a510.1416.2376.0
Theft73n/a1,861.81,571.81,594.6
Vehicle theft3n/a76.5392.4228.9
Property crime96n/a (estimate)2,4482,3802,200

Key findings

  • Carmel-by-the-Sea crime rates are 6% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Carmel-by-the-Sea are 26% lower than the national average
  • In Carmel-by-the-Sea you have a 1 in 37 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Carmel-by-the-Sea is safer than 36% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Carmel-by-the-Sea has increased by 2%

Carmel-by-the-Sea crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Carmel-by-the-Sea (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA per 100,000 people. In Carmel-by-the-Sea, the total number of daily crimes is 1.04 times less than the California average and 1.06 times more than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Carmel-by-the-Sea is 1.59 times less than the California average and 1.36 times less than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Carmel-by-the-Sea has a daily crime rate that is 1.03 times more than the California average and 1.11 times more than the national average.

      How Safe is Carmel-by-the-Sea (higher is better)

      When comparing the safety of Carmel-by-the-Sea to every other city in California, as well as the entirety of the United States, is Carmel-by-the-Sea safe? The gauges above illustrate that Carmel-by-the-Sea is safer than 46% of every city located within California along with 36% 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, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA is ranked below average when compared to the rest of the US cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Carmel-by-the-Sea

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Carmel-by-the-Sea is 1 in 357
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Carmel-by-the-Sea is 1 in 41
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Carmel-by-the-Sea is 1 in 37
      How likely are you to become a victim of crime? In Carmel-by-the-Sea, California you have a 1 in 357 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 41 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 37 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Carmel-by-the-Sea.

      Year Over Year Crime In Carmel-by-the-Sea (per 100,000 people)

      The year over year change in crime per 100,000 people helps to understand whether crime in Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA is on the rise or declining. The violent crime rate in Carmel-by-the-Sea has increased by 58%, while the property crime rate in Carmel-by-the-Sea has decreased by 2% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Carmel-by-the-Sea has increased by 2% with regards to total crimes year over year.

      Carmel-by-the-Sea police department

      ItemCarmel-by-the-SeaCaliforniaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a51,506558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a3.63.3

      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
      Del Monte Forest, CA4,819116618734
      Carmel Valley Village, CA4,282116618734
      Seaside, CA34,1202681,2971,565
      Marina, CA20,8162181,4081,626
      Pacific Grove, CA15,5461461,9762,122
      Castroville, CA6,9785342,8443,379
      Del Rey Oaks, CA1,6831183,4793,597
      Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA3,8522812,4482,729

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      Sewickley, PA3,8521379361,073
      Ashland, MO3,8511521,2391,390
      Camdenton, MO3,8542444,7985,041
      Valley Grande, AL3,8552461,3351,581
      Shenandoah Farms, VA3,8551119251,036
      Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA3,8522812,4482,729
      Source: The Carmel-by-the-Sea, 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.