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Total crime 37%
Violent crime 20%
Property crime 40%
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 peopleChula Vista/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime4,446n/a (estimate)1,6202,8282,580
Murder6n/a2.24.45.0
Rape79n/a28.839.242.6
Robbery256n/a93.3137.386.2
Assault494n/a180.0266.5246.8
Violent crime835n/a (estimate)304447381
Burglary585n/a213.2416.2376.0
Theft2,338n/a852.11,571.81,594.6
Vehicle theft688n/a250.8392.4228.9
Property crime3,611n/a (estimate)1,3162,3802,200

Key findings

  • Chula Vista crime rates are 37% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Chula Vista are 20% lower than the national average
  • In Chula Vista you have a 1 in 62 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Chula Vista is safer than 44% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Chula Vista has decreased by 12%

Chula Vista crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Chula Vista (per 100,000 people)

      The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily crimes in Chula Vista for every 100,000 residents. The Chula Vista total amount of daily crime is 1.75 times less than the California average and 1.59 times less than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Chula Vista, is 1.47 times less than the California average, and it is 1.25 times less than the national average. The statistics for property crimes show that Chula Vista has a daily crime average that is 1.81 times less than the California average and 1.67 times less than the daily national rate.

      How Safe is Chula Vista (higher is better)

      Are people any safer living in Chula Vista in comparison to other California communities and all other areas throughout the United States? When we look at all cities across America, is Chula Vista safe? The evidence provided by these graphs show Chula Vista being safer than 61% of cities in California and 44% of cities across the United States. This is evident by tracking California cities as well as all US cities over a one year period to contrast crime statistics as they relate to Chula Vista. In conclusion, Chula Vista ranks below average compared to the rest of the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Chula Vista

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Chula Vista is 1 in 329
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Chula Vista is 1 in 76
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Chula Vista is 1 in 62
      Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Chula Vista? In Chula Vista, CA you have a 1 in 329 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 76 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and motor vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 62 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Chula Vista.

      Year Over Year Crime In Chula Vista (per 100,000 people)

      The year over year change in crime per 100,000 people helps to understand whether crime in Chula Vista, CA is on the rise or declining. The violent crime rate in Chula Vista has increased by 18%, while the property crime rate in Chula Vista has decreased by 16% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Chula Vista has decreased by 12% with regards to total crimes year over year.

      Chula Vista police department

      ItemChula VistaCaliforniaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)29951,506558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.23.63.3
      There are a total of 299 Chula Vista police officers. This results in 1.2 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 66.9% less than the California average and 63.2% 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
      Granite Hills, CA3,07199526625
      Crest, CA2,7331829671,149
      Coronado, CA24,852731,2821,356
      Jamul, CA5,6402281,2111,439
      Spring Valley CDP (Lake County), CA1,1542411,2851,527
      Imperial Beach, CA27,1802871,2771,563
      Santee, CA56,8391851,5071,693
      Chula Vista, CA260,5983041,3161,620

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Fort Wayne, IN260,9543832,6183,001
      Jersey City, NJ261,6664561,7702,226
      Buffalo, NY258,9891,0433,8154,858
      Orlando, FL263,3067964,8155,611
      St. Petersburg, FL253,5856243,3033,927
      Chula Vista, CA260,5983041,3161,620
      Source: The Chula Vista, 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.