Total crime 48%
Violent crime 103%
Property crime 38%
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.
Crime data for this area is not available from the FBI. Either data from local enforcement agencies is applied or estimates are created based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidentsNorthwest/100k peopleChula Vista/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime4,7203,674 (estimate)1,7152,7722,489
Violent crime904770 (estimate)328441379
Vehicle theft827n/a300.5358.8219.9
Property crime3,8162,904 (estimate)1,3862,3312,110

Key findings

  • Northwest crime rates are 48% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Northwest are 103% higher than the national average
  • In Northwest you have a 1 in 28 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Northwest is safer than 29% of the cities in California
  • Year over year crime in Chula Vista has increased by 6%

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      Daily Crime In Northwest (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Northwest

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Northwest is 1 in 130
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Northwest is 1 in 35
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Northwest is 1 in 28

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

      Chula Vista police department

      ItemNorthwestChula VistaCalifornia
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a29951,506
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a1.23.6

      Sex offenders in California

      StateTotal offendersCalifornia /100KNational /100K
      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, CA3,07198515613
      Crest, CA2,7331799471,126
      Jamul, CA5,6402241,1861,411
      Imperial Beach, CA27,1802611,2001,461
      Spring Valley CDP (Lake County), CA1,1542381,2591,497
      Coronado, CA24,852431,5341,577
      Harbison Canyon, CA4,1282831,4951,778
      Chula Vista, CA260,5983281,3861,715

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Fort Wayne, IN260,9543622,7613,123
      Jersey City, NJ261,6665231,9042,427
      Buffalo, NY258,9899913,2454,236
      Orlando, FL263,3067384,8275,565
      St. Petersburg, FL253,5855953,2103,805
      Chula Vista, CA260,5983281,3861,715
      Source: The Northwest, Chula Vista, 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.