Total crime 14%
Violent crime 0%
Property crime 16%
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.
Crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, so estimates are used based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidentsSouthwest/100k peopleChula Vista/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime4,4462,221 (estimate)1,6202,8282,580
Violent crime835380 (estimate)304447381
Vehicle theft688n/a250.8392.4228.9
Property crime3,6111,841 (estimate)1,3162,3802,200

Key findings

  • Southwest crime rates are 14% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Southwest are equal to the national average
  • In Southwest you have a 1 in 46 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Southwest is safer than 56% of the cities in California
  • Year over year crime in Chula Vista has decreased by 6%

Southwest crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Southwest (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Southwest

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Southwest is 1 in 264
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Southwest is 1 in 55
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Southwest is 1 in 46

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

      Chula Vista police department

      ItemSouthwestChula 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, CA3,07199526625
      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
      Casa de Oro-Mount Helix, CA20,1373041,6181,922
      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 Southwest, 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.