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Total crime 32%
Violent crime 58%
Property crime 27%
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.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleDel Mar/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime74n/a (estimate)1,6942,7722,489
Murder0n/a0.04.35.0
Rape1n/a22.937.542.6
Robbery2n/a45.8132.481.6
Assault4n/a91.6267.1250.2
Violent crime7n/a (estimate)160441379
Burglary17n/a389.1386.1340.5
Theft37n/a846.91,586.31,549.5
Vehicle theft13n/a297.6358.8219.9
Property crime67n/a (estimate)1,5342,3312,110

Key findings

  • Del Mar crime rates are 32% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Del Mar are 58% lower than the national average
  • In Del Mar you have a 1 in 60 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Del Mar is safer than 56% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Del Mar has decreased by 44%

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

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      Daily Crime In Del Mar (per 100,000 people)

      The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in Del Mar, CA per 100,000 people. In Del Mar, the number of daily crimes is projected to be 1.64 times less than the California average and 1.47 times less than the national average. The average number of daily violent crimes in Del Mar is 2.75 times less than the California average and 2.37 times less than the daily national average. With regards to property crimes, Del Mar has a daily crime rate that is 1.52 times less than the California average and 1.38 times less than the overall daily national average.

      How Safe is Del Mar (higher is better)

      What are the odds that you'll be safer in Del Mar, California compared to other areas of California, as well as the rest of America? When it comes down to it, is Del Mar safe? In the graphs above, it shows that Del Mar is safer than 74% of California cities, and 56% compared to all other cities across America. These statistics are calculated by taking a closer look at each city's crime rate in California, as well as the rest of the US. It is then determined which cities see less crime than Del Mar. At this time, Del Mar sees a above average rate of crime in comparison to other United States cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Del Mar

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Del Mar is 1 in 625
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Del Mar is 1 in 66
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Del Mar is 1 in 60
      How likely are you to become a victim of crime? In Del Mar, California you have a 1 in 625 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 66 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 60 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Del Mar.

      Year Over Year Crime In Del Mar (per 100,000 people)

      A good indicator of whether Del Mar is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live can be determined by analyzing the year over year crime rate (per 100,000 people). The number of violent crimes in Del Mar has decreased by 50%, while the property crime rate in Del Mar has decreased by 43% year over year. The number of total crimes in Del Mar has decreased by 44% year over year.

      Del Mar police department

      ItemDel MarCaliforniaNational
      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
      Rancho Santa Fe, CA2,76369366435
      Fairbanks Ranch, CA2,86469366435
      Poway, CA49,6751029811,084
      Encinitas, CA62,1601369551,091
      San Marcos, CA91,4791969691,164
      Solana Beach, CA13,312971,2871,384
      Lake San Marcos, CA4,5292411,2741,515
      Del Mar, CA4,3121601,5341,694

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Florence, MS4,31367267333
      Pinetop-Lakeside, AZ4,3144723,2123,684
      Williamstown, MA4,31575885960
      Monte Vista, CO4,3154653,8444,310
      West Laurel, MD4,3092441,0471,290
      Del Mar, CA4,3121601,5341,694
      Source: The Del Mar, 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.