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Total crime 56%
Violent crime 64%
Property crime 55%
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 peopleEncinitas/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime691n/a (estimate)1,0912,7722,489
Murder2n/a3.24.35.0
Rape10n/a15.837.542.6
Robbery15n/a23.7132.481.6
Assault59n/a93.2267.1250.2
Violent crime86n/a (estimate)136441379
Burglary115n/a181.6386.1340.5
Theft422n/a666.51,586.31,549.5
Vehicle theft68n/a107.4358.8219.9
Property crime605n/a (estimate)9552,3312,110

Key findings

  • Encinitas crime rates are 56% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Encinitas are 64% lower than the national average
  • In Encinitas you have a 1 in 92 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Encinitas is safer than 69% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Encinitas has decreased by 24%

Encinitas crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Encinitas (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Encinitas, CA per 100,000 people. In Encinitas, the total number of daily crimes is 2.54 times less than the California average and 2.28 times less than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Encinitas is 3.25 times less than the California average and 2.79 times less than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Encinitas has a daily crime rate that is 2.44 times less than the California average and 2.21 times less than the national average.

      How Safe is Encinitas (higher is better)

      Are people any safer living in Encinitas in comparison to other California communities and all other areas throughout the United States? When we look at all cities across America, is Encinitas safe? The evidence provided by these graphs show Encinitas being safer than 88% of cities in California and 69% 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 Encinitas. In conclusion, Encinitas ranks above average compared to the rest of the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Encinitas

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Encinitas is 1 in 737
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Encinitas is 1 in 105
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Encinitas is 1 in 92
      Are you at risk of becoming a victim of crime in Encinitas, California? If you reside in Encinitas, then there is a 1 in 737 chance that you will experience a violent crime. These types of crimes may include homicide, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Your risk of being a victim of property crime is 1 in 105. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 92 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Encinitas.

      Year Over Year Crime In Encinitas (per 100,000 people)

      The year over year change in crime per 100,000 people helps to understand whether crime in Encinitas, CA is on the rise or declining. The violent crime rate in Encinitas has decreased by 24%, while the property crime rate in Encinitas has decreased by 23% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Encinitas has decreased by 24% with regards to total crimes year over year.

      Encinitas police department

      ItemEncinitasCaliforniaNational
      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
      Fairbanks Ranch, CA2,86469366435
      Rancho Santa Fe, CA2,76369366435
      Hidden Meadows, CA3,648145766911
      Poway, CA49,6751029811,084
      San Marcos, CA91,4791969691,164
      Solana Beach, CA13,312971,2871,384
      Lake San Marcos, CA4,5292411,2741,515
      Encinitas, CA62,1601369551,091

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Coon Rapids, MN62,1591322,1042,237
      North Miami, FL62,1587983,8164,614
      Poinciana, FL62,1455713,2443,816
      Sammamish, WA62,13634605639
      Hamilton, OH62,2594263,5854,011
      Encinitas, CA62,1601369551,091
      Source: The Encinitas, 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.