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Total crime 45%
Violent crime 46%
Property crime 45%
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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2020 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2021; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleEncinitas/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime809n/a (estimate)1,2832,5812,346
Murder0n/a0.05.66.5
Rape10n/a15.934.238.4
Robbery24n/a38.1113.673.9
Assault99n/a157.0288.7279.7
Violent crime133n/a (estimate)211442388
Burglary143n/a226.8369.7314.2
Theft477n/a756.51,341.71,398.0
Vehicle theft56n/a88.8427.6246.0
Property crime676n/a (estimate)1,0722,1391,958

Key findings

  • Encinitas crime rates are 45% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Encinitas are 46% lower than the national average
  • In Encinitas you have a 1 in 78 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Encinitas is safer than 57% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Encinitas has increased by 18%

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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 2.01 times less than the California average and 1.83 times less than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Encinitas is 2.10 times less than the California average and 1.84 times less than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Encinitas has a daily crime rate that is 2.00 times less than the California average and 1.83 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 79% of cities in California and 57% 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 475
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Encinitas is 1 in 94
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Encinitas is 1 in 78
      Are you at risk of becoming a victim of crime in Encinitas, California? If you reside in Encinitas, then there is a 1 in 475 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 94. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 78 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 increased by 55%, while the property crime rate in Encinitas has increased by 12% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Encinitas has increased by 18% 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

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Fairbanks Ranch, CA2,86469336405
      Rancho Santa Fe, CA2,76369336405
      Poway, CA49,675107740847
      Hidden Meadows, CA3,648145703848
      San Marcos, CA91,4791989891,186
      Solana Beach, CA13,3121051,1621,267
      Lake San Marcos, CA4,5292421,1691,410
      Encinitas, CA62,1602111,0721,283

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      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Coon Rapids, MN62,1591971,8712,067
      North Miami, FL62,1587623,1823,944
      Poinciana, FL62,1455812,6743,255
      Sammamish, WA62,13628839868
      Hamilton, OH62,2594263,5854,011
      Encinitas, CA62,1602111,0721,283
      Source: The Encinitas, CA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2020. 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.