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Total crime 24%
Violent crime 8%
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 peopleEscondido/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime2,909n/a (estimate)1,8992,7722,489
Murder4n/a2.64.35.0
Rape51n/a33.337.542.6
Robbery143n/a93.3132.481.6
Assault338n/a220.6267.1250.2
Violent crime536n/a (estimate)350441379
Burglary379n/a247.4386.1340.5
Theft1,599n/a1,043.61,586.31,549.5
Vehicle theft395n/a257.8358.8219.9
Property crime2,373n/a (estimate)1,5492,3312,110

Key findings

  • Escondido crime rates are 24% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Escondido are 8% lower than the national average
  • In Escondido you have a 1 in 53 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Escondido is safer than 36% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Escondido has decreased by 11%

Escondido crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Escondido (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Escondido, CA per 100,000 people. In Escondido, the total number of daily crimes is 1.46 times less than the California average and 1.31 times less than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Escondido is 1.26 times less than the California average and 1.08 times less than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Escondido has a daily crime rate that is 1.51 times less than the California average and 1.36 times less than the national average.

      How Safe is Escondido (higher is better)

      Compared to the other cities in California and all other cities across the US, is Escondido safe? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Escondido is safer than 49% of other cities in the state of California. In addition, Escondido is safer than 36% of cities in the entire United States. To achieve these results, all California and United States cities were analyzed to determine how many locations had a lower crime rate than Escondido. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Escondido is below average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Escondido

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Escondido is 1 in 286
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Escondido is 1 in 65
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Escondido is 1 in 53
      Are you at risk of becoming a victim of crime in Escondido, California? If you reside in Escondido, then there is a 1 in 286 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 65. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 53 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Escondido.

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

      The year over year change in crime per 100,000 people helps to understand whether crime in Escondido, CA is on the rise or declining. The violent crime rate in Escondido has not changed, while the property crime rate in Escondido has decreased by 13% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Escondido has decreased by 11% with regards to total crimes year over year.

      Escondido police department

      ItemEscondidoCaliforniaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)19951,506558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.43.63.3
      There are a total of 199 Escondido police officers. This results in 1.4 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 62.6% less than the California average and 58.5% less than the National average.

      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
      Hidden Meadows, CA3,648145766911
      Bonsall, CA4,294149785934
      Poway, CA49,6751029811,084
      Encinitas, CA62,1601369551,091
      San Marcos, CA91,4791969691,164
      Escondido, CA149,9123501,5491,899

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Lakewood, CO149,7934322,9383,371
      Kansas City, KS149,7556353,5774,213
      Rockford, IL149,5971,1743,3274,501
      Sunnyvale, CA149,5961672,1832,350
      Alexandria, VA151,4731771,5511,729
      Escondido, CA149,9123501,5491,899
      Source: The Escondido, 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.