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Total crime 41%
Violent crime 31%
Property crime 43%
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 peopleImperial Beach/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime403n/a (estimate)1,4612,7722,489
Murder0n/a0.04.35.0
Rape5n/a18.137.542.6
Robbery16n/a58.0132.481.6
Assault51n/a184.9267.1250.2
Violent crime72n/a (estimate)261441379
Burglary57n/a206.6386.1340.5
Theft195n/a707.01,586.31,549.5
Vehicle theft79n/a286.4358.8219.9
Property crime331n/a (estimate)1,2002,3312,110

Key findings

  • Imperial Beach crime rates are 41% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Imperial Beach are 31% lower than the national average
  • In Imperial Beach you have a 1 in 69 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Imperial Beach is safer than 48% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Imperial Beach has decreased by 7%

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

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      Daily Crime In Imperial Beach (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Imperial Beach on a daily basis (per 100,000 people) to crimes committed throughout the state of California and the USA. According to the latest crime statistics, daily crimes in Imperial Beach (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to California, are 1.90 times less than the state average and 1.70 times less than than national average. Violent crimes committed in Imperial Beach on a daily basis are 1.69 times less than than California average and 1.45 times less than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Imperial Beach are 1.94 times less than the daily state average and 1.76 times less than the daily national numbers.

      How Safe is Imperial Beach (higher is better)

      Is Imperial Beach safe in comparison to other cities in the state of California as well as in comparison to the rest of the areas across the United States. Using the gauges above, which compare crime in Imperial Beach to other cities in the state and across the country, Imperial Beach is 67% safer than other cities of California and 48% safer than other cities in the nation. Imperial Beach has a ranks below average in comparison to other cities in the country.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Imperial Beach

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Imperial Beach is 1 in 384
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Imperial Beach is 1 in 84
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Imperial Beach is 1 in 69
      How likely are you to become a victim of crime? In Imperial Beach, California you have a 1 in 384 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 84 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 69 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Imperial Beach.

      Year Over Year Crime In Imperial Beach (per 100,000 people)

      An analysis of year to year crime rates in Imperial Beach, California (per 100,000 people) is a useful indicator of whether the area is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live. The amount of violent crime in Imperial Beach has decreased by 9%, the amount of property crime in Imperial Beach has decreased by 6%, and the total amount of crime in Imperial Beach has decreased by 7% year over year.

      Imperial Beach police department

      ItemImperial BeachCaliforniaNational
      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
      Jamul, CA5,6402241,1861,411
      Spring Valley CDP (Lake County), CA1,1542381,2591,497
      Coronado, CA24,852431,5341,577
      Chula Vista, CA260,5983281,3861,715
      Casa de Oro-Mount Helix, CA20,1373001,5851,885
      La Mesa, CA59,1252911,6701,961
      Bonita, CA12,8853201,6912,011
      Imperial Beach, CA27,1802611,2001,461

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Isla Vista, CA27,1796313,3343,965
      Thomasville, NC27,1785193,2863,805
      Alton, IL27,1751,0174,1775,193
      Anderson, SC27,2066463,7144,360
      New London, CT27,2182941,7172,011
      Imperial Beach, CA27,1802611,2001,461
      Source: The Imperial Beach, 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.