Reported Annual Crime In La Mesa

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleLa Mesa/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,353n/a (estimate)2,2392,9462,745
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleLa Mesa/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder3n/a5.04.65.3
Rape11n/a18.237.241.7
Robbery50n/a82.7143.298.0
Assault96n/a158.9264.2248.9
Violent crime160n/a (estimate)265449383
Burglary177n/a292.9446.9430.4
Theft823n/a1,362.01,623.91,694.4
Vehicle theft193n/a319.4425.9237.4
Property crime1,193n/a (estimate)1,9742,4972,362

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The table above offers a complete overview of all reported annual crimes in La Mesa, CA. The total number of reported crimes in La Mesa, CA is shown and for comparison purposes, each crime is also displayed based on the number of crimes per 100,000 people. The crimes are also broken down into two categories; violent crimes and property crimes. The table shows that the overall La Mesa, CA crime rate is 24% lower than the California average and is 18% lower than the national average. Looking at violent crime specifically, La Mesa, CA has a violent crime rate that is 41% lower than the California average and 31% lower than the national average. For property crime, La Mesa, CA is 21% lower than the California average and 16% lower than the national average.
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The La Mesa crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in La Mesa as reported by the local law enforcement agency. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with low crime compared to the areas with high crime. The La Mesa crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in La Mesa is 18% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 6.13 daily crimes that occur in La Mesa.
  • La Mesa is safer than 44% of the cities in the United States.
  • In La Mesa you have a 1 in 45 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in La Mesa has decreased by 31%.

Compare La Mesa, CA Crime To Other Cities

Daily Crime In La Mesa (per 100,000 people)

The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in La Mesa, CA per 100,000 residents. Additionally, daily crime statistics are also listed for California as well as national figures. In La Mesa, CA the total number of daily crimes is 1.32 times less than the California average and 1.23 times less than the national average. Violent crime statistics in La Mesa, CA are 1.70 times less than the California average and 1.45 times less than the national average. Regarding crimes committed against personal property, La Mesa, CA has a daily crime rate that is 1.26 times less than the California average and 1.20 times less than the daily national average.

How Safe is La Mesa (higher is better)

How safe is La Mesa, CA compared to other cities in California and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that La Mesa, CA is safer than 61% of the cities in California and 44% of the cities in the United States. These results are determined by analyzing all cities in California and across the US as a whole and determining how many total cities have a lower crime rate than La Mesa, CA. Overall, La Mesa, CA is ranked below average compared to all other cities across the United States.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in La Mesa

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in La Mesa is 1 in 378
The chance of being a victim of property crime in La Mesa is 1 in 51
The chance of being a victim of crime in La Mesa is 1 in 45
Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in La Mesa, CA? The illustrations above show how likely you are to become a victim of violent crime, property crime or any crime. In La Mesa, CA you have a 1 in 378 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 51 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 45 chance of becoming a victim of crime in La Mesa, CA.

Year Over Year Crime In La Mesa (per 100,000 people)

An ideal indicator of whether La Mesa, CA is becoming a safer or more dangerous residential area or not is an analysis of the crime rate in the area from year to year. In the above illustration, the year to year crime rates are visualized per 100,000 people for property, violent, and total crime. Year to year rate of violent crime in La Mesa, CA has decreased by 19% and the rate of property crime in La Mesa, CA has decreased by 32%. The total crime rate in La Mesa, CA has decreased by 31% year to year.

La Mesa police department

ItemLa MesaCaliforniaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)9451,506558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.63.63.3
There are a total of 94 La Mesa police officers. This results in 1.6 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 55.5% less than the California average and 50.5% less than the National average.

Sex offenders in California

StateTotal offendersCalifornia /100KNational /100K
California68,119197222
There are a total of 68,119 sex offenders in California. This yields a total of 197 sex offenders in California per 100,000 residents which is 11% less than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Granite Hills, CA3,07199552651
Crest, CA2,7331821,0151,197
Jamul, CA5,6402291,2711,499
Coronado, CA24,8521101,3921,502
Spring Valley CDP (Lake County), CA1,1542421,3491,591
Chula Vista, CA260,5982981,4321,730
Santee, CA56,8392651,4791,743
La Mesa, CA59,1252651,9742,239

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Brookline, MA59,180761,1231,199
Rowlett, TX59,2032241,7161,940
Kendale Lakes, FL59,2174782,9463,424
Chapel Hill, NC59,0051332,1562,289
Redmond, WA59,2681503,2513,401
La Mesa, CA59,1252651,9742,239
Source: The La Mesa, CA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2017. 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.
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