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Total crime 40%
Violent crime 36%
Property crime 41%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2018 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2019; this is the most current data available.
Crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, so estimates are used based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleLake San Marcos/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)1,545 (estimate)2,8282,580
Murdern/an/an/a4.45.0
Rapen/an/an/a39.242.6
Robberyn/an/an/a137.386.2
Assaultn/an/an/a266.5246.8
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)244 (estimate)447381
Burglaryn/an/an/a416.2376.0
Theftn/an/an/a1,571.81,594.6
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a392.4228.9
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)1,300 (estimate)2,3802,200

Key findings

  • Lake San Marcos crime rates are 40% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Lake San Marcos are 36% lower than the national average
  • In Lake San Marcos you have a 1 in 65 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Lake San Marcos is safer than 52% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Lake San Marcos has decreased by 4%

Lake San Marcos crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Lake San Marcos (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Lake San Marcos

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Lake San Marcos is 1 in 410
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Lake San Marcos is 1 in 77
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Lake San Marcos is 1 in 65

      Year Over Year Crime In Lake San Marcos (per 100,000 people)

      Lake San Marcos police department

      ItemLake San MarcosCaliforniaNational
      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, CA2,86470373443
      Rancho Santa Fe, CA2,76370373443
      Hidden Meadows, CA3,648147782929
      Bonsall, CA4,294151802953
      Poway, CA49,6751291,0111,140
      San Marcos, CA91,4792061,0731,278
      Encinitas, CA62,1601791,2481,427
      Lake San Marcos, CA4,5292441,3001,545

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Dansville, NY4,5293431,4091,752
      Margaret, AL4,5301858831,068
      Nashville, AR4,5304043,5023,907
      Phoenix, OR4,5281965,2645,460
      Ludlow, KY4,5282001,6441,844
      Lake San Marcos, CA4,5292441,3001,545
      Source: The Lake San Marcos, 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.