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Total crime 25%
Violent crime 25%
Property crime 34%
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.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleMalibu/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime417n/a (estimate)3,2302,8282,580
Murder1n/a7.74.45.0
Rape9n/a69.739.242.6
Robbery9n/a69.7137.386.2
Assault18n/a139.4266.5246.8
Violent crime37n/a (estimate)287447381
Burglary74n/a573.2416.2376.0
Theft277n/a2,145.51,571.81,594.6
Vehicle theft29n/a224.6392.4228.9
Property crime380n/a (estimate)2,9432,3802,200

Key findings

  • Malibu crime rates are 25% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Malibu are 25% lower than the national average
  • In Malibu you have a 1 in 31 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Malibu is safer than 30% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Malibu has increased by 3%

Malibu crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Malibu (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Malibu, CA per 100,000 people. In Malibu, the total number of daily crimes is 1.14 times more than the California average and 1.25 times more than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Malibu is 1.56 times less than the California average and 1.33 times less than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Malibu has a daily crime rate that is 1.24 times more than the California average and 1.34 times more than the national average.

      How Safe is Malibu (higher is better)

      Are people any safer living in Malibu in comparison to other California communities and all other areas throughout the United States? When we look at all cities across America, is Malibu safe? The evidence provided by these graphs show Malibu being safer than 39% of cities in California and 30% 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 Malibu. In conclusion, Malibu ranks below average compared to the rest of the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Malibu

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Malibu is 1 in 349
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Malibu is 1 in 34
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Malibu is 1 in 31
      Interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Malibu? In Malibu, you have a 1 in 349 chance of falling victim to a violent crime, such as rape, robbery, assault, or even murder. In terms of property crime, your chances of being a victim are 1 in 34. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Malibu, CA is 1 in 31.

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

      An ideal indicator of whether Malibu is becoming a safer or more dangerous place to live can be done by analyzing the year over year crime rates per 100,000 people. Year over year violent crime in Malibu has decreased by 2% and the rate of property crime in Malibu has increased by 4%. The total crime rate in Malibu has increased by 3% year to year.

      Malibu police department

      ItemMalibuCaliforniaNational
      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
      Lake Sherwood, CA1,65163334397
      Bell Canyon, CA2,15970373443
      Santa Rosa Valley, CA3,60185453538
      Hidden Hills, CA1,5730777777
      Topanga, CA7,858157835992
      Oak Park, CA14,8851709071,077
      Casa Conejo, CA3,1801879931,180
      Malibu, CA12,8532872,9433,230

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Luling, LA12,8553832,3302,713
      Monfort Heights, OH12,8501901,4811,671
      Grovetown, GA12,848961,2791,375
      Gaffney, SC12,8598117,0857,896
      Grass Valley, CA12,8615383,9764,514
      Malibu, CA12,8532872,9433,230
      Source: The Malibu, 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.