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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2022 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2023; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleMoorpark/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime232n/a (estimate)6502,8432,324
Violent crime17n/a (estimate)48500370
Vehicle theft32n/a89.7471.9282.7
Property crime215n/a (estimate)6022,3431,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Moorpark, CA

The Moorpark crime rates are 72% lower than the national average. There are two main categories of crime - violent crime and property crime. Violent crime consists of murder, rape, robbery and assault, while property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. There were a total of 17 violent crimes in Moorpark (48 per 100,000 people), which is 87.1% lower than the national average and there were a total of 215 property crimes (602 per 100,000 residents) which is 69.2% lower than average.

Boasting a crime rate of 650, well below the national average of 2324, Moorpark emerges as a standout destination for those seeking a secure place to reside in the United States. This crime rate is derived from the total occurrences of both violent and property crimes per 100,000 residents, underscoring the unwavering dedication of Moorpark to ensure a safe living environment for its residents.

Moorpark has one of the lowest violent crime rates of all cities in the United States. With a rate of 48 violent crimes per 100,000 people, Moorpark ranks among the safest cities in the United States making it an attractive choice for those seeking a new place to call home.

Property crime rates per 100,000 people have declined steadily since 1990, but did see a slight increase in recent years. Based on the most recent crime data, Moorpark has a property crime rate of 602 crimes per 100,000 people, which is far below the national average of 1954. This is a good indicator that Moorpark is a safe place to live.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in Moorpark?

AreaVibes has conducted polls asking local residents if they feel safe living in Moorpark. Based on the results of the surveys (21 responses), 81% of people felt that there was very little crime in Moorpark and felt safe walking alone at night. While 19% of people felt that it was not a safe place to live and did not feel safe walking alone at night.

Is Moorpark a Safe Place to Live?

Is Moorpark a safe place to live? While the answer may not be straightforward due to variations in safety levels across the city, gaining an understanding of the overall crime rate can prove to be advantageous. In general, Moorpark has a crime rate that is lower than the national average by 72%. Breaking this down on a daily basis, it translates to 0.64 daily incidents, encompassing 0.05 violent crimes and 0.59 property crimes. Evaluating these statistics can aid in forming a more informed perspective on the safety of Moorpark as a potential place to call home.

Has Crime in Moorpark Increased Since Last Year?

Examining year-over-year crime data provides insights into short-term trends with regards to the crime activity in Moorpark. This analysis involves comparing crime rates from one year to the next, enabling the identification of patterns and fluctuations in crime. Such information proves invaluable to residents seeking to make well-informed decisions about their choice of residence. In the most recent year, compared to the previous one, total crime in Moorpark has decreased by 4.1%. Specifically, violent crime has didn't change by 0%, while property crime has decreased by 4.4%. This data empowers individuals with a clearer understanding of the evolving safety landscape in Moorpark.

Potential Causes for Crime in Moorpark

In areas where employment options are limited or where a significant proportion of jobs offer meager wages, the likelihood of heightened unemployment and homelessness increases. Regions facing challenges related to unemployment or inadequate income may become more vulnerable to a surge in crime stemming from economic instability. While low unemployment rates tend to lead to reduced crime in most areas. Moorpark currently has an unemployment rate of 2.6%, contrasting with the national average of 4.7%. This could be one of many factors that could contribute to a higher or lower crime rate.

Escalating cost of living expenses, encompassing exorbitant housing costs, grocery and healthcare expenditures, can induce financial strain on individuals and families, particularly those with limited financial resources. Such economic stress may propel individuals towards criminal activities, including theft or burglary, as a means of addressing their financial hardships. Conversely, cities characterized by a lower cost of living may alleviate economic pressures, potentially resulting in a reduced crime rate. In Moorpark, the cost of living is 62.82% higher than the national average, reflecting a more affordable economic environment that could contribute to a decrease in crime levels.

The impact of law enforcement and community policing efforts plays a crucial role in shaping crime rates in any city. A robust and cooperative bond between law enforcement and the community can serve as a deterrent to criminal activities, enhancing overall safety. In Moorpark, the ratio of police officers and civilians per 1,000 residents stands at 0, differing from the national average of 3.25. Effective law enforcement hinges not solely on officer numbers but also on the manner in which they interact and collaborate with the community. Building trust and cooperation are central tenets of community policing, amplifying its influence on crime prevention.

Moorpark crime map

The Moorpark crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Moorpark as reported by the local law enforcement agencies. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Moorpark crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level. Please note that the red areas on the Moorpark crime map does not always indicate that it is a dangerous area for its residents. Areas on the heat map could be inflated if they are located in high traffic areas like airports, sports centers or large parks. Other areas on the heat map could see increased crime rates if they are located in major tourist areas like the downtown core.
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Crime Quick Facts

  • Moorpark crime rates are 72% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Moorpark are 87% lower than the national average
  • In Moorpark you have a 1 in 154 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Moorpark is safer than 86% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Moorpark has decreased by 2%

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        Daily Crime In Moorpark (per 100,000 people)

        The graph above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Moorpark 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 Moorpark (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to California, are 4.37 times less than the state average and 3.58 times less than than national average. Violent crimes committed in Moorpark on a daily basis are 10.49 times less than than California average and 7.76 times less than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Moorpark are 3.89 times less than the daily state average and 3.24 times less than the daily national numbers.

        How Safe is Moorpark (higher is better)

        What are the odds that you'll be safer in Moorpark, California compared to other areas of California, as well as the rest of America? When it comes down to it, is Moorpark safe? In the graphs above, it shows that Moorpark is safer than 98% of California cities, and 86% compared to all other cities across America. These statistics are calculated by taking a closer look at each city's crime rate in California, as well as the rest of the US. It is then determined which cities see less crime than Moorpark. At this time, Moorpark sees a above average rate of crime in comparison to other United States cities.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Moorpark

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Moorpark is 1 in 2100
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Moorpark is 1 in 167
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Moorpark is 1 in 154
        Are you at risk of becoming a victim of crime in Moorpark, California? If you reside in Moorpark, then there is a 1 in 2100 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 167. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 154 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Moorpark.

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

        Determining whether Moorpark is becoming less or more safe for its residents (per 100,000) is most easily done by comparing year-over-year crime rates. Moorpark violent crime rates have increased by 4%. At the same time, property crime has decreased by 2% year over year. Total crimes for Moorpark has decreased by 2% in the same time frame.

        Moorpark police department

        Item Moorpark California National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a51,506558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a3.63.3

        Sex offenders in California

        State Total offenders California /100K National /100K
        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.

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        Source: The Moorpark, CA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2022. 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.