Reported Annual Crime In Morro Bay

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleMorro Bay/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime219n/a (estimate)2,0442,9462,745
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleMorro Bay/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.04.65.3
Rape2n/a18.737.241.7
Robbery4n/a37.3143.298.0
Assault16n/a149.3264.2248.9
Violent crime22n/a (estimate)205449383
Burglary35n/a326.6446.9430.4
Theft152n/a1,418.41,623.91,694.4
Vehicle theft10n/a93.3425.9237.4
Property crime197n/a (estimate)1,8382,4972,362

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The table above illustrates an overview of the annual crime reported in Morro Bay, CA. These figures on reported criminal activity in Morro Bay, CA, based on a reported crime per 100,000 citizens, is shown in order to compare these rates across disparate categories. You will notice that the crimes collected here, for comparison purposes, have been separated between violent crimes and those involving or threatening property. According to the annual crime data, the crime rate in Morro Bay, CA is 31% lower than the average of the whole of the state of California, and when compared with the national average, is 26% lower than. When looking at violent crimes, Morro Bay, CA has 54% lower than violent crime rate than California average, while remaining 46% lower than the national average. In property crime, Morro Bay, CA is 26% lower than the average of California and is 22% lower than the national average.
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The Morro Bay crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Morro Bay 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 Morro Bay crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Morro Bay is 26% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 5.6 daily crimes that occur in Morro Bay.
  • Morro Bay is safer than 52% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Morro Bay you have a 1 in 49 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Morro Bay has decreased by 33%.

Compare Morro Bay, CA Crime To Other Cities

Daily Crime In Morro Bay (per 100,000 people)

The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Morro Bay, CA per 100,000 residents. Additionally, daily crime statistics are also listed for California as well as national figures. In Morro Bay, CA the total number of daily crimes is 1.44 times less than the California average and 1.34 times less than the national average. Violent crime statistics in Morro Bay, CA are 2.19 times less than the California average and 1.87 times less than the national average. Regarding crimes committed against personal property, Morro Bay, CA has a daily crime rate that is 1.36 times less than the California average and 1.28 times less than the daily national average.

How Safe is Morro Bay (higher is better)

Many people wonder how safe they are in Morro Bay, CA in comparison to other notable cities in the state of California as well as in comparison to the rest of the nation. Using the gauges above, which document and compare safety in Morro Bay, CA to other cities in the state and across the country, Morro Bay, CA is 72% safer than other cities of California and 52% safer than other cities in the nation. When referring to the results, which show crime scores in California cities and all around the United States, Morro Bay, CA has a ranking of above average in comparison to other cities in the country, which is determined my comparing Morro Bay, CA crime rate to all the other cities investigated.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Morro Bay

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Morro Bay is 1 in 488
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Morro Bay is 1 in 55
The chance of being a victim of crime in Morro Bay is 1 in 49
Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Morro Bay, CA? The graphics above display the likelihood of becoming victimized by an illegal act such as a crime including violence or property damage. If you reside in Morro Bay, CA, the likelihood that you will suffer a violent crime is 1 in 488. These sorts of violent crimes include murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Illegal actions against property are represented by a likelihood of 1 in 55 that you become a victim. These sorts of crimes against personal property include burglary, theft, and auto theft. In total, the likelihood of being victimized by a crime in Morro Bay, CA is 1 in 49.

Year Over Year Crime In Morro Bay (per 100,000 people)

An analysis of year to year crime rates in Morro Bay, CA is a useful indicator of whether the area is becoming a safer area to live or a more dangerous area. In the above graph, you can see that the year to year crime rates are shown for the total crime, property crime, and violent crime per 100,000 people. The amount of violent crime in Morro Bay, CA has decreased by 53%, the amount of property crime in Morro Bay, CA has decreased by 29%, and the total amount of crime in Morro Bay, CA has decreased by 33% year to year.

Morro Bay police department

ItemMorro BayCaliforniaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)2151,506558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.03.63.3
There are a total of 21 Morro Bay police officers. This results in 2.0 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 44.2% less than the California average and 38% 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
Los Ranchos, CA1,63063350413
Avila Beach, CA1,24263350413
Cayucos, CA2,98781449529
Santa Margarita, CA1,3461659191,085
Cambria, CA6,1982451,3601,605
Atascadero, CA29,5163491,6892,038
Edna, CA2103341,8552,188
Morro Bay, CA10,5192051,8382,044

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Harrison, OH10,522531,6181,672
Maynard, MA10,526195502697
Bound Brook, NJ10,5121611,5661,727
Farmington, MI10,52638845883
Milford, DE10,5329185,7476,665
Morro Bay, CA10,5192051,8382,044
Source: The Morro Bay, 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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