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Total crime 6%
Violent crime 5%
Property crime 8%
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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2020 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2021; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleOceanside/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime3,897n/a (estimate)2,2062,5812,346
Murder4n/a2.35.66.5
Rape73n/a41.334.238.4
Robbery139n/a78.7113.673.9
Assault501n/a283.7288.7279.7
Violent crime717n/a (estimate)406442388
Burglary425n/a240.6369.7314.2
Theft2,336n/a1,322.61,341.71,398.0
Vehicle theft419n/a237.2427.6246.0
Property crime3,180n/a (estimate)1,8012,1391,958

Key findings

  • Oceanside crime rates are 6% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Oceanside are 5% higher than the national average
  • In Oceanside you have a 1 in 46 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Oceanside is safer than 30% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Oceanside has decreased by 12%

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

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      Daily Crime In Oceanside (per 100,000 people)

      The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily crimes in Oceanside for every 100,000 residents. The Oceanside total amount of daily crime is 1.17 times less than the California average and 1.06 times less than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Oceanside, is 1.09 times less than the California average, and it is 1.05 times more than the national average. The statistics for property crimes show that Oceanside has a daily crime average that is 1.19 times less than the California average and 1.09 times less than the daily national rate.

      How Safe is Oceanside (higher is better)

      Is Oceanside safe in comparison to other cities in the state of California as well as in comparison to the rest of the areas across the United States. Using the gauges above, which compare crime in Oceanside to other cities in the state and across the country, Oceanside is 39% safer than other cities of California and 30% safer than other cities in the nation. Oceanside has a ranks below average in comparison to other cities in the country.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Oceanside

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Oceanside is 1 in 247
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Oceanside is 1 in 56
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Oceanside is 1 in 46
      Interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Oceanside? In Oceanside, you have a 1 in 247 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 56. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Oceanside, CA is 1 in 46.

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

      An analysis of year to year crime rates in Oceanside, California (per 100,000 people) is a useful indicator of whether the area is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live. The amount of violent crime in Oceanside has increased by 1%, the amount of property crime in Oceanside has decreased by 15%, and the total amount of crime in Oceanside has decreased by 12% year over year.

      Oceanside police department

      ItemOceansideCaliforniaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)28251,506558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.63.63.3
      There are a total of 282 Oceanside police officers. This results in 1.6 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 54.4% less than the California average and 49.3% less than the National average.

      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

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Rancho Santa Fe, CA2,76369336405
      Fairbanks Ranch, CA2,86469336405
      Bonsall, CA4,294149721870
      Rainbow, CA1,780160775935
      San Marcos, CA91,4791989891,186
      Solana Beach, CA13,3121051,1621,267
      Encinitas, CA62,1602111,0721,283
      Oceanside, CA173,8294061,8012,206

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Rancho Cucamonga, CA173,3093081,8252,133
      Santa Rosa, CA173,1655161,6042,120
      Garden Grove, CA174,6762982,2942,592
      Tempe, AZ174,7085503,5634,113
      Fort Lauderdale, FL175,1536284,1564,784
      Oceanside, CA173,8294061,8012,206
      Source: The Oceanside, CA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2020. 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.