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Total crime 53%
Violent crime 76%
Property crime 49%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2019 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2020; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peoplePacific Grove/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime183n/a (estimate)1,1732,7722,489
Murder0n/a0.04.35.0
Rape1n/a6.437.542.6
Robbery1n/a6.4132.481.6
Assault12n/a76.9267.1250.2
Violent crime14n/a (estimate)90441379
Burglary27n/a173.0386.1340.5
Theft136n/a871.51,586.31,549.5
Vehicle theft6n/a38.4358.8219.9
Property crime169n/a (estimate)1,0832,3312,110

Key findings

  • Pacific Grove crime rates are 53% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Pacific Grove are 76% lower than the national average
  • In Pacific Grove you have a 1 in 86 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Pacific Grove is safer than 73% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Pacific Grove has decreased by 45%

Pacific Grove crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Pacific Grove (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Pacific Grove 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 Pacific Grove (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to California, are 2.36 times less than the state average and 2.12 times less than than national average. Violent crimes committed in Pacific Grove on a daily basis are 4.92 times less than than California average and 4.23 times less than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Pacific Grove are 2.15 times less than the daily state average and 1.95 times less than the daily national numbers.

      How Safe is Pacific Grove (higher is better)

      Compared to the other cities in California and all other cities across the US, is Pacific Grove safe? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Pacific Grove is safer than 91% of other cities in the state of California. In addition, Pacific Grove is safer than 73% of cities in the entire United States. To achieve these results, all California and United States cities were analyzed to determine how many locations had a lower crime rate than Pacific Grove. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Pacific Grove is above average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Pacific Grove

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Pacific Grove is 1 in 1115
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Pacific Grove is 1 in 93
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Pacific Grove is 1 in 86
      Are you at risk of becoming a victim of crime in Pacific Grove, California? If you reside in Pacific Grove, then there is a 1 in 1115 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 93. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 86 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Pacific Grove.

      Year Over Year Crime In Pacific Grove (per 100,000 people)

      The year over year change in crime per 100,000 people helps to understand whether crime in Pacific Grove, CA is on the rise or declining. The violent crime rate in Pacific Grove has decreased by 38%, while the property crime rate in Pacific Grove has decreased by 45% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Pacific Grove has decreased by 45% with regards to total crimes year over year.

      Pacific Grove police department

      ItemPacific GroveCaliforniaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)2751,506558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.73.63.3
      There are a total of 27 Pacific Grove police officers. This results in 1.7 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 51.6% less than the California average and 46.2% 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

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Carmel Valley Village, CA4,282115605720
      Del Monte Forest, CA4,819115605720
      Elkhorn, CA1,091131694825
      Seaside, CA34,1202291,2901,519
      Marina, CA20,8161881,5761,763
      Del Rey Oaks, CA1,6834182,3302,748
      Prunedale, CA19,6284552,4072,863
      Pacific Grove, CA15,546901,0831,173

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      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Damascus, MD15,5543621,5541,916
      Adelphi, MD15,5545532,3742,927
      Susanville, CA15,5551,3171,3912,709
      Brunswick, ME15,564491,5551,604
      La Marque, TX15,5674154,5414,957
      Pacific Grove, CA15,546901,0831,173
      Source: The Pacific Grove, CA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2019. 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.