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Total crime 37%
Violent crime 47%
Property crime 35%
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 peoplePacifica/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime612n/a (estimate)1,5722,7722,489
Murder1n/a2.64.35.0
Rape22n/a56.537.542.6
Robbery14n/a36.0132.481.6
Assault42n/a107.9267.1250.2
Violent crime79n/a (estimate)203441379
Burglary81n/a208.0386.1340.5
Theft408n/a1,047.81,586.31,549.5
Vehicle theft44n/a113.0358.8219.9
Property crime533n/a (estimate)1,3692,3312,110

Key findings

  • Pacifica crime rates are 37% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Pacifica are 47% lower than the national average
  • In Pacifica you have a 1 in 64 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Pacifica is safer than 53% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Pacifica has increased by 31%

Pacifica crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Pacifica (per 100,000 people)

      The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Pacifica, per 100,000 residents. In Pacifica, the total number of daily crimes is 1.76 times less than the California average and 1.58 times less than the national average. Violent daily crime statistics in Pacifica are 2.17 times less than the California average and 1.87 times less than the national average. For property crime, Pacifica has a daily crime rate that is 1.70 times less than the California average and 1.54 times less than the daily national average.

      How Safe is Pacifica (higher is better)

      Are people any safer living in Pacifica in comparison to other California communities and all other areas throughout the United States? When we look at all cities across America, is Pacifica safe? The evidence provided by these graphs show Pacifica being safer than 73% of cities in California and 53% 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 Pacifica. In conclusion, Pacifica ranks above average compared to the rest of the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Pacifica

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Pacifica is 1 in 493
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Pacifica is 1 in 74
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Pacifica is 1 in 64
      Interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Pacifica? In Pacifica, you have a 1 in 493 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 74. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Pacifica, CA is 1 in 64.

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

      The year over year crime rate per 100,000 people for Pacifica is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining if living in Pacifica has become safer or more dangerous. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have increased by 13% in Pacifica, while property crimes in Pacifica have increased by 34%. Total crime has increased by 31% year over year.

      Pacifica police department

      ItemPacificaCaliforniaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)3751,506558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.03.63.3
      There are a total of 37 Pacifica police officers. This results in 1.0 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 73.1% less than the California average and 70.1% 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
      Montara, CA2,89569366435
      Moss Beach, CA3,70684444528
      West Menlo Park, CA3,83084444528
      Emerald Lake Hills, CA4,716115605720
      Highlands-Baywood Park, CA4,261115605720
      Hillsborough, CA11,31243842885
      Woodside, CA5,496143758901
      Pacifica, CA38,8442031,3691,572

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Mableton, GA38,8393592,5012,860
      Tupelo, MS38,8562492,1312,381
      Marumsco, VA38,8152642,0852,348
      Huber Heights, OH38,7951992,3312,530
      Hallandale Beach, FL38,9514423,0873,529
      Pacifica, CA38,8442031,3691,572
      Source: The Pacifica, 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.