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Total crime 53%
Violent crime 53%
Property crime 54%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2018 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2019; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peoplePacifica/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime473n/a (estimate)1,2022,8282,580
Murder0n/a0.04.45.0
Rape20n/a50.839.242.6
Robbery16n/a40.7137.386.2
Assault35n/a89.0266.5246.8
Violent crime71n/a (estimate)180447381
Burglary70n/a177.9416.2376.0
Theft304n/a772.81,571.81,594.6
Vehicle theft28n/a71.2392.4228.9
Property crime402n/a (estimate)1,0222,3802,200

Key findings

  • Pacifica crime rates are 53% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Pacifica are 53% lower than the national average
  • In Pacifica you have a 1 in 84 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Pacifica is safer than 63% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Pacifica has decreased by 23%

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 2.35 times less than the California average and 2.15 times less than the national average. Violent daily crime statistics in Pacifica are 2.48 times less than the California average and 2.11 times less than the national average. For property crime, Pacifica has a daily crime rate that is 2.33 times less than the California average and 2.15 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 82% of cities in California and 63% 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 555
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Pacifica is 1 in 98
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Pacifica is 1 in 84
      Interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Pacifica? In Pacifica, you have a 1 in 555 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 98. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Pacifica, CA is 1 in 84.

      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 decreased by 18% in Pacifica, while property crimes in Pacifica have decreased by 24%. Total crime has decreased by 23% 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, CA2,89570373443
      West Menlo Park, CA3,83085453538
      Moss Beach, CA3,70685453538
      Emerald Lake Hills, CA4,716116618734
      Highlands-Baywood Park, CA4,261116618734
      Hillsborough, CA11,31278777855
      El Granada, CA6,132145774919
      Pacifica, CA38,8441801,0221,202

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Mableton, GA38,8393442,7103,054
      Tupelo, MS38,8562102,1562,366
      Marumsco, VA38,8152542,1142,367
      Huber Heights, OH38,7951502,4122,563
      Hallandale Beach, FL38,9515403,2223,762
      Pacifica, CA38,8441801,0221,202
      Source: The Pacifica, CA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2018. 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.