Reported Annual Crime In Pismo Beach

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peoplePismo Beach/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime435n/a (estimate)5,2472,9462,745
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peoplePismo Beach/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.04.65.3
Rape3n/a36.237.241.7
Robbery4n/a48.2143.298.0
Assault35n/a422.1264.2248.9
Violent crime42n/a (estimate)507449383
Burglary88n/a1,061.4446.9430.4
Theft283n/a3,413.31,623.91,694.4
Vehicle theft22n/a265.3425.9237.4
Property crime393n/a (estimate)4,7402,4972,362

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A comprehensive overview of any and all yearly reported crimes in Pismo Beach, CA is shown in the table above. In order to provide more clarity, the total number of crimes is shown as well as the amount of crimes committed per 100,000 people. The crimes indicated in the table are separated into two different categories. These categories are property crimes and violent crimes. According to the table, the overall crime rate is 78% higher than the average of crimes committed in California. It is also 91% higher than the national average. When it comes to violent crimes, Pismo Beach, CA shows a crime rate that is 13% higher than the California average. The crime rate is also 32% higher than the national average. When it comes to property crimes, Pismo Beach, CA is shown to be 90% higher than the California average and 101% higher than the national average.
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The Pismo Beach crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Pismo Beach 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 Pismo Beach crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Pismo Beach is 91% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 14.37 daily crimes that occur in Pismo Beach.
  • Pismo Beach is safer than 13% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Pismo Beach you have a 1 in 20 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Pismo Beach has decreased by 23%.

Compare Pismo Beach, CA Crime To Other Cities

Daily Crime In Pismo Beach (per 100,000 people)

The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Pismo Beach, CA per 100,000 residents. Additionally, daily crime statistics are also listed for California as well as national figures. In Pismo Beach, CA the total number of daily crimes is 1.78 times more than the California average and 1.91 times more than the national average. Violent crime statistics in Pismo Beach, CA are 1.13 times more than the California average and 1.32 times more than the national average. Regarding crimes committed against personal property, Pismo Beach, CA has a daily crime rate that is 1.90 times more than the California average and 2.01 times more than the daily national average.

How Safe is Pismo Beach (higher is better)

Are people any safer living in the Pismo Beach, CA area in comparison to other California communities and all other cities throughout the United States? The evidence provided by these graphs show Pismo Beach, CA being safer than 14% of cities in California and 13% of cities across the United States as a whole. 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 Pismo Beach, CA. In conclusion, Pismo Beach, CA now ranks below average in comparison to all United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Pismo Beach

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Pismo Beach is 1 in 198
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Pismo Beach is 1 in 22
The chance of being a victim of crime in Pismo Beach is 1 in 20
Are you interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Pismo Beach, CA? Just look at the above illustrations to see what your chances are of becoming a victim of any crime, such as property crime or violent crime, in this city. In Pismo Beach, CA, you have a 1 in 198 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 22. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Pismo Beach, CA is 1 in 20.

Year Over Year Crime In Pismo Beach (per 100,000 people)

A good indicator of whether Pismo Beach, CA is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live can be determined by analyzing the year over year crime rate. In the graph above, the year over year crime rates are displayed for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people. The number of violent crimes in Pismo Beach, CA has increased by 103%, while the property crime rate in Pismo Beach, CA has decreased by 28% year over year. The number of total crimes in Pismo Beach, CA has decreased by 23% year over year.

Pismo Beach police department

ItemPismo BeachCaliforniaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)3351,506558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents4.23.63.3
There are a total of 33 Pismo Beach police officers. This results in 4.2 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 17.2% greater than the California average and 30.2% greater 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
Woodlands, CA1,07563350413
Callender, CA1,81495527621
Guadalupe, CA7,25254747802
Blacklake, CA8952571,4301,687
Arroyo Grande, CA17,8421751,7051,881
Pismo Beach, CA7,9845074,7405,247

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Decorah, IA7,985511,0661,116
Ilion, NY7,9864772,0252,502
Summit Park, UT7,986849751,059
Newton, NJ7,9821271,1051,232
Ephrata, WA7,9801865,1695,355
Pismo Beach, CA7,9845074,7405,247
Source: The Pismo Beach, 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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