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Total crime 118%
Violent crime 5%
Property crime 140%
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 peoplePismo Beach/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime469n/a (estimate)5,6352,8282,580
Murder0n/a0.04.45.0
Rape3n/a36.039.242.6
Robbery3n/a36.0137.386.2
Assault24n/a288.4266.5246.8
Violent crime30n/a (estimate)360447381
Burglary129n/a1,549.9416.2376.0
Theft295n/a3,544.41,571.81,594.6
Vehicle theft15n/a180.2392.4228.9
Property crime439n/a (estimate)5,2752,3802,200

Key findings

  • Pismo Beach crime rates are 118% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Pismo Beach are 5% lower than the national average
  • In Pismo Beach you have a 1 in 18 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Pismo Beach is safer than 15% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Pismo Beach has increased by 7%

Pismo Beach crime map

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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 lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Pismo Beach crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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

      The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Pismo Beach, per 100,000 residents. In Pismo Beach, the total number of daily crimes is 1.99 times more than the California average and 2.18 times more than the national average. Violent daily crime statistics in Pismo Beach are 1.24 times less than the California average and 1.06 times less than the national average. For property crime, Pismo Beach has a daily crime rate that is 2.22 times more than the California average and 2.40 times more than the daily national average.

      How Safe is Pismo Beach (higher is better)

      Are people any safer living in Pismo Beach in comparison to other California communities and all other areas throughout the United States? When we look at all cities across America, is Pismo Beach safe? The evidence provided by these graphs show Pismo Beach being safer than 19% of cities in California and 15% 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 Pismo Beach. In conclusion, Pismo Beach ranks below average compared to the rest of the United States.

      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 278
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Pismo Beach is 1 in 19
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Pismo Beach is 1 in 18
      Interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Pismo Beach? In Pismo Beach, you have a 1 in 278 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 19. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Pismo Beach, CA is 1 in 18.

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

      A good indicator of whether Pismo Beach is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live can be determined by analyzing the year over year crime rate (per 100,000 people). The number of violent crimes in Pismo Beach has decreased by 29%, while the property crime rate in Pismo Beach has increased by 11% year over year. The number of total crimes in Pismo Beach has increased by 7% 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
      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
      Avila Beach, CA1,24263334397
      Woodlands, CA1,07563334397
      Los Ranchos, CA1,63063334397
      Callender, CA1,81494502596
      Guadalupe, CA7,252148688837
      Blacklake, CA8952561,3631,619
      Arroyo Grande, CA17,8421321,5681,699
      Pismo Beach, CA7,9843605,2755,635

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Decorah, IA7,985511,0661,116
      Newton, NJ7,9821411,0351,176
      Ilion, NY7,9864681,9262,394
      Summit Park, UT7,98682834916
      Ephrata, WA7,9801495,0485,197
      Pismo Beach, CA7,9843605,2755,635
      Source: The Pismo Beach, 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.