Reported Annual Crime In Poway

In the event that crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, estimates are used. The estimates are based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peoplePoway/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime634n/a (estimate)1,2572,9462,756
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peoplePoway/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.04.65.3
Rape8n/a15.937.241.7
Robbery13n/a25.8143.298.0
Assault37n/a73.4264.2248.9
Violent crime58n/a (estimate)115449394
Burglary136n/a269.6446.9430.4
Theft389n/a771.21,623.91,694.4
Vehicle theft51n/a101.1425.9237.4
Property crime576n/a (estimate)1,1422,4972,362

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The table above offers a complete overview of all reported annual crimes in Poway, CA. The total number of reported crimes in Poway, CA is shown and for comparison purposes, each crime is also displayed based on the number of crimes per 100,000 people. The crimes are also broken down into two categories; violent crimes and property crimes. The table shows that the overall Poway, CA crime rate is 57% lower than the California average and is 54% lower than the national average. Looking at violent crime specifically, Poway, CA has a violent crime rate that is 74% lower than the California average and 71% lower than the national average. For property crime, Poway, CA is 54% lower than the California average and 52% lower than the national average.
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Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Poway is 54% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 3.44 daily crimes that occur in Poway.
  • Poway is safer than 73% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Poway you have a 1 in 80 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Poway has increased by 14%.

Compare Poway, CA Crime To Other Cities

Daily Crime In Poway (per 100,000 people)

The illustration above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Poway, CA on a daily bases (per 100,000 people) to crimes committed throughout the state of California. A comparison to the average number of daily national crimes is displayed as well. According to the latest crime statistics, daily crimes in Poway, CA (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to California state wide, are 2.34 times less than the state average and 2.19 times less than than national statistics. Violent crimes committed in Poway, CA on a daily bases are 3.91 times less than than California average and 3.43 times less than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Poway, CA are 2.19 times less than the daily state average and 2.07 times less than the daily national numbers.

How Safe is Poway (higher is better)

How safe is Poway, CA compared to other cities in California and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Poway, CA is safer than 89% of the cities in California and 73% of the cities in the United States. These results are determined by analyzing all cities in California and across the US as a whole and determining how many total cities have a lower crime rate than Poway, CA. Overall, Poway, CA is ranked above average compared to all other cities across the United States.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Poway

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Poway is 1 in 870
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Poway is 1 in 88
The chance of being a victim of crime in Poway is 1 in 80
Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Poway, CA? The graphics above display the likelihood of becoming victimized by an illegal act such as a crime including violence or property damage. If you reside in Poway, CA, the likelihood that you will suffer a violent crime is 1 in 870. These sorts of violent crimes include murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Illegal actions against property are represented by a likelihood of 1 in 88 that you become a victim. These sorts of crimes against personal property include burglary, theft, and auto theft. In total, the likelihood of being victimized by a crime in Poway, CA is 1 in 80.

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

The year over year change in crime helps to understand whether crime in Poway, CA is on the rise or declining. Analysts use this measure in order to eliminate the effect of changes in crime by the season. Year over year change in crime is shown for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people in the graph above. Clearly, the violent crime rate in Poway, CA has increased by 32%, while the property crime rate in Poway, CA has increased by 12% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Poway, CA has increased by 14% with regards to total crimes year over year.

Poway police department

ItemPowayCaliforniaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a51,506558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a3.63.3

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
Fairbanks Ranch, CA2,86470392462
Rancho Santa Fe, CA2,76370392462
Granite Hills, CA3,07199552651
Crest, CA2,7331821,0151,197
San Marcos, CA91,4792001,1681,368
Lake San Marcos, CA4,5292451,3641,610
Encinitas, CA62,1601661,4521,618
Poway, CA49,6751151,1421,257

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Ashburn, VA49,69290775864
Olympia, WA49,6084934,1814,674
Wheaton, MD49,7645592,4843,043
Wilson, NC49,5584503,1503,600
Downers Grove, IL49,555711,2791,350
Poway, CA49,6751151,1421,257
Source: The Poway, 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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