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Total crime 56%
Violent crime 73%
Property crime 53%
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 peoplePoway/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime541n/a (estimate)1,0842,7722,489
Murder2n/a4.04.35.0
Rape2n/a4.037.542.6
Robbery12n/a24.0132.481.6
Assault35n/a70.1267.1250.2
Violent crime51n/a (estimate)102441379
Burglary91n/a182.3386.1340.5
Theft354n/a709.01,586.31,549.5
Vehicle theft45n/a90.1358.8219.9
Property crime490n/a (estimate)9812,3312,110

Key findings

  • Poway crime rates are 56% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Poway are 73% lower than the national average
  • In Poway you have a 1 in 93 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Poway is safer than 73% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Poway has decreased by 5%

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      Daily Crime In Poway (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Poway on a daily basis (per 100,000 people) to crimes committed throughout the state of California and the USA. According to the latest crime statistics, daily crimes in Poway (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to California, are 2.56 times less than the state average and 2.30 times less than than national average. Violent crimes committed in Poway on a daily basis are 4.32 times less than than California average and 3.71 times less than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Poway are 2.38 times less than the daily state average and 2.15 times less than the daily national numbers.

      How Safe is Poway (higher is better)

      How safe is Poway, California compared to other cities in California and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Poway is safer than 92% of the cities in California and 73% of the cities in the United States. These results are calculated by analyzing all cities in California and across the US as a whole and determining how many areas have a lower crime rate than Poway. Overall, Poway 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 979
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Poway is 1 in 102
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Poway is 1 in 93
      Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Poway? If you reside in Poway, the likelihood that you will become a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 979. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 102 change that you will become a victim of a property crime. 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, is 1 in 93.

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

      The year over year change in crime per 100,000 people helps to understand whether crime in Poway, CA is on the rise or declining. The violent crime rate in Poway has decreased by 21%, while the property crime rate in Poway has decreased by 3% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Poway has decreased by 5% 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
      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
      Rancho Santa Fe, CA2,76369366435
      Fairbanks Ranch, CA2,86469366435
      Granite Hills, CA3,07198515613
      Encinitas, CA62,1601369551,091
      Crest, CA2,7331799471,126
      San Marcos, CA91,4791969691,164
      Solana Beach, CA13,312971,2871,384
      Poway, CA49,6751029811,084

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Ashburn, VA49,69290710800
      Olympia, WA49,6084773,4793,956
      Wheaton, MD49,7645082,1802,687
      Wilson, NC49,5584463,1313,577
      Downers Grove, IL49,555931,4801,573
      Poway, CA49,6751029811,084
      Source: The Poway, 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.