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9%
Total crime NAT. AVG.
4%
Violent crime NAT. AVG.
12%
Property crime NAT. AVG.
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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2022 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2023; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSan Buenaventura (Ventura)/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime2,779n/a (estimate)2,5392,8432,324
Murder1n/a0.95.76.3
Rape29n/a26.537.440.0
Robbery70n/a64.0123.566.1
Assault288n/a263.2332.8268.2
Violent crime388n/a (estimate)355500370
Burglary348n/a318.0371.9269.8
Theft1,839n/a1,680.41,499.31,401.9
Vehicle theft204n/a186.4471.9282.7
Property crime2,391n/a (estimate)2,1852,3431,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in San Buenaventura (Ventura), CA

Looking at the most recent crime report, the crime rate in San Buenaventura (Ventura) is 9.3% higher than the national average. These crimes fall into two primary categories: violent and property. Violent crimes encompass murder, rape, robbery and assault, while property crimes involve theft, vehicle theft and burglary. In San Buenaventura (Ventura), there were 388 reported violent crimes, equivalent to 355 per 100,000 individuals, 4.1% lower than the national average. Additionally, there were 2391 property crimes, amounting to 2185 per 100,000 residents, 11.8% higher than the U.S. average.

In terms of the total San Buenaventura (Ventura) crime rate per 100,000 people, it falls within the midrange when compared to other cities across the United States. Our analysis of total crimes, encompassing both violent and property offenses in San Buenaventura (Ventura), revealed that the reported crime rates closely align with the nationwide average reported by other areas.

For violent crimes per 100,000 people, San Buenaventura (Ventura) has a rate of violent crime that is very close to the national average. There were a total of 355 violent crimes, while the national average reported 370. This is an indication that the level of crime is essentially on par with all other cities.

San Buenaventura (Ventura) has a property crime rate that closely mirrors the national average. There were a total of 2185 property crimes in San Buenaventura (Ventura), while the national average was 1954 per 100,000 people. This results in the area being no safer or more dangerous than the average city.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in San Buenaventura (Ventura)?

AreaVibes conducted surveys inquiring about the safety perception of San Buenaventura (Ventura) residents. Out of the respondents (45 in total), 53% expressed a strong sense of security, believing that crime rates in San Buenaventura (Ventura) were low, and they felt comfortable walking alone at night. Conversely, 47% held a contrasting viewpoint, expressing concerns about safety in the area and feeling uncomfortable walking alone during the nighttime hours.

Is San Buenaventura (Ventura) a Safe Place to Live?

To get a feel for the safety of living in San Buenaventura (Ventura), it's essential to analyze both the overall crime rate and the daily incident count. San Buenaventura (Ventura) presents a total crime rate that is 9% higher than the national average per 100,000 residents. Consequently, San Buenaventura (Ventura) experiences an average of 7.61 daily crimes, comprising 1.06 violent incidents and 6.55 property-related offenses. This evaluation offers a comprehensive understanding of the safety landscape, aiding individuals in making informed decisions when considering relocation.

Has Crime in San Buenaventura (Ventura) Increased Since Last Year?

In the most recent crime report, year-over-year crime rates in San Buenaventura (Ventura) has decreased by 18.6%. Examining the change in crime rates from one year to the next provides valuable insights into the evolving safety landscape of San Buenaventura (Ventura), aiding residents in assessing whether it is becoming a safer or more dangerous place to live. These crime rates are categorized into two primary groups: violent and property crimes. Year-over-year, violent crime has increased by 18.3%, while property crime has decreased by 22.5%. This comprehensive analysis offers potential residents essential information for making informed decisions about whether or not San Buenaventura (Ventura) is a safe place to live.

Potential Causes for Crime in San Buenaventura (Ventura)

San Buenaventura (Ventura) has a population density of 4956.3 people per square mile, contrasting with the national average of 90.6 people per square mile. High population density cities are often large urban hubs teeming with diverse economic opportunities. Within these environments, income disparities can become pronounced, leading to higher poverty levels. This economic divide may contribute to an uptick in property crimes and, occasionally, violent crimes. In contrast, areas characterized by low population density typically exhibit lower San Buenaventura (Ventura) crime rates.

In areas where housing affordability is an issue, crime can become a significant concern. Some individuals and families may be forced to live in overcrowded or substandard housing conditions, which can increase stress and potentially contribute to domestic disputes and related crimes. The median home price in San Buenaventura (Ventura) is $593,700, compared to a national average of $184,700.

High rent costs can create economic stress for individuals and families, particularly those with limited financial resources. When a significant portion of one's income is spent on housing, there may be less money available for other essential needs such as food, healthcare and education. Economic stress can contribute to desperation and potentially lead individuals to engage in criminal activities, such as theft or fraud, as a means of financial survival. Average rent rates in San Buenaventura (Ventura) are $1,675, compared to a national average of $949 per month.

San Buenaventura (Ventura) crime map



The San Buenaventura (Ventura) crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in San Buenaventura (Ventura) as reported by the local law enforcement agencies. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The San Buenaventura (Ventura) crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level. Please note that the red areas on the San Buenaventura (Ventura) crime map does not always indicate that it is a dangerous area for its residents. Areas on the heat map could be inflated if they are located in high traffic areas like airports, sports centers or large parks. Other areas on the heat map could see increased crime rates if they are located in major tourist areas like the downtown core.
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Crime Quick Facts

  • San Buenaventura (Ventura) crime rates are 9% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in San Buenaventura (Ventura) are 4% lower than the national average
  • In San Buenaventura (Ventura) you have a 1 in 40 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • San Buenaventura (Ventura) is safer than 29% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in San Buenaventura (Ventura) has decreased by 19%

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        Daily Crime In San Buenaventura (Ventura) (per 100,000 people)

        The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in San Buenaventura (Ventura), per 100,000 residents. In San Buenaventura (Ventura), the total number of daily crimes is 1.12 times less than the California average and 1.09 times more than the national average. Violent daily crime statistics in San Buenaventura (Ventura) are 1.41 times less than the California average and 1.04 times less than the national average. For property crime, San Buenaventura (Ventura) has a daily crime rate that is 1.07 times less than the California average and 1.12 times more than the daily national average.

        How Safe is San Buenaventura (Ventura) (higher is better)

        Is San Buenaventura (Ventura) safe in comparison to other cities in the state of California as well as in comparison to the rest of the areas across the United States. Using the gauges above, which compare crime in San Buenaventura (Ventura) to other cities in the state and across the country, San Buenaventura (Ventura) is 39% safer than other cities of California and 29% safer than other cities in the nation. San Buenaventura (Ventura) has a ranks below average in comparison to other cities in the country.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in San Buenaventura (Ventura)

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in San Buenaventura (Ventura) is 1 in 283
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in San Buenaventura (Ventura) is 1 in 46
        The chance of being a victim of crime in San Buenaventura (Ventura) is 1 in 40
        Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in San Buenaventura (Ventura)? If you reside in San Buenaventura (Ventura), the likelihood that you will become a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 283. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 46 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 San Buenaventura (Ventura), is 1 in 40.

        Year Over Year Crime In San Buenaventura (Ventura) (per 100,000 people)

        A good indicator of whether San Buenaventura (Ventura) 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 San Buenaventura (Ventura) has increased by 18%, while the property crime rate in San Buenaventura (Ventura) has decreased by 23% year over year. The number of total crimes in San Buenaventura (Ventura) has decreased by 19% year over year.

        San Buenaventura (Ventura) police department

        Item San Buenaventura (Ventura) California National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)17251,506558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.63.63.3
        There are a total of 172 San Buenaventura (Ventura) police officers. This results in 1.6 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 56.1% less than the California average and 51.3% less than the National average.

        Sex offenders in California

        State Total offenders California /100K National /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.

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        San Buenaventura (Ventura), CA108,4673552,1852,539

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        San Buenaventura (Ventura), CA108,4673552,1852,539
        Source: The San Buenaventura (Ventura), CA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2022. 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.