Total crime 237%
Violent crime 234%
Property crime 238%
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Crime data for this area is not available from the FBI. Data from local enforcement agencies is analyzed and algorithms are applied to estimate the number of crimes in the area.
StatisticReportedincidentsColumbia/100k peopleSan Diego/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime29,6247,905 (estimate)2,0612,5812,346
Violent crime5,3031,294 (estimate)369442388
Vehicle theft4,953n/a344.5427.6246.0
Property crime24,3216,611 (estimate)1,6922,1391,958

Key findings

  • Columbia crime rates are 237% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Columbia are 234% higher than the national average
  • In Columbia you have a 1 in 13 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Columbia is safer than 7% of the cities in California
  • Year over year crime in San Diego has decreased by 8%

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      Daily Crime In Columbia (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Columbia

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Columbia is 1 in 78
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Columbia is 1 in 16
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Columbia is 1 in 13

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

      San Diego police department

      ItemColumbiaSan DiegoCalifornia
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a2,48151,506
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a1.93.6

      Sex offenders in California

      StateTotal offendersCalifornia /100KNational /100K
      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

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Santee, CA56,8392857711,056
      Coronado, CA24,852721,1241,196
      Imperial Beach, CA27,1803451,0271,372
      Spring Valley CDP (Lake County), CA1,1542391,1551,394
      Chula Vista, CA260,5983291,1711,501
      Casa de Oro-Mount Helix, CA20,1373011,4541,755
      Bonita, CA12,8853211,5521,873
      San Diego, CA1,374,8123691,6922,061

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      San Antonio, TX1,439,3587353,6274,362
      Dallas, TX1,278,4338453,4464,291
      Phoenix, AZ1,555,3247982,9893,788
      Philadelphia, PA1,559,9389093,0974,006
      San Jose, CA1,009,3634252,3162,741
      San Diego, CA1,374,8123691,6922,061
      Source: The Columbia, San Diego, CA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2020. 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.