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Total crime 32%
Violent crime 55%
Property crime 28%
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.
Crime data for this area is not available from the FBI. Either data from local enforcement agencies is applied or estimates are created based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidentsEl Cerritos/100k peopleSan Diego/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime32,3563,288 (estimate)2,2442,7722,489
Murder50n/a3.54.35.0
Rape561n/a38.937.542.6
Robbery1,346n/a93.4132.481.6
Assault3,258n/a226.0267.1250.2
Violent crime5,215587 (estimate)362441379
Burglary3,543n/a245.7386.1340.5
Theft18,426n/a1,278.01,586.31,549.5
Vehicle theft5,172n/a358.7358.8219.9
Property crime27,1412,701 (estimate)1,8832,3312,110

Key findings

  • El Cerritos crime rates are 32% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in El Cerritos are 55% higher than the national average
  • In El Cerritos you have a 1 in 31 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • El Cerritos is safer than 37% of the cities in California
  • Year over year crime in San Diego has decreased by 2%

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The El Cerritos crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in El Cerritos 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 El Cerritos crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In El Cerritos (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in El Cerritos

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in El Cerritos is 1 in 171
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in El Cerritos is 1 in 38
      The chance of being a victim of crime in El Cerritos is 1 in 31

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

      San Diego police department

      ItemEl CerritosSan 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
      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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      Granite Hills, CA3,07198515613
      Crest, CA2,7331799471,126
      Jamul, CA5,6402241,1861,411
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      Santee, CA56,8391671,3731,540
      Coronado, CA24,852431,5341,577
      San Diego, CA1,374,8123621,8832,244

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      San Antonio, TX1,439,3587084,3245,033
      Dallas, TX1,278,4338633,3214,184
      Phoenix, AZ1,555,3246993,3154,014
      Philadelphia, PA1,559,9389093,0974,006
      San Jose, CA1,009,3634382,4202,858
      San Diego, CA1,374,8123621,8832,244
      Source: The El Cerritos, San Diego, 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.