Total crime 55%
Violent crime 65%
Property crime 54%
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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2020 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2021; this is the most current data available.
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.
StatisticReportedincidentsSan Carlos/100k peopleSan Diego/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime29,6241,046 (estimate)2,0612,5812,346
Violent crime5,303136 (estimate)369442388
Vehicle theft4,953n/a344.5427.6246.0
Property crime24,321910 (estimate)1,6922,1391,958

Key findings

  • San Carlos crime rates are 55% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in San Carlos are 65% lower than the national average
  • In San Carlos you have a 1 in 96 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • San Carlos is safer than 91% of the cities in California
  • Year over year crime in San Diego has decreased by 8%

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      Daily Crime In San Carlos (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in San Carlos

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in San Carlos is 1 in 736
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in San Carlos is 1 in 110
      The chance of being a victim of crime in San Carlos is 1 in 96

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

      San Diego police department

      ItemSan CarlosSan 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
      Fairbanks Ranch, CA2,86469336405
      Granite Hills, CA3,07198473571
      Poway, CA49,675107740847
      Crest, CA2,7331808691,049
      Santee, CA56,8392857711,056
      Coronado, CA24,852721,1241,196
      Solana Beach, CA13,3121051,1621,267
      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 San Carlos, 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.