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Total crime 60%
Violent crime 54%
Property crime 61%
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 peopleSan Juan Capistrano/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime360n/a (estimate)9942,7722,489
Murder2n/a5.54.35.0
Rape4n/a11.037.542.6
Robbery20n/a55.2132.481.6
Assault37n/a102.2267.1250.2
Violent crime63n/a (estimate)174441379
Burglary69n/a190.6386.1340.5
Theft201n/a555.11,586.31,549.5
Vehicle theft27n/a74.6358.8219.9
Property crime297n/a (estimate)8202,3312,110

Key findings

  • San Juan Capistrano crime rates are 60% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in San Juan Capistrano are 54% lower than the national average
  • In San Juan Capistrano you have a 1 in 101 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • San Juan Capistrano is safer than 65% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in San Juan Capistrano has decreased by 17%

San Juan Capistrano crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In San Juan Capistrano (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in San Juan Capistrano 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 San Juan Capistrano (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to California, are 2.79 times less than the state average and 2.50 times less than than national average. Violent crimes committed in San Juan Capistrano on a daily basis are 2.54 times less than than California average and 2.18 times less than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in San Juan Capistrano are 2.84 times less than the daily state average and 2.57 times less than the daily national numbers.

      How Safe is San Juan Capistrano (higher is better)

      Compared to the other cities in California and all other cities across the US, is San Juan Capistrano safe? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that San Juan Capistrano is safer than 85% of other cities in the state of California. In addition, San Juan Capistrano is safer than 65% of cities in the entire United States. To achieve these results, all California and United States cities were analyzed to determine how many locations had a lower crime rate than San Juan Capistrano. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that San Juan Capistrano is above average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in San Juan Capistrano

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in San Juan Capistrano is 1 in 575
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in San Juan Capistrano is 1 in 122
      The chance of being a victim of crime in San Juan Capistrano is 1 in 101
      Interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in San Juan Capistrano? In San Juan Capistrano, you have a 1 in 575 chance of falling victim to a violent crime, such as rape, robbery, assault, or even murder. In terms of property crime, your chances of being a victim are 1 in 122. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in San Juan Capistrano, CA is 1 in 101.

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

      An ideal indicator of whether San Juan Capistrano is becoming a safer or more dangerous place to live can be done by analyzing the year over year crime rates per 100,000 people. Year over year violent crime in San Juan Capistrano has decreased by 25% and the rate of property crime in San Juan Capistrano has decreased by 15%. The total crime rate in San Juan Capistrano has decreased by 17% year to year.

      San Juan Capistrano police department

      ItemSan Juan CapistranoCaliforniaNational
      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 Margarita, CA49,03862612674
      Laguna Woods, CA16,34744773817
      Lake Forest, CA80,65876789865
      Aliso Viejo, CA50,21952829880
      Las Flores, CA5,671143758901
      Laguna Niguel, CA64,98464910975
      Mission Viejo, CA96,17868907975
      San Juan Capistrano, CA36,006174820994

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      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Del Rio, TX36,0071061,6971,803
      San Juan, TX35,9834612,2882,749
      Leavenworth, KS35,9489503,1104,060
      Richmond, IN36,0825212,7703,291
      Temple City, CA36,0841779151,091
      San Juan Capistrano, CA36,006174820994
      Source: The San Juan Capistrano, 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.