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Total crime 59%
Violent crime 57%
Property crime 59%
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.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSanta Margarita/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)1,021 (estimate)2,7722,489
Murdern/an/an/a4.35.0
Rapen/an/an/a37.542.6
Robberyn/an/an/a132.481.6
Assaultn/an/an/a267.1250.2
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)162 (estimate)441379
Burglaryn/an/an/a386.1340.5
Theftn/an/an/a1,586.31,549.5
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a358.8219.9
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)858 (estimate)2,3312,110

Key findings

  • Santa Margarita crime rates are 59% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Santa Margarita are 57% lower than the national average
  • In Santa Margarita you have a 1 in 98 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Santa Margarita is safer than 66% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Santa Margarita has decreased by 2%

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

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      Daily Crime In Santa Margarita (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Santa Margarita

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Santa Margarita is 1 in 616
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Santa Margarita is 1 in 117
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Santa Margarita is 1 in 98

      Year Over Year Crime In Santa Margarita (per 100,000 people)

      Santa Margarita police department

      ItemSanta MargaritaCaliforniaNational
      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.

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      Los Ranchos, CA1,63062327389
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      Los Osos, CA15,6033962,0912,486
      Santa Margarita, CA1,3461628581,021

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      Wauregan, CT1,34693718810
      Williamsville, IL1,346134134267
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      Antrim, NH1,345111777888
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      Santa Margarita, CA1,3461628581,021
      Source: The Santa Margarita, 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.