Annual Crime In Scotts Valley (2018)

Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2018 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2019; this is the most current data available.
In the event that crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, estimates are used. The estimates are based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleScotts Valley/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime208n/a (estimate)1,7342,8282,580
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleScotts Valley/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.04.45.0
Rape6n/a50.039.242.6
Robbery2n/a16.7137.386.2
Assault9n/a75.0266.5246.8
Violent crime17n/a (estimate)142447381
Burglary42n/a350.1416.2376.0
Theft137n/a1,141.91,571.81,594.6
Vehicle theft12n/a100.0392.4228.9
Property crime191n/a (estimate)1,5922,3802,200

Key findings

  • Scotts Valley crime rates are 33% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Scotts Valley are 63% lower than the national average
  • In Scotts Valley you have a 1 in 58 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Scotts Valley is safer than 60% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Scotts Valley has decreased by 23%

Scotts Valley crime map

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Compare Scotts Valley, CA Crime To Other Cities

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      Daily Crime In Scotts Valley (per 100,000 people)

      The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in Scotts Valley, CA per 100,000 people. In Scotts Valley, the number of daily crimes is projected to be 1.63 times less than the California average and 1.49 times less than the national average. The average number of daily violent crimes in Scotts Valley is 3.16 times less than the California average and 2.69 times less than the daily national average. With regards to property crimes, Scotts Valley has a daily crime rate that is 1.50 times less than the California average and 1.38 times less than the overall daily national average.

      How Safe is Scotts Valley (higher is better)

      Many people wonder how safe they are in Scotts Valley, CA in comparison to other cities in the state of California as well as in comparison to the rest of the areas across the United States. Using the gauges above, which compare crime in Scotts Valley to other cities in the state and across the country, Scotts Valley is 79% safer than other cities of California and 60% safer than other cities in the nation. Scotts Valley has a ranks above average in comparison to other cities in the country.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Scotts Valley

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Scotts Valley is 1 in 706
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Scotts Valley is 1 in 63
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Scotts Valley is 1 in 58
      Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Scotts Valley? If you reside in Scotts Valley, the likelihood that you will become a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 706. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 63 change that you will become a victim of a property crime. These sorts of crimes against personal property include: burglary, theft, and auto theft. In total, the likelihood of being victimized by a crime in Scotts Valley, is 1 in 58.

      Year Over Year Crime In Scotts Valley (per 100,000 people)

      Determining whether Scotts Valley is becoming less or more safe for its residents (per 100,000) is most easily done by comparing year-over-year crime rates. Scotts Valley violent crime rates have increased by 7%. At the same time, property crime has decreased by 25% year over year. Total crimes for Scotts Valley has decreased by 23% in the same time frame.

      Scotts Valley police department

      ItemScotts ValleyCaliforniaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)2751,506558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.33.63.3
      There are a total of 27 Scotts Valley police officers. This results in 2.3 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 36.5% less than the California average and 29.5% less than the National average.

      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
      Pasatiempo, CA1,28863334397
      Corralitos, CA2,55770373443
      Lexington Hills, CA2,61770373443
      La Selva Beach, CA2,63370373443
      Aptos Hills-Larkin Valley, CA2,28877410487
      Monte Sereno, CA3,5140527527
      Bonny Doon, CA3,11785453538
      Scotts Valley, CA11,8241421,5921,734

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      Holiday City-Berkeley, NJ11,8242761,8642,140
      Artesia, NM11,8177963,1773,974
      Vinings, GA11,8161259811,105
      Schiller Park, IL11,8131461,8852,032
      Mays Chapel, MD11,8112871,2461,533
      Scotts Valley, CA11,8241421,5921,734
      Source: The Scotts Valley, CA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2018. 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.