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Total crime 5%
Violent crime 79%
Property crime 8%
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 peopleSeal Beach/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime570n/a (estimate)2,3632,7722,489
Murder0n/a0.04.35.0
Rape1n/a4.137.542.6
Robbery10n/a41.5132.481.6
Assault8n/a33.2267.1250.2
Violent crime19n/a (estimate)79441379
Burglary62n/a257.0386.1340.5
Theft458n/a1,898.81,586.31,549.5
Vehicle theft31n/a128.5358.8219.9
Property crime551n/a (estimate)2,2842,3312,110

Key findings

  • Seal Beach crime rates are 5% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Seal Beach are 79% lower than the national average
  • In Seal Beach you have a 1 in 43 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Seal Beach is safer than 50% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Seal Beach has decreased by 10%

Seal Beach crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Seal Beach (per 100,000 people)

      The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Seal Beach, California is displayed in the graph above. As you can see, the daily crimes for Seal Beach are 1.17 times less than the California average and 1.05 times less than the national level. Daily violent crimes in Seal Beach are 5.60 times less than than California and 4.82 times less than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Seal Beach are 1.02 times less than than California and 1.08 times more than the national average.

      How Safe is Seal Beach (higher is better)

      When comparing the safety of Seal Beach to every other city in California, as well as the entirety of the United States, is Seal Beach safe? The gauges above illustrate that Seal Beach is safer than 70% of every city located within California along with 50% of the all the cities located in the United States. The results of these graphs are created after analyzing each of the cities in California and in the United States as a whole. As a result, Seal Beach, CA is ranked above average when compared to the rest of the US cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Seal Beach

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Seal Beach is 1 in 1270
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Seal Beach is 1 in 44
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Seal Beach is 1 in 43
      Are you at risk of becoming a victim of crime in Seal Beach, California? If you reside in Seal Beach, then there is a 1 in 1270 chance that you will experience a violent crime. These types of crimes may include homicide, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Your risk of being a victim of property crime is 1 in 44. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 43 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Seal Beach.

      Year Over Year Crime In Seal Beach (per 100,000 people)

      The year over year change in crime per 100,000 people helps to understand whether crime in Seal Beach, CA is on the rise or declining. The violent crime rate in Seal Beach has decreased by 51%, while the property crime rate in Seal Beach has decreased by 7% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Seal Beach has decreased by 10% with regards to total crimes year over year.

      Seal Beach police department

      ItemSeal BeachCaliforniaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)4851,506558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.93.63.3
      There are a total of 48 Seal Beach police officers. This results in 1.9 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 46.3% less than the California average and 40.4% 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
      Yorba Linda, CA67,36262919981
      Rossmoor, CA10,9331688881,056
      Los Alamitos, CA11,661521,1261,178
      Cudahy, CA24,1063748981,272
      Cypress, CA48,9781061,2141,320
      La Habra Heights, CA5,406751,4751,549
      Lomita, CA20,6523261,2361,562
      Seal Beach, CA24,510792,2842,363

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Loves Park, IL24,4993181,7192,037
      Palmetto Bay, FL24,5221742,6242,798
      De Pere, WI24,54479862942
      Northport, AL24,5443513,0453,396
      West Puente Valley, CA24,4765983,1613,759
      Seal Beach, CA24,510792,2842,363
      Source: The Seal Beach, 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.