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Total crime 39%
Violent crime 40%
Property crime 39%
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 peopleSeaside/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime517n/a (estimate)1,5192,7722,489
Murder3n/a8.84.35.0
Rape11n/a32.337.542.6
Robbery12n/a35.3132.481.6
Assault52n/a152.8267.1250.2
Violent crime78n/a (estimate)229441379
Burglary44n/a129.3386.1340.5
Theft329n/a966.61,586.31,549.5
Vehicle theft66n/a193.9358.8219.9
Property crime439n/a (estimate)1,2902,3312,110

Key findings

  • Seaside crime rates are 39% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Seaside are 40% lower than the national average
  • In Seaside you have a 1 in 66 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Seaside is safer than 52% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Seaside has decreased by 3%

Seaside crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Seaside (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Seaside, CA per 100,000 people. In Seaside, the total number of daily crimes is 1.83 times less than the California average and 1.64 times less than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Seaside is 1.93 times less than the California average and 1.66 times less than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Seaside has a daily crime rate that is 1.81 times less than the California average and 1.64 times less than the national average.

      How Safe is Seaside (higher is better)

      Compared to the other cities in California and all other cities across the US, is Seaside safe? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Seaside is safer than 71% of other cities in the state of California. In addition, Seaside is safer than 52% 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 Seaside. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Seaside is above average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Seaside

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Seaside is 1 in 437
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Seaside is 1 in 78
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Seaside is 1 in 66
      Are you at risk of becoming a victim of crime in Seaside, California? If you reside in Seaside, then there is a 1 in 437 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 78. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 66 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Seaside.

      Year Over Year Crime In Seaside (per 100,000 people)

      The year over year crime rate per 100,000 people for Seaside is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining if living in Seaside has become safer or more dangerous. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have decreased by 15% in Seaside, while property crimes in Seaside have decreased by 1%. Total crime has decreased by 3% year over year.

      Seaside police department

      ItemSeasideCaliforniaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)4551,506558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.33.63.3
      There are a total of 45 Seaside police officers. This results in 1.3 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 63.2% less than the California average and 59.2% 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
      Del Monte Forest, CA4,819115605720
      Carmel Valley Village, CA4,282115605720
      Elkhorn, CA1,091131694825
      Pacific Grove, CA15,546901,0831,173
      Marina, CA20,8161881,5761,763
      Spreckels, CA7454112,1752,586
      Del Rey Oaks, CA1,6834182,3302,748
      Seaside, CA34,1202291,2901,519

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Hinesville, GA34,1274433,6224,065
      Bay City, MI34,1108261,9942,821
      San Dimas, CA34,1092292,4462,675
      Dakota Ridge, CO34,1333682,5052,874
      Redan, GA34,1004863,3903,876
      Seaside, CA34,1202291,2901,519
      Source: The Seaside, 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.