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Total crime 39%
Violent crime 30%
Property crime 41%
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.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSeaside/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime537n/a (estimate)1,5652,8282,580
Murder0n/a0.04.45.0
Rape13n/a37.939.242.6
Robbery23n/a67.0137.386.2
Assault56n/a163.3266.5246.8
Violent crime92n/a (estimate)268447381
Burglary41n/a119.5416.2376.0
Theft333n/a970.81,571.81,594.6
Vehicle theft71n/a207.0392.4228.9
Property crime445n/a (estimate)1,2972,3802,200

Key findings

  • Seaside crime rates are 39% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Seaside are 30% lower than the national average
  • In Seaside you have a 1 in 64 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Seaside is safer than 48% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Seaside has decreased by 11%

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 1.81 times less than the California average and 1.65 times less than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Seaside is 1.67 times less than the California average and 1.42 times less than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Seaside has a daily crime rate that is 1.83 times less than the California average and 1.70 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 67% of other cities in the state of California. In addition, Seaside is safer than 48% 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 below 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 373
      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 64
      Are you at risk of becoming a victim of crime in Seaside, California? If you reside in Seaside, then there is a 1 in 373 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 64 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 not changed in Seaside, while property crimes in Seaside have decreased by 13%. Total crime has decreased by 11% 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, CA4,819116618734
      Carmel Valley Village, CA4,282116618734
      Elkhorn, CA1,091133709842
      Marina, CA20,8162181,4081,626
      Pacific Grove, CA15,5461461,9762,122
      Spreckels, CA7454172,2212,638
      Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA3,8522812,4482,729
      Seaside, CA34,1202681,2971,565

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Hinesville, GA34,1274433,6224,065
      Bay City, MI34,1107012,2212,922
      San Dimas, CA34,1092322,1792,411
      Dakota Ridge, CO34,1333842,5842,968
      Redan, GA34,1004673,6724,139
      Seaside, CA34,1202681,2971,565
      Source: The Seaside, 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.