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Total crime 31%
Violent crime 16%
Property crime 34%
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 peopleVista/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,827n/a (estimate)1,7782,8282,580
Murder5n/a4.94.45.0
Rape32n/a31.139.242.6
Robbery104n/a101.2137.386.2
Assault189n/a184.0266.5246.8
Violent crime330n/a (estimate)321447381
Burglary266n/a258.9416.2376.0
Theft926n/a901.31,571.81,594.6
Vehicle theft305n/a296.9392.4228.9
Property crime1,497n/a (estimate)1,4572,3802,200

Key findings

  • Vista crime rates are 31% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Vista are 16% lower than the national average
  • In Vista you have a 1 in 57 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Vista is safer than 41% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Vista has decreased by 2%

Vista crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Vista (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Vista, CA per 100,000 people. In Vista, the total number of daily crimes is 1.59 times less than the California average and 1.45 times less than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Vista is 1.39 times less than the California average and 1.18 times less than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Vista has a daily crime rate that is 1.63 times less than the California average and 1.51 times less than the national average.

      How Safe is Vista (higher is better)

      Compared to the other cities in California and all other cities across the US, is Vista safe? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Vista is safer than 56% of other cities in the state of California. In addition, Vista is safer than 41% 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 Vista. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Vista is below average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Vista

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Vista is 1 in 312
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Vista is 1 in 69
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Vista is 1 in 57
      Are you worried about becoming a crime victim? In Vista, your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 312. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 69 chance of being the victim of a property crime such as vehicle theft, personal property theft, and burglary. Your overall risk of becoming a crime victim in Vista is 1 in 57.

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

      The year over year change in crime per 100,000 people helps to understand whether crime in Vista, CA is on the rise or declining. The violent crime rate in Vista has decreased by 11%, while the property crime rate in Vista has not changed year over year. Summing up the numbers, Vista has decreased by 2% with regards to total crimes year over year.

      Vista police department

      ItemVistaCaliforniaNational
      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.

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Fairbanks Ranch, CA2,86470373443
      Rancho Santa Fe, CA2,76370373443
      Hidden Meadows, CA3,648147782929
      Bonsall, CA4,294151802953
      Poway, CA49,6751291,0111,140
      Pala, CA1,0061921,0221,214
      San Marcos, CA91,4792061,0731,278
      Vista, CA98,5603211,4571,778

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Renton, WA98,4993224,7845,106
      San Angelo, TX98,6943693,3473,716
      Albany, NY98,4258373,2014,038
      Davie, FL98,7172522,5792,831
      Flint, MI98,9181,8182,7014,518
      Vista, CA98,5603211,4571,778
      Source: The Vista, 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.