Reported Annual Crime In Vista

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleVista/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,864n/a (estimate)1,8102,9462,745
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleVista/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder4n/a3.94.65.3
Rape38n/a36.937.241.7
Robbery104n/a101.0143.298.0
Assault224n/a217.5264.2248.9
Violent crime370n/a (estimate)359449383
Burglary310n/a301.0446.9430.4
Theft889n/a863.11,623.91,694.4
Vehicle theft295n/a286.4425.9237.4
Property crime1,494n/a (estimate)1,4502,4972,362

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A comprehensive overview of any and all yearly reported crimes in Vista, CA is shown in the table above. In order to provide more clarity, the total number of crimes is shown as well as the amount of crimes committed per 100,000 people. The crimes indicated in the table are separated into two different categories. These categories are property crimes and violent crimes. According to the table, the overall crime rate is 39% lower than the average of crimes committed in California. It is also 34% lower than the national average. When it comes to violent crimes, Vista, CA shows a crime rate that is 20% lower than the California average. The crime rate is also 6% lower than the national average. When it comes to property crimes, Vista, CA is shown to be 42% lower than the California average and 39% lower than the national average.
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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 low crime compared to the areas with high crime. The Vista crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Vista is 34% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 4.96 daily crimes that occur in Vista.
  • Vista is safer than 39% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Vista you have a 1 in 56 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Vista has decreased by 23%.

Compare Vista, CA Crime To Other Cities

Daily Crime In Vista (per 100,000 people)

The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Vista, CA per 100,000 people. For comparison purposes, the number of daily crimes is also reported for California and on a national level. In Vista, CA the total number of daily crimes is 1.63 times less than the California average and 1.52 times less than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Vista, CA is 1.25 times less than the California average and 1.07 times less than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Vista, CA has a daily crime rate that is 1.72 times less than the California average and 1.63 times less than the national average.

How Safe is Vista (higher is better)

Compared to the other cities in California and cities in all other U.S. states, how safe is Vista, CA? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Vista, CA has been ranked safer than 52% of other cities in the state of California. In addition, Vista, CA is safer than 39% 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, CA. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Vista, CA 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 279
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 56
Have you ever worried about your odds of becoming a crime victim in Vista, CA? The above illustrations display your chances being the victim of property crimes, violent crimes, or either crime. In Vista, CA your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 279. 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, CA is 1 in 56.

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

The year over year change in crime helps to understand whether crime in Vista, CA is on the rise or declining. Analysts use this measure in order to eliminate the effect of changes in crime by the season. Year over year change in crime is shown for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people in the graph above. Clearly, the violent crime rate in Vista, CA has increased by 4%, while the property crime rate in Vista, CA has decreased by 28% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Vista, CA has decreased by 23% 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
California68,119197222
There are a total of 68,119 sex offenders in California. This yields a total of 197 sex offenders in California per 100,000 residents which is 11% less than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Rancho Santa Fe, CA2,76370392462
Fairbanks Ranch, CA2,86470392462
Hidden Meadows, CA3,648147820968
Bonsall, CA4,294151841993
Poway, CA49,6751151,1421,257
Pala, CA1,0061931,0721,265
San Marcos, CA91,4792001,1681,368
Vista, CA98,5603591,4501,810

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Renton, WA98,4993205,0045,324
San Angelo, TX98,6942774,4144,690
Albany, NY98,4258923,4574,349
Davie, FL98,7172362,6292,864
Flint, MI98,9181,9452,7254,670
Vista, CA98,5603591,4501,810
Source: The Vista, CA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2017. 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.
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