Reported Annual Crime In Watsonville

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWatsonville/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime2,009n/a (estimate)3,7052,9462,745
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWatsonville/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder1n/a1.84.65.3
Rape41n/a75.637.241.7
Robbery69n/a127.2143.298.0
Assault187n/a344.9264.2248.9
Violent crime298n/a (estimate)550449383
Burglary251n/a462.9446.9430.4
Theft995n/a1,834.91,623.91,694.4
Vehicle theft465n/a857.5425.9237.4
Property crime1,711n/a (estimate)3,1552,4972,362

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The table above illustrates an overview of the annual crime reported in Watsonville, CA. These figures on reported criminal activity in Watsonville, CA, based on a reported crime per 100,000 citizens, is shown in order to compare these rates across disparate categories. You will notice that the crimes collected here, for comparison purposes, have been separated between violent crimes and those involving or threatening property. According to the annual crime data, the crime rate in Watsonville, CA is 26% higher than the average of the whole of the state of California, and when compared with the national average, is 35% higher than. When looking at violent crimes, Watsonville, CA has 22% higher than violent crime rate than California average, while remaining 44% higher than the national average. In property crime, Watsonville, CA is 26% higher than the average of California and is 34% higher than the national average.
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The Watsonville crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Watsonville 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 Watsonville crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Watsonville is 35% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 10.15 daily crimes that occur in Watsonville.
  • Watsonville is safer than 16% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Watsonville you have a 1 in 27 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Watsonville has decreased by 11%.

Compare Watsonville, CA Crime To Other Cities

Daily Crime In Watsonville (per 100,000 people)

The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in Watsonville, CA per 100,000 individuals. The total number of daily crimes is also reported for California and on a national scale. In Watsonville, CA the entire number of daily crimes is accurately recorded at 1.26 times more than the California average and 1.35 times more than the national average. The typical number of daily violent crimes in Watsonville, CA is 1.22 times more than the California average and 1.44 times more than the calculated daily national average. With regards to recent property crimes, Watsonville, CA has a constant daily crime rate that is 1.26 times more than the California average and 1.34 times more than the overall daily national average.

How Safe is Watsonville (higher is better)

How safe is Watsonville, CA compared to other cities in California and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Watsonville, CA is safer than 19% of the cities in California and 16% of the cities in the United States. These results are determined by analyzing all cities in California and across the US as a whole and determining how many total cities have a lower crime rate than Watsonville, CA. Overall, Watsonville, CA is ranked below average compared to all other cities across the United States.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Watsonville

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Watsonville is 1 in 182
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Watsonville is 1 in 32
The chance of being a victim of crime in Watsonville is 1 in 27
Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Watsonville, CA? The graphics above display the likelihood of becoming victimized by an illegal act such as a crime including violence or property damage. If you reside in Watsonville, CA, the likelihood that you will suffer a violent crime is 1 in 182. These sorts of violent crimes include murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Illegal actions against property are represented by a likelihood of 1 in 32 that you become a victim. These sorts of crimes against personal property include burglary, theft, and auto theft. In total, the likelihood of being victimized by a crime in Watsonville, CA is 1 in 27.

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

The year over year change in crime helps to understand whether crime in Watsonville, 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 Watsonville, CA has decreased by 3%, while the property crime rate in Watsonville, CA has decreased by 12% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Watsonville, CA has decreased by 11% with regards to total crimes year over year.

Watsonville police department

ItemWatsonvilleCaliforniaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)8151,506558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.63.63.3
There are a total of 81 Watsonville police officers. This results in 1.6 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 56.9% less than the California average and 52.2% less than the National average.

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
Pasatiempo, CA1,28863350413
Corralitos, CA2,55770392462
La Selva Beach, CA2,63370392462
Aptos Hills-Larkin Valley, CA2,28877430508
Day Valley, CA3,73986476561
Elkhorn, CA1,091134744877
Seacliff, CA3,364147820967
Watsonville, CA52,9155503,1553,705

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Yucaipa, CA52,8861381,7291,867
Kingsport, TN52,8717215,4616,183
Bradenton, FL52,9855242,5413,066
Bellevue, NE52,9931451,8401,984
Lake Havasu City, AZ53,0582222,1582,381
Watsonville, CA52,9155503,1553,705
Source: The Watsonville, 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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