Arroyo Grande, CA crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2019 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2020 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2020 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more about Scout's Crime Data

The crime rate in Arroyo Grande is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 18 crimes per one thousand residents, it is not among the communities with the very highest crime rate. The chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime in Arroyo Grande is 1 in 57. Based on FBI crime data, Arroyo Grande is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to California, Arroyo Grande has a crime rate that is higher than 42% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

How does the crime rate in Arroyo Grande compare to similar sized communities across America? When NeighborhoodScout compared Arroyo Grande with other communities its size, we found that the crime rate was near the average for all other communities of similar size. So, whether Arroyo Grande's crime rate is high or low compared to all places in the US, when we control for population size and compare it to places that are similar in size, it is near the middle of the pack in crime rate; not much more or less dangerous, and about what we would expect from the statistics.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Arroyo Grande does for violent crimes specifically, and then how it does for property crimes. This is important because the overall crime rate can be further illuminated by understanding if violent crime or property crimes (or both) are the major contributors to the general rate of crime in Arroyo Grande.

NeighborhoodScout's research shows that Arroyo Grande's violent crime rate is 2 per one thousand inhabitants, which is about average for all communities in America, across all population sizes. Violent crimes that are tracked and included in this rate are armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape (not statutory), and murder and non-negligent manslaughter. Roughly similar to the national average, our analysis shows that your chance of becoming a victim of violent crime in Arroyo Grande is one in 599.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Arroyo Grande's rate for property crime is 16 per one thousand population. This makes Arroyo Grande a place where there is an above average chance of becoming a victim of a property crime, when compared to all other communities in America of all population sizes. Property crimes are motor vehicle theft, arson, larceny, and burglary. Your chance of becoming a victim of any of these crimes in Arroyo Grande is one in 63.

Arroyo Grande Crime Data


Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 34% of U.S. Cities

Arroyo Grande Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
National Median: 4
    Arroyo Grande

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 599

in Arroyo Grande

1 in 227

in California


Population: 17,976
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 2 7 21
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.11 0.39 1.17


Population: 328,239,523
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 16,425 139,815 267,988 821,182
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.43 0.82 2.50

Property Crime

Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

100 75 50 25 0
National Median: 21
    Arroyo Grande

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 63

in Arroyo Grande

1 in 43

in California

Arroyo Grande Property CRIMES

Population: 17,976
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 35 226 25
Rate per 1,000 1.95 12.57 1.39

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 328,239,523
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,117,696 5,086,096 721,885
Rate per 1,000 3.41 15.50 2.20

Arroyo Grande Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
National Median: 28.3
    Arroyo Grande

Popular Neighborhoods in Arroyo Grande

Popular Communities Near Arroyo Grande CA

Zip Codes in Arroyo Grande, CA