Atascadero, CA
Crime Rates

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Atascadero, 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 2018 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2019 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2019 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

The crime rate in Atascadero is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 19 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 Atascadero is 1 in 54. Based on FBI crime data, Atascadero is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to California, Atascadero has a crime rate that is higher than 46% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

How does the crime rate in Atascadero compare to similar sized communities across America? When NeighborhoodScout compared Atascadero with other communities its size, we found that the crime rate was near the average for all other communities of similar size. So, whether Atascadero'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 Atascadero 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 Atascadero.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Atascadero occurs at a rate higher than in most communities of all population sizes in America. The chance that a person will become a victim of a violent crime in Atascadero; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 259. This equates to a rate of 4 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Atascadero's rate for property crime is 15 per one thousand population. This makes Atascadero 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 Atascadero is one in 68.

Atascadero Crime Data


Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 32% of U.S. Cities

Atascadero Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Atascadero 3.86
California 4.47

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 259

in Atascadero

1 in 224

in California


Population: 30,330
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 15 9 93
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.49 0.30 3.07


Population: 327,167,434
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 16,214 139,380 282,061 807,410
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.43 0.86 2.47

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Atascadero 14.74
California 23.80

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 68

in Atascadero

1 in 42

in California

Atascadero Property CRIMES

Population: 30,330
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 63 342 42
Rate per 1,000 2.08 11.28 1.38

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 327,167,434
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,230,149 5,217,055 748,841
Rate per 1,000 3.76 15.95 2.29

Atascadero Crimes Per Square Mile

Atascadero 22
California 85