Carlsbad, CA
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Carlsbad, 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 Carlsbad is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 20 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 Carlsbad is 1 in 49. Based on FBI crime data, Carlsbad is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to California, Carlsbad has a crime rate that is higher than 52% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

However, compared to other communities of similar population size, Carlsbad has a crime rate that is noticeably lower than the average. This means that for comparably sized cities all across America, Carlsbad is actually safer than most according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis of FBI crime data.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Carlsbad 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 Carlsbad.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Carlsbad 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 Carlsbad; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 473. This equates to a rate of 2 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Carlsbad's rate for property crime is 18 per one thousand population. This makes Carlsbad 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 Carlsbad is one in 55.

Carlsbad Crime Data

 

Crime Index

28

(100 is safest)


Safer than 28% of U.S. Cities

Carlsbad Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

245

2,125

2,370

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

2.11

18.34

20.45

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Carlsbad 2.11
California 4.47

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 473

in Carlsbad

1 in 224

in California

Carlsbad VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 115,877
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 1 39 52 153
Rate per 1,000 0.01 0.34 0.45 1.32

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

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)

Crime
Carlsbad 18.34
California 23.80

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 55

in Carlsbad

1 in 42

in California

Carlsbad Property CRIMES

Population: 115,877
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 301 1,668 156
Rate per 1,000 2.60 14.39 1.35

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

Carlsbad Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Carlsbad 61
California 85