Chula Vista, 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 2020 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2021 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2021 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 Chula Vista is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 16 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 Chula Vista is 1 in 64. Based on FBI crime data, Chula Vista is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to California, Chula Vista has a crime rate that is higher than 35% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

However, NeighborhoodScout analyzed all cities and towns in America with a similar population size to Chula Vista, and we found that the crime rate in Chula Vista is one of the lowest in the nation for its size. This means Chula Vista is one of the safest places in America in which to live for its size, a very important finding.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Chula Vista 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 Chula Vista.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Chula Vista 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 Chula Vista; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 298. This equates to a rate of 3 per one thousand inhabitants.

Moreover, the rate of property crime in Chula Vista; burglary, larceny ($50 or more), grand theft auto, and arson; is 12 per 1,000 residents. This is about average for all cities and towns in America of all population sizes.

Chula Vista Crime Data

 

Crime Index

39

(100 is safest)


Safer than 39% of U.S. Cities

Chula Vista Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

926

3,351

4,277

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

3.36

12.16

15.53

Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
3.36
4.4
National Median: 4
    Chula Vista
    California

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 298

in Chula Vista

1 in 227

in California

Chula Vista VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 275,487
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 10 64 303 549
Rate per 1,000 0.04 0.23 1.10 1.99

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 331,449,281
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 21,570 126,430 243,600 921,505
Rate per 1,000 0.07 0.38 0.73 2.78

Property Crime

Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

100 75 50 25 0
12.16
21.3
National Median: 19
    Chula Vista
    California

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 82

in Chula Vista

1 in 47

in California

Chula Vista Property CRIMES

Population: 275,487
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 486 2,092 773
Rate per 1,000 1.76 7.59 2.81

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 331,449,281
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,035,314 4,606,324 810,400
Rate per 1,000 3.12 13.90 2.45

Chula Vista Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
86
77
National Median: 26.9
    Chula Vista
    California