Chula Vista, CA
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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 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 Chula Vista is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 17 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 60. 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 38% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

However, compared to other communities of similar population size, Chula Vista has a crime rate that is noticeably lower than the average. This means that for comparably sized cities all across America, Chula Vista 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 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 324. 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 14 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

37

(100 is safest)


Safer than 37% of U.S. Cities

Chula Vista Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

839

3,668

4,507

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

3.09

13.50

16.59

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Chula Vista 3.09
California 4.47

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 324

in Chula Vista

1 in 224

in California

Chula Vista VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 271,651
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 6 79 256 498
Rate per 1,000 0.02 0.29 0.94 1.83

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
Chula Vista 13.50
California 23.80

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 74

in Chula Vista

1 in 42

in California

Chula Vista Property CRIMES

Population: 271,651
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 589 2,382 697
Rate per 1,000 2.17 8.77 2.57

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

Chula Vista Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Chula Vista 90
California 85