Chula Vista, CA
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Chula Vista, CA crime analytics


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 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 Chula Vista is 1 in 49. 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 46% 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 373. This equates to a rate of 3 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Chula Vista's rate for property crime is 18 per one thousand population. This makes Chula Vista 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 Chula Vista is one in 56.

Importantly, we found that Chula Vista has one of the highest rates of motor vehicle theft in the nation according to our analysis of FBI crime data. This is compared to communities of all sizes, from the smallest to the largest. In fact, your chance of getting your car stolen if you live in Chula Vista is one in 323.

Chula Vista Crime Data

 
Crime Index

35

(100 is safest)


Safer than 35% of U.S. Cities

Chula Vista Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

713

4,717

5,430

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

2.68

17.75

20.43

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Chula Vista 2.68
California 4.26
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 373

in Chula Vista

1 in 235

in California
Chula Vista VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 265,757
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 6 63 240 404
Rate per 1,000 0.02 0.24 0.90 1.52
United States VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 321,418,820
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 15,696 124,047 327,374 764,449
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.39 1.02 2.38

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Chula Vista 17.75
California 26.18
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 56

in Chula Vista

1 in 38

in California
Chula Vista Property CRIMES
Population: 265,757
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 718 3,175 824
Rate per 1,000 2.70 11.95 3.10
United States Property CRIMES
Population: 321,418,820
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,579,527 5,706,346 707,758
Rate per 1,000 4.91 17.75 2.20

Chula Vista Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Chula Vista 109
California 90