El Cajon, CA
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El Cajon, CA crime analytics


The crime rate in El Cajon is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 26 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 El Cajon is 1 in 39. Based on FBI crime data, El Cajon is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to California, El Cajon has a crime rate that is higher than 61% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in El Cajon 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 El Cajon; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 286. This equates to a rate of 4 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that El Cajon's rate for property crime is 22 per one thousand population. This makes El Cajon 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 El Cajon is one in 45.

Importantly, we found that El Cajon 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 El Cajon is one in 283.

El Cajon Crime Data

 

Crime Index

25

(100 is safest)


Safer than 25% of U.S. Cities

El Cajon Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

363

2,305

2,668

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

3.50

22.23

25.73

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
El Cajon 3.50
California 4.26

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 286

in El Cajon

1 in 235

in California

El Cajon VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 103,679
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 2 50 107 204
Rate per 1,000 0.02 0.48 1.03 1.97

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
El Cajon 22.23
California 26.18

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 45

in El Cajon

1 in 38

in California

El Cajon Property CRIMES

Population: 103,679
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 390 1,549 366
Rate per 1,000 3.76 14.94 3.53

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

El Cajon Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
El Cajon 185
California 90