Escondido, CA
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Escondido, 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 Escondido is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 22 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 Escondido is 1 in 46. Based on FBI crime data, Escondido is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to California, Escondido has a crime rate that is higher than 56% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Escondido 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 Escondido; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 283. This equates to a rate of 4 per one thousand inhabitants.

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

Importantly, we found that Escondido 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 Escondido is one in 309.

Escondido Crime Data

 

Crime Index

26

(100 is safest)


Safer than 26% of U.S. Cities

Escondido Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

537

2,767

3,304

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

3.53

18.18

21.71

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Escondido 3.53
California 4.47

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 283

in Escondido

1 in 224

in California

Escondido VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 152,213
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 4 64 159 310
Rate per 1,000 0.03 0.42 1.04 2.04

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
Escondido 18.18
California 23.80

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 55

in Escondido

1 in 42

in California

Escondido Property CRIMES

Population: 152,213
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 359 1,915 493
Rate per 1,000 2.36 12.58 3.24

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

Escondido Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Escondido 89
California 85