Escondido, CA
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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 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 Escondido is 1 in 38. 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 63% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

How does the crime rate in Escondido compare to similar sized communities across America? When NeighborhoodScout compared Escondido with other communities its size, we found that the crime rate was near the average for all other communities of similar size. So, whether Escondido's crime rate is high or low compared to all places in the US, when we control for population size and compare it to places that are similar in size, it is near the middle of the pack in crime rate; not much more or less dangerous, and about what we would expect from the statistics.

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 284. This equates to a rate of 4 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Escondido's rate for property crime is 23 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 44.

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 248.

Escondido Crime Data

 

Crime Index

24

(100 is safest)


Safer than 24% of U.S. Cities

Escondido Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

534

3,448

3,982

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

3.53

22.77

26.29

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Escondido 3.53
California 4.26

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 284

in Escondido

1 in 235

in California

Escondido VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 151,451
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 7 48 177 302
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.32 1.17 1.99

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
Escondido 22.77
California 26.18

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 44

in Escondido

1 in 38

in California

Escondido Property CRIMES

Population: 151,451
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 483 2,355 610
Rate per 1,000 3.19 15.55 4.03

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

Escondido Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Escondido 108
California 90