Grover Beach, CA
Crime Rates


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Grover Beach, CA crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   Uniform Crime Reporting Program (Federal Bureau of Investigation), additional data from local police agencies.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2015 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2016 (latest available). Updated annually. Wheres 2016 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 Grover Beach is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 30 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 Grover Beach is 1 in 33. Based on FBI crime data, Grover Beach is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to California, Grover Beach has a crime rate that is higher than 74% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

Importantly, when you compare Grover Beach to other communities of similar population, then Grover Beach crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Grover Beach does relative to all communities in America of all sizes, when NeighborhoodScout compared it to communities of similar population size, its crime rate per thousand residents stands out as higher than most.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Grover Beach 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 Grover Beach.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Grover Beach 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 Grover Beach; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 278. This equates to a rate of 4 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Grover Beach's rate for property crime is 26 per one thousand population. This makes Grover Beach 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 Grover Beach is one in 38.

Importantly, we found that Grover Beach 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 Grover Beach is one in 302.

Grover Beach Crime Data


Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 19% of U.S. Cities

Grover Beach Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Grover Beach 3.60
California 4.26

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 278

in Grover Beach

1 in 235

in California


Population: 13,600
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 4 7 38
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.29 0.51 2.79


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)

Grover Beach 26.40
California 26.18

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 38

in Grover Beach

1 in 38

in California

Grover Beach Property CRIMES

Population: 13,600
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 67 247 45
Rate per 1,000 4.93 18.16 3.31

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

Grover Beach Crimes Per Square Mile

Grover Beach 176
California 90

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