Morro Bay, CA
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The crime rate in Morro Bay is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 32 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 Morro Bay is 1 in 31. Based on FBI crime data, Morro Bay is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to California, Morro Bay has a crime rate that is higher than 79% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

Importantly, when you compare Morro Bay to other communities of similar population, then Morro Bay crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Morro Bay 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 Morro Bay 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 Morro Bay.

For Morro Bay, we found that the violent crime rate is one of the highest in the nation, across communities of all sizes (both large and small). Violent offenses tracked included rape, murder and non-negligent manslaughter, armed robbery, and aggravated assault, including assault with a deadly weapon. According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis of FBI reported crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of one of these crimes in Morro Bay is one in 183.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Morro Bay's rate for property crime is 27 per one thousand population. This makes Morro Bay 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 Morro Bay is one in 37.

Morro Bay Crime Data

 
Crime Index

17

(100 is safest)


Safer than 17% of U.S. Cities

Morro Bay Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

58

287

345

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

5.45

26.98

32.43

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Morro Bay 5.45
California 4.26
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 183

in Morro Bay

1 in 235

in California
Morro Bay VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 10,639
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 3 4 51
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.28 0.38 4.79
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
Morro Bay 26.98
California 26.18
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 37

in Morro Bay

1 in 38

in California
Morro Bay Property CRIMES
Population: 10,639
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 54 215 18
Rate per 1,000 5.08 20.21 1.69
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

Morro Bay Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Morro Bay 64
California 90

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