National City, CA
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National City, 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 National City is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 29 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 National City is 1 in 34. Based on FBI crime data, National City is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to California, National City has a crime rate that is higher than 72% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

How does the crime rate in National City compare to similar sized communities across America? When NeighborhoodScout compared National City with other communities its size, we found that the crime rate was near the average for all other communities of similar size. So, whether National City'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 National City 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 National City.

For National City, 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 National City is one in 186.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that National City's rate for property crime is 24 per one thousand population. This makes National City 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 National City is one in 41.

Importantly, we found that National City 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 National City is one in 187.

National City Crime Data

 

Crime Index

20

(100 is safest)


Safer than 20% of U.S. Cities

National City Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

329

1,472

1,801

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

5.39

24.11

29.50

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
National City 5.39
California 4.26

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 186

in National City

1 in 235

in California

National City VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 61,060
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 2 16 142 169
Rate per 1,000 0.03 0.26 2.33 2.77

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
National City 24.11
California 26.18

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 41

in National City

1 in 38

in California

National City Property CRIMES

Population: 61,060
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 185 961 326
Rate per 1,000 3.03 15.74 5.34

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

National City Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
National City 245
California 90