Oceanside, CA
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Oceanside, 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 2016 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2017 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2017 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 Oceanside 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 Oceanside is 1 in 35. Based on FBI crime data, Oceanside is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to California, Oceanside has a crime rate that is higher than 73% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Oceanside 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 Oceanside; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 272. This equates to a rate of 4 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Oceanside's rate for property crime is 25 per one thousand population. This makes Oceanside 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 Oceanside is one in 40.

Importantly, we found that Oceanside 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 Oceanside is one in 360.

Oceanside Crime Data

 

Crime Index

20

(100 is safest)


Safer than 20% of U.S. Cities

Oceanside Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

645

4,421

5,066

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

3.68

25.20

28.87

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Oceanside 3.68
California 4.45

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 272

in Oceanside

1 in 225

in California

Oceanside VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 175,464
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 8 57 173 407
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.32 0.99 2.32

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 323,127,513
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 17,250 130,603 332,198 803,007
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.40 1.03 2.49


Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Oceanside 25.20
California 25.53

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 40

in Oceanside

1 in 39

in California

Oceanside Property CRIMES

Population: 175,464
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 610 3,323 488
Rate per 1,000 3.48 18.94 2.78

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 323,127,513
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,515,096 5,638,455 765,484
Rate per 1,000 4.69 17.45 2.37

Oceanside Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Oceanside 120
California 89