Poway, CA
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Poway, 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

According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis of FBI crime statistics, Poway is safer than 64% of the cities and towns in the US of all population sizes. In California, only on the order of 15% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Poway. If you live in Poway, your chance of becoming a victim of crime in the community is 1 in 93. The US average across communities from the largest to the smallest is 1 in 35. It is for these reasons that Poway is ranked as one of the top 100 safest cities in the U.S.A.

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

NeighborhoodScout's research shows that Poway's violent crime rate is 1 per one thousand inhabitants, which is about average for all communities in America, across all population sizes. Violent crimes that are tracked and included in this rate are armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape (not statutory), and murder and non-negligent manslaughter. Roughly similar to the national average, our analysis shows that your chance of becoming a victim of violent crime in Poway is one in 759.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis of property crime reveals that the property crime rate in Poway is below average to all cities and towns in the nation. This means that you are less likely to become a victim of arson, motor vehicle theft, larceny, or burglary in Poway than in most communities in America. Your chance of becoming a victim of property crime if you live here? Just one in 106.

Poway Crime Data

 

Crime Index

64

(100 is safest)


Safer than 64% of U.S. Cities

Poway Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

66

471

537

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.32

9.41

10.72

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Poway 1.32
California 4.45

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 759

in Poway

1 in 225

in California

Poway VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 50,077
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 8 14 44
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.16 0.28 0.88

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
Poway 9.41
California 25.53

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 106

in Poway

1 in 39

in California

Poway Property CRIMES

Population: 50,077
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 94 342 35
Rate per 1,000 1.88 6.83 0.70

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

Poway Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Poway 14
California 89