San Marcos, CA
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The crime rate in San Marcos is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 19 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 San Marcos is 1 in 52. Based on FBI crime data, San Marcos is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to California, San Marcos has a crime rate that is higher than 42% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in San Marcos 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 San Marcos; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 513. This equates to a rate of 2 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that San Marcos's rate for property crime is 17 per one thousand population. This makes San Marcos 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 San Marcos is one in 58.

Importantly, we found that San Marcos 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 San Marcos is one in 378.

San Marcos Crime Data

 
Crime Index

38

(100 is safest)


Safer than 38% of U.S. Cities

San Marcos Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

181

1,610

1,791

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.95

17.32

19.27

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
San Marcos 1.95
California 4.26
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 513

in San Marcos

1 in 235

in California
San Marcos VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 92,931
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 3 24 34 120
Rate per 1,000 0.03 0.26 0.37 1.29
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
San Marcos 17.32
California 26.18
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 58

in San Marcos

1 in 38

in California
San Marcos Property CRIMES
Population: 92,931
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 282 1,082 246
Rate per 1,000 3.03 11.64 2.65
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

San Marcos Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
San Marcos 73
California 90