Scotts Valley, CA
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The crime rate in Scotts Valley 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 Scotts Valley is 1 in 34. Based on FBI crime data, Scotts Valley is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to California, Scotts Valley has a crime rate that is higher than 72% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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

NeighborhoodScout's research shows that Scotts Valley's violent crime rate is 2 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 Scotts Valley is one in 543.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Scotts Valley's rate for property crime is 28 per one thousand population. This makes Scotts Valley 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 Scotts Valley is one in 36.

Scotts Valley Crime Data

 
Crime Index

20

(100 is safest)


Safer than 20% of U.S. Cities

Scotts Valley Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

22

330

352

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.84

27.63

29.47

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Scotts Valley 1.84
California 4.26
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 543

in Scotts Valley

1 in 235

in California
Scotts Valley VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 11,945
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 3 5 14
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.25 0.42 1.17
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
Scotts Valley 27.63
California 26.18
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 36

in Scotts Valley

1 in 38

in California
Scotts Valley Property CRIMES
Population: 11,945
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 91 212 27
Rate per 1,000 7.62 17.75 2.26
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

Scotts Valley Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Scotts Valley 77
California 90