Seaside, CA
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Seaside, 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 Seaside is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 20 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 Seaside is 1 in 51. Based on FBI crime data, Seaside is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to California, Seaside has a crime rate that is higher than 43% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Seaside 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 Seaside; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 356. This equates to a rate of 3 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Seaside's rate for property crime is 17 per one thousand population. This makes Seaside 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 Seaside is one in 59.

Importantly, we found that Seaside 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 Seaside is one in 345.

Seaside Crime Data

 

Crime Index

37

(100 is safest)


Safer than 37% of U.S. Cities

Seaside Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

97

586

683

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

2.81

16.97

19.78

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Seaside 2.81
California 4.26

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 356

in Seaside

1 in 235

in California

Seaside VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 34,533
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 7 27 63
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.20 0.78 1.82

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
Seaside 16.97
California 26.18

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 59

in Seaside

1 in 38

in California

Seaside Property CRIMES

Population: 34,533
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 98 388 100
Rate per 1,000 2.84 11.24 2.90

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

Seaside Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Seaside 74
California 90