Ventura, CA
Crime Rates



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Ventura, 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 2017 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2018 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2018 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 Ventura is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 37 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 Ventura is 1 in 27. Based on FBI crime data, Ventura is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to California, Ventura has a crime rate that is higher than 88% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Ventura 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 Ventura; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 240. This equates to a rate of 4 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Ventura's rate for property crime is 33 per one thousand population. This makes Ventura 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 Ventura is one in 30.

Importantly, we found that Ventura 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 Ventura is one in 325.

Ventura Crime Data

 

Crime Index

11

(100 is safest)


Safer than 11% of U.S. Cities

Ventura Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

461

3,674

4,135

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

4.16

33.16

37.32

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Ventura 4.16
California 4.49

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 240

in Ventura

1 in 223

in California

Ventura VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 110,790
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 2 63 111 285
Rate per 1,000 0.02 0.57 1.00 2.57

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 325,719,178
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 17,284 135,755 319,356 810,825
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.42 0.98 2.49

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Ventura 33.16
California 24.97

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 30

in Ventura

1 in 40

in California

Ventura Property CRIMES

Population: 110,790
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 588 2,745 341
Rate per 1,000 5.31 24.78 3.08

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 325,719,178
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,401,840 5,519,107 773,139
Rate per 1,000 4.30 16.94 2.37

Ventura Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Ventura 190
California 88