Ventura, CA
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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 39 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 26. 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 293. This equates to a rate of 3 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Ventura's rate for property crime is 36 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 28.

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

375

3,925

4,300

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

3.42

35.78

39.19

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Ventura 3.42
California 4.26

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 293

in Ventura

1 in 235

in California

Ventura VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 109,708
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 2 53 124 196
Rate per 1,000 0.02 0.48 1.13 1.79

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
Ventura 35.78
California 26.18

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 28

in Ventura

1 in 38

in California

Ventura Property CRIMES

Population: 109,708
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 600 3,060 265
Rate per 1,000 5.47 27.89 2.42

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

Ventura Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Ventura 197
California 90