Ventura, CA
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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 2018 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2019 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2019 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 36 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 28. 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 89% 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 249. This equates to a rate of 4 per one thousand inhabitants.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Ventura is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Ventura, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 32, which is a rate of 32 per one thousand population.

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 330.

Ventura Crime Data

 

Crime Index

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(100 is safest)


Safer than 10% of U.S. Cities

Ventura Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

446

3,517

3,963

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

4.01

31.65

35.66

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Ventura 4.01
California 4.47

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 249

in Ventura

1 in 224

in California

Ventura VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 111,128
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 2 54 117 273
Rate per 1,000 0.02 0.49 1.05 2.46

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 327,167,434
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 16,214 139,380 282,061 807,410
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.43 0.86 2.47

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Ventura 31.65
California 23.80

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 32

in Ventura

1 in 42

in California

Ventura Property CRIMES

Population: 111,128
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 483 2,697 337
Rate per 1,000 4.35 24.27 3.03

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 327,167,434
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,230,149 5,217,055 748,841
Rate per 1,000 3.76 15.95 2.29

Ventura Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Ventura 182
California 85