Vista, CA
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Vista, 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 Vista is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 24 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 Vista is 1 in 43. Based on FBI crime data, Vista is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to California, Vista has a crime rate that is higher than 56% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Vista 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 Vista; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 292. This equates to a rate of 3 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Vista's rate for property crime is 20 per one thousand population. This makes Vista 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 Vista is one in 50.

Importantly, we found that Vista 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 Vista is one in 315.

Vista Crime Data

 

Crime Index

29

(100 is safest)


Safer than 29% of U.S. Cities

Vista Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

346

2,026

2,372

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

3.43

20.08

23.51

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Vista 3.43
California 4.26

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 292

in Vista

1 in 235

in California

Vista VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 100,890
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 2 37 95 212
Rate per 1,000 0.02 0.37 0.94 2.10

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
Vista 20.08
California 26.18

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 50

in Vista

1 in 38

in California

Vista Property CRIMES

Population: 100,890
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 347 1,359 320
Rate per 1,000 3.44 13.47 3.17

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

Vista Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Vista 127
California 90