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SAN DIEGO County, CA | Crime Rates

SAN DIEGO is a county located in CA, and has a population of 492,325. This region is policed by SAN DIEGO COUNTY.

SAN DIEGO County has an overall crime rate of 2,092 per 100,000 residents. This is one of the safest regions in the United States. This means that your chances of becoming a victim of any type of crime in SAN DIEGO County is 1 in 48 if you reside there for a year.

The average overall crime rate for SAN DIEGO County for the previous 2 years was 2,303 per 100,000 residents. This means that the crime rate for SAN DIEGO County has been decreasing over time.

Below are its crime rates and policing statistics according to the FBI's Uniform Crime Reports (UCR). For more specific crime statistics (NIBRS) for many US cities & counties, see Offense Statistics.

Crime Rates

(per 100,000) SAN DIEGO USA
Crime Rate (Overall) 2,092 4,506
Murder Rate 4.1 6
Robbery Rate 44 148
Rape Rate 17 30
Assault Rate 839 644
Burglary Rate 350 726
Forced Entry Rate 169 417
Larceny Rate 650 2,185
Auto Theft Rate 188 362

Policing Statistics

Overall Clearance 100% 28%
Homicide Clearance 100% 56%
Assault Clearance 100% 52%
Rape Clearance 100% 38%
Robbery Clearance 100% 23%
Burglary Clearance 68% 12%
Larceny Clearance 59% 18%
Auto Theft Clearance 41% 12%

Sex Offenders

Of the 730,000 sex offenders in the United States, there are a total of 1152 sex offender(s) in SAN DIEGO County.

On a per capita basis, there are approximately 234 sex offender(s) per 100,000 people in SAN DIEGO County. This is compared to the nation-wide average of 240 sex offenders per 100,000 people.

To search the official state sex offender registry for California see

Data estimated from arrests & clearances from a sample from the Uniform Crime Reports, Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Department of Justice. Washington, D.C. 2011. If missing data exist, these figures will tend to underestimate the true figures. is not responsible for the currency or accuracy of this data.

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