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San Luis Obispo County, CA | Crime Rates

San Luis Obispo is a county located in CA, and has a population of 119,507. This region is policed by SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY.

San Luis Obispo County has an overall crime rate of 1,617 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 Luis Obispo County is 1 in 62 if you reside there for a year.

The average overall crime rate for San Luis Obispo County for the previous 2 years was 1,588 per 100,000 residents. This means that the crime rate for San Luis Obispo County has been increasing 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 Luis Obispo USA
Crime Rate (Overall) 1,617 4,506
Murder Rate 1.1 6
Robbery Rate 11 148
Rape Rate 22 30
Assault Rate 449 644
Burglary Rate 402 726
Forced Entry Rate 142 417
Larceny Rate 730 2,185
Auto Theft Rate 3 362

Policing Statistics

San Luis Obispo USA
Overall Clearance 39% 28%
Homicide Clearance 91% 56%
Assault Clearance 94% 52%
Rape Clearance 27% 38%
Robbery Clearance 45% 23%
Burglary Clearance 22% 12%
Larceny Clearance 14% 18%
Auto Theft Clearance 33% 12%

Sex Offenders

Of the 730,000 sex offenders in the United States, there are a total of 43 sex offender(s) in San Luis Obispo County. On a per capita basis, there are approximately 36 sex offender(s) per 100,000 people in San Luis Obispo 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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