El Cajon, CA Crime Statistics For 2021

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2020-12-30
2,598
Total Crimes
2,505.6
Total Crimes / 100k People
1.17%
Above National Average
278 out of 461
In California
7,092 out of 9,891
In America

What is the crime rate in El Cajon, CA?

According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in El Cajon is 2,505.6 per 100,000 people. That's 1.17% higher than the national rate of 2,476.7 per 100,000 people and -9.62% lower than the California total crime rate of 2,772.4 per 100,000 people.

Note: Because the rates of crime are so low in America, we use "per 100,000 people" to make the number a bit easier to compare across locations visually. It's mathematically the same as doing per capita comparisons and isn't conveying that there are 100,000+ people in a location.

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El Cajon SnackAbility

7
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
6/10
Housing
9
Affordability
3
Diversity
9
Safety
5
Amenities
10
Education
6
Commute
6

How Does El Cajon Crime Compare To The Rest Of The Country?

Statistic Count
Raw
El Cajon
/ 100k People
California
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 2,598 2,505.6 2,772.4 2,476.7
Murder 3 2.9 4.3 5.0
Robbery 201 193.9 132.4 81.6
Aggravated Assault 310 299.0 267.1 250.2
Violent Crime 552 532.4 441.2 366.7
Burglary 371 357.8 386.1 340.5
Larceny 1,316 1,269.2 1,586.3 1,549.5
Car Theft 359 346.2 358.8 219.9
Property Crime 2,046 1,973.3 2,331.2 2,109.9

Violent Crime Rates In El Cajon

552.0
Violent Crimes
532.4
Violent Crimes / 100k People
45.18%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 187.8 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in El Cajon each year. That compares to a 1 in 226.7 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in El Cajon is 532.4 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 45.18% higher than the national rate of 366.7 per 100,000 people.
  • 20.66% higher than the California violent crime rate of 441.2 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In El Cajon

2,046.0
Property Crimes
1,973.3
Property Crimes / 100k People
-6.48%
Below National Average
  • You have a 1 in 50.7 chance of being the victim of a property crime in El Cajon each year. That compares to a 1 in 47.4 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in El Cajon is 1,973.3 per 100,000 people.
  • That's -6.48% lower than the national rate of 2,109.9 per 100,000 people.
  • And -15.35% lower than the California property crime rate of 2,331.2 per 100,000 people.

El Cajon Crime Compared To California Average

Each category of crime indexed to the worst per capita in California.
Data Source -- FBI UCR 2018.

Crime In Cities Around El Cajon

City Population Count
Raw
Total Crime
/ 100k People
Property Crime
/ 100k People
Violent Crime
/ 100k People
San Diego, CA 1,441,737 32,356 2,244.2 1,882.5 361.7
La Mesa, CA 59,865 1,174 1,961.1 1,670.4 290.7
Santee, CA 58,701 904 1,540.0 1,373.1 166.9
Poway, CA 49,928 541 1,083.6 981.4 102.1
Lemon Grove, CA 27,175 719 2,645.8 2,031.3 614.5
Spring Valley, IL 5,156 50 969.7 717.6 252.1
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