Morro Bay, CA Crime Statistics For 2022

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2022-04-07
205
Total Crimes
1,938.2
Total Crimes / 100k People
-17.38%
Below National Average
185 out of 461
In California
5,585 out of 8,904
In America

What is the crime rate in Morro Bay, CA?

According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in Morro Bay is 1,938.2 per 100,000 people. That's -17.38% lower than the national rate of 2,346.0 per 100,000 people and -24.91% lower than the California total crime rate of 2,581.0 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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Morro Bay SnackAbility

8
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
6/10
Housing
9.5
Affordability
3
Diversity
8
Safety
6
Amenities
8.5
Education
8.5
Commute
8

How Does Morro Bay Crime Compare To The Rest Of The Country?

Statistic Count
Raw
Morro Bay
/ 100k People
California
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 205 1,938.2 2,581.0 2,346.0
Murder 1 9.5 5.6 6.5
Robbery 3 28.4 113.6 73.9
Aggravated Assault 41 387.6 288.7 279.7
Violent Crime 46 434.9 442.0 387.8
Burglary 32 302.5 369.7 314.2
Larceny 120 1,134.5 1,341.7 1,398.0
Car Theft 7 66.2 427.6 246.0
Property Crime 159 1,503.3 2,138.9 1,958.2

Violent Crime Rates In Morro Bay

46
Violent Crimes
434.9
Violent Crimes / 100k People
12.15%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 229.9 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in Morro Bay each year. That compares to a 1 in 226.2 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in Morro Bay is 434.9 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 12.15% higher than the national rate of 387.8 per 100,000 people.
  • -1.62% lower than the California violent crime rate of 442.0 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In Morro Bay

159
Property Crimes
1,503.3
Property Crimes / 100k People
-23.23%
Below National Average
  • You have a 1 in 66.5 chance of being the victim of a property crime in Morro Bay each year. That compares to a 1 in 51.1 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in Morro Bay is 1,503.3 per 100,000 people.
  • That's -23.23% lower than the national rate of 1,958.2 per 100,000 people.
  • And -29.72% lower than the California property crime rate of 2,138.9 per 100,000 people.

Morro Bay 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 Morro Bay

City Population Count
Raw
Total Crime
/ 100k People
Property Crime
/ 100k People
Violent Crime
/ 100k People
San Luis Obispo, CA 47,722 1,827 3,828.4 3,394.7 433.8
Atascadero, CA 30,266 477 1,576.0 1,298.5 277.5
Pismo Beach, CA 8,226 358 4,352.1 3,671.3 680.8
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