San Marcos, CA Crime Statistics For 2022

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2022-04-07
1,165
Total Crimes
1,186.4
Total Crimes / 100k People
-49.43%
Below National Average
61 out of 461
In California
3,775 out of 8,904
In America

What is the crime rate in San Marcos, CA?

According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in San Marcos is 1,186.4 per 100,000 people. That's -49.43% lower than the national rate of 2,346.0 per 100,000 people and -54.03% 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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San Marcos SnackAbility

8.5
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8.5/10
Housing
9.5
Affordability
4
Diversity
9.5
Safety
8
Amenities
9.5
Education
8
Commute
6

How Does San Marcos Crime Compare To The Rest Of The Country?

Statistic Count
Raw
San Marcos
/ 100k People
California
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 1,165 1,186.4 2,581.0 2,346.0
Murder 0 0.0 5.6 6.5
Robbery 40 40.7 113.6 73.9
Aggravated Assault 141 143.6 288.7 279.7
Violent Crime 194 197.6 442.0 387.8
Burglary 164 167.0 369.7 314.2
Larceny 646 657.9 1,341.7 1,398.0
Car Theft 161 164.0 427.6 246.0
Property Crime 971 988.8 2,138.9 1,958.2

Violent Crime Rates In San Marcos

194
Violent Crimes
197.6
Violent Crimes / 100k People
-49.06%
Below National Average
  • You have a 1 in 506.2 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in San Marcos each year. That compares to a 1 in 226.2 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in San Marcos is 197.6 per 100,000 people.
  • That's -49.06% lower than the national rate of 387.8 per 100,000 people.
  • -55.31% lower than the California violent crime rate of 442.0 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In San Marcos

971
Property Crimes
988.8
Property Crimes / 100k People
-49.50%
Below National Average
  • You have a 1 in 101.1 chance of being the victim of a property crime in San Marcos each year. That compares to a 1 in 51.1 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in San Marcos is 988.8 per 100,000 people.
  • That's -49.50% lower than the national rate of 1,958.2 per 100,000 people.
  • And -53.77% lower than the California property crime rate of 2,138.9 per 100,000 people.

San Marcos 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 San Marcos

City Population Count
Raw
Total Crime
/ 100k People
Property Crime
/ 100k People
Violent Crime
/ 100k People
Oceanside, CA 176,616 3,897 2,206.5 1,800.5 406.0
Escondido, CA 152,446 3,266 2,142.4 1,769.2 373.2
Carlsbad, CA 116,516 2,065 1,772.3 1,580.0 192.2
Vista, CA 102,600 1,548 1,508.8 1,172.5 336.3
Encinitas, CA 63,055 809 1,283.0 1,072.1 210.9
Poway, CA 49,479 419 846.8 739.7 107.1
Solana Beach, CA 13,341 169 1,266.8 1,161.8 104.9
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