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Crime rate in Carlsbad, California (CA): murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, auto thefts, arson, law enforcement employees, police officers, crime map


City-Data.com crime index in Carlsbad, CA compared to other U.S. cities

Crime rate in Carlsbad, CA

The 2018 crime rate in Carlsbad, CA is 153 (City-Data.com crime index), which is 1.8 times lower than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 55.7% U.S. cities. The 2018 Carlsbad crime rate fell by 2% compared to 2017. In the last 5 years Carlsbad has seen rise of violent crime and increasing property crime.
See how dangerous Carlsbad, CA is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Carlsbad:

152.5
Encinitas:

116.1
Vista:

179.7
Oceanside:

222.6
San Marcos:

112.3
Solana Beach:

139.3
Del Mar:

247.3
Escondido:

201.3
Poway:

93.4
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Carlsbad by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
2
(2.2)
1
(1.1)
2
(2.1)
2
(2.0)
5
(5.1)
0
(0.0)
4
(3.8)
2
(1.9)
1
(0.9)
1
(0.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(0.9)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
11
(12.3)
11
(12.0)
13
(13.7)
24
(24.6)
26
(26.4)
20
(19.9)
11
(10.3)
26
(24.1)
23
(20.8)
14
(12.5)
33
(29.0)
37
(32.2)
30
(26.0)
39
(33.4)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
79
(88.1)
77
(84.1)
88
(92.6)
51
(52.2)
53
(53.8)
41
(40.8)
35
(32.8)
55
(51.0)
44
(39.8)
44
(39.2)
38
(33.3)
49
(42.6)
46
(39.9)
52
(44.5)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
164
(183.0)
240
(262.0)
215
(226.2)
150
(153.6)
203
(206.1)
134
(133.4)
160
(150.1)
182
(168.7)
153
(138.5)
145
(129.1)
101
(88.6)
123
(106.9)
171
(148.3)
151
(129.3)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
517
(576.8)
587
(640.9)
528
(555.5)
507
(519.1)
446
(452.9)
399
(397.2)
468
(439.2)
497
(460.7)
525
(475.1)
331
(294.8)
366
(321.1)
369
(320.8)
432
(374.5)
299
(256.1)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
1,648
(1,839)
1,648
(1,799)
1,684
(1,772)
1,662
(1,702)
1,327
(1,347)
1,313
(1,307)
1,375
(1,290)
1,463
(1,356)
1,436
(1,299)
1,272
(1,133)
1,627
(1,428)
1,652
(1,436)
1,638
(1,420)
1,649
(1,413)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
246
(274.5)
220
(240.2)
236
(248.3)
189
(193.5)
135
(137.1)
108
(107.5)
127
(119.2)
149
(138.1)
124
(112.2)
128
(114.0)
141
(123.7)
167
(145.2)
139
(120.5)
152
(130.2)
Arson
(per 100,000)
11
(12.3)
18
(19.7)
10
(10.5)
7
(7.2)
12
(12.2)
9
(9.0)
2
(1.9)
7
(6.5)
10
(9.0)
5
(4.5)
8
(7.0)
7
(6.1)
18
(15.6)
14
(12.0)
City-Data.com crime index213.2225.5217.8190.0185.2143.5147.5169.6152.3124.4140.4151.4155.1152.5

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 274.0. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

- means the value is smaller than the state average.
- means the value is about the same as the state average.
- means the value is bigger than the state average.



According to our research of California and other state lists, there were 37 registered sex offenders living in Carlsbad, California as of October 26, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Carlsbad is 3,087 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is much lower than the state average.



Violent crime rate in 2018
Carlsbad:

122.1
U.S. Average:

207.3

Violent crime rate in 2017
Carlsbad:

120.1
U.S. Average:

215.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Carlsbad:

106.9
U.S. Average:

216.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Carlsbad:

89.9
U.S. Average:

208.5

Violent crime rate in 2014
Carlsbad:

98.4
U.S. Average:

200.7

Violent crime rate in 2013
Carlsbad:

111.8
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
Carlsbad:

137.7
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2011
Carlsbad:

109.3
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Carlsbad:

107.0
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
Carlsbad:

166.5
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
Carlsbad:

131.6
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2007
Carlsbad:

177.3
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2006
Carlsbad:

187.2
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2005
Carlsbad:

152.3
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
Carlsbad:

136.9
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
Carlsbad:

139.7
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
Carlsbad:

118.2
U.S. Average:

272.2

Property crime rate in 2018
Carlsbad:

141.4
U.S. Average:

189.3

Property crime rate in 2017
Carlsbad:

164.0
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Carlsbad:

157.7
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Carlsbad:

154.2
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Carlsbad:

132.7
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Carlsbad:

176.8
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Carlsbad:

180.7
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Carlsbad:

170.2
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Carlsbad:

160.9
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Carlsbad:

178.5
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Carlsbad:

217.9
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Carlsbad:

236.9
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Carlsbad:

254.2
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Carlsbad:

248.5
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
Carlsbad:

189.2
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
Carlsbad:

201.0
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
Carlsbad:

197.3
U.S. Average:

336.9
Murders per 100,000 population
Rapes per 100,000 population
Robberies per 100,000 population
Assaults per 100,000 population
Burglaries per 100,000 population
Thefts per 100,000 population
Auto thefts per 100,000 population
Arson per 100,000 population

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 162 (117 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.00
California average:

1.99

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 160 (115 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.00
California average:

1.98

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 150 (103 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

0.90
California average:

2.00

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 152 (105 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

0.92
California average:

2.00

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 158 (110 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

0.98
California average:

2.01

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 159 (112 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.01
California average:

2.02

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 158 (112 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.04
California average:

2.04

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 153 (107 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.00
California average:

2.09

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 157 (110 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.09
California average:

2.19

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 156 (109 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.11
California average:

2.24

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 160 (116 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.19
California average:

2.27

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 157 (112 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.18
California average:

2.21

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 155 (112 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.43
California average:

2.38

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 145 (105 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.34
California average:

2.34

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 146 (106 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.35
California average:

2.36

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 145 (104 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.33
California average:

2.42

Full-time Law Enforcement Employees in Carlsbad, CA
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Officers
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Civilians

Zip codes: 92008, 92009, 92010, 92011, 92024, 92056, 92078, 92081.