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


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

Crime rate in National City, CA

The 2018 crime rate in National City, CA was 243 (City-Data.com crime index), which was comparable to the U.S. average. It was higher than in 75.8% of U.S. cities. The 2018 National City crime rate fell by 3% compared to 2017. The number of homicides stood at 2 - a decrease of 1 compared to 2017. In the last 5 years National City has seen an increase in violent crime and a decrease in property crime.
See how dangerous National City, CA is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
National City:

243.3
Chula Vista:

160.5
Coronado:

79.3
Lemon Grove:

247.8
Imperial Beach:

141.1
La Mesa:

165.9
San Diego:

212.9
El Cajon:

254.5
Santee:

126.6
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in National City by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
4
(7.3)
2
(3.2)
6
(9.7)
0
(0.0)
2
(3.4)
4
(7.1)
1
(1.7)
4
(6.7)
1
(1.7)
2
(3.3)
2
(3.3)
3
(4.9)
3
(4.9)
2
(3.2)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
16
(29.1)
9
(14.5)
19
(30.6)
25
(42.1)
14
(23.6)
11
(19.5)
12
(20.2)
18
(30.0)
11
(18.4)
16
(26.6)
16
(26.3)
13
(21.1)
23
(37.4)
22
(35.6)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
182
(331.3)
211
(340.5)
180
(290.3)
183
(308.1)
194
(327.5)
148
(263.0)
137
(231.1)
165
(275.4)
137
(229.7)
105
(174.6)
142
(233.7)
108
(175.5)
109
(177.0)
101
(163.5)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
254
(462.4)
302
(487.3)
219
(353.2)
278
(468.1)
216
(364.7)
265
(470.9)
222
(374.6)
184
(307.1)
165
(276.7)
144
(239.5)
167
(274.8)
143
(232.3)
161
(261.5)
181
(293.1)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
376
(684.5)
453
(731.0)
379
(611.3)
365
(614.6)
308
(520.0)
310
(550.9)
300
(506.1)
366
(610.8)
286
(479.6)
238
(395.8)
183
(301.1)
182
(295.7)
132
(214.4)
127
(205.6)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
1,409
(2,565)
1,125
(1,815)
842
(1,358)
1,024
(1,724)
1,051
(1,774)
1,033
(1,836)
1,046
(1,765)
1,090
(1,819)
1,189
(1,994)
934
(1,553)
942
(1,550)
734
(1,193)
667
(1,083)
748
(1,211)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
941
(1,713)
885
(1,428)
948
(1,529)
793
(1,335)
564
(952.2)
506
(899.2)
468
(789.6)
407
(679.2)
415
(695.9)
417
(693.5)
324
(533.2)
460
(747.4)
358
(581.4)
292
(472.8)
Arson
(per 100,000)
15
(27.3)
12
(19.4)
8
(12.9)
4
(6.7)
7
(11.8)
3
(5.3)
6
(10.1)
30
(50.1)
7
(11.7)
9
(15.0)
14
(23.0)
5
(8.1)
11
(17.9)
8
(13.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)517.3455.7421.1438.5380.4386.9333.0351.3311.4273.5278.5253.9249.9243.3

The City-Data.com crime rate weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.




According to our research of California and other state lists, there were 72 registered sex offenders living in National City, California as of February 21, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in National City is 855 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.



Violent crime rate in 2018
National City:

270.4
U.S. Average:

207.3

Violent crime rate in 2017
National City:

266.3
U.S. Average:

215.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
National City:

234.8
U.S. Average:

216.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
National City:

287.2
U.S. Average:

208.5

Violent crime rate in 2014
National City:

240.3
U.S. Average:

200.7

Violent crime rate in 2013
National City:

275.0
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
National City:

334.6
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2011
National City:

326.5
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
National City:

400.7
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
National City:

376.5
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
National City:

430.2
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2007
National City:

371.8
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2006
National City:

434.9
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2005
National City:

440.5
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
National City:

256.4
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
National City:

361.1
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
National City:

353.2
U.S. Average:

272.2

Property crime rate in 2018
National City:

172.6
U.S. Average:

189.3

Property crime rate in 2017
National City:

184.2
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
National City:

230.9
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
National City:

217.7
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
National City:

260.9
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
National City:

300.0
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
National City:

315.0
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
National City:

307.9
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
National City:

336.9
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
National City:

335.6
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
National City:

409.4
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
National City:

419.5
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
National City:

451.2
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
National City:

522.1
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
National City:

329.2
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
National City:

342.2
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
National City:

282.7
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: 122 (83 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.34
California average:

1.99

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 119 (85 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.38
California average:

1.98

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 120 (86 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.40
California average:

2.00

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 112 (81 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.33
California average:

2.00

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 112 (83 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.38
California average:

2.01

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 106 (79 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.32
California average:

2.02

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 110 (80 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.34
California average:

2.04

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 108 (80 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.35
California average:

2.09

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 120 (85 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.51
California average:

2.19

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 125 (90 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.52
California average:

2.24

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 132 (90 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.52
California average:

2.27

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 125 (91 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.47
California average:

2.21

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 112 (80 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.47
California average:

2.38

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 126 (87 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.60
California average:

2.34

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 117 (85 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.57
California average:

2.36

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 120 (87 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.60
California average:

2.42

Full-time Law Enforcement Employees in National City, CA
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Officers
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Civilians

Zip codes: 91950.