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


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

Crime rate in Oceanside, CA

The 2019 crime rate in Oceanside, CA is 228 (City-Data.com crime index), which is about the average for the U.S. cities. It was higher than in 74.0% U.S. cities. The 2019 Oceanside crime rate rose by 3% compared to 2018. The number of homicides stood at 4 - a decrease of 5 compared to 2018. In the last 5 years Oceanside has seen increasing violent crime and decline of property crime.
See how dangerous Oceanside, CA is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Oceanside:

228.3
Vista:

177.3
Carlsbad:

155.5
San Marcos:

103.7
Encinitas:

92.7
Escondido:

183.7
Solana Beach:

101.6
Del Mar:

135.3
San Clemente:

104.2
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Oceanside by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
8
(4.8)
3
(1.8)
5
(2.9)
4
(2.3)
4
(2.3)
7
(4.1)
8
(4.7)
9
(5.2)
5
(2.9)
9
(5.1)
8
(4.5)
9
(5.1)
9
(5.1)
4
(2.3)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
48
(28.6)
51
(30.6)
61
(36.0)
62
(36.3)
47
(27.0)
58
(34.3)
48
(28.0)
41
(23.8)
52
(29.9)
68
(38.6)
56
(31.6)
69
(39.0)
69
(38.9)
97
(54.8)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
245
(146.2)
257
(154.4)
193
(113.9)
221
(129.6)
177
(101.8)
181
(107.1)
175
(102.3)
182
(105.5)
186
(106.8)
216
(122.5)
172
(97.0)
165
(93.3)
158
(89.0)
163
(92.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
635
(378.9)
599
(359.9)
549
(323.9)
462
(270.8)
422
(242.7)
374
(221.2)
497
(290.4)
402
(233.0)
409
(234.9)
409
(232.0)
403
(227.2)
451
(255.1)
433
(244.0)
448
(252.9)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
979
(584.1)
839
(504.1)
836
(493.2)
768
(450.2)
765
(439.9)
792
(468.5)
841
(491.4)
677
(392.4)
615
(353.2)
589
(334.1)
607
(342.3)
592
(334.8)
526
(296.4)
426
(240.5)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
3,261
(1,946)
3,102
(1,864)
2,800
(1,652)
2,786
(1,633)
2,799
(1,610)
2,704
(1,600)
3,003
(1,755)
3,417
(1,981)
3,007
(1,727)
3,541
(2,008)
3,276
(1,847)
3,000
(1,697)
2,845
(1,603)
2,858
(1,614)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
633
(377.7)
647
(388.8)
536
(316.2)
441
(258.5)
345
(198.4)
353
(208.8)
445
(260.0)
400
(231.9)
362
(207.9)
467
(264.9)
481
(271.2)
496
(280.5)
465
(262.0)
452
(255.2)
Arson
(per 100,000)
21
(12.5)
31
(18.6)
37
(21.8)
24
(14.1)
25
(14.4)
22
(13.0)
19
(11.1)
24
(13.9)
34
(19.5)
15
(8.5)
14
(7.9)
22
(12.4)
16
(9.0)
23
(13.0)
City-Data.com crime index301.0287.4259.5244.3216.3225.6245.9232.9219.1249.1228.4234.2222.6228.3

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. 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 168 registered sex offenders living in Oceanside, California as of May 18, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Oceanside is 1,044 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.



Violent crime rate in 2019
Oceanside:

231.8
U.S. Average:

205.8

Violent crime rate in 2018
Oceanside:

215.5
U.S. Average:

208.2

Violent crime rate in 2017
Oceanside:

223.4
U.S. Average:

215.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Oceanside:

202.7
U.S. Average:

216.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Oceanside:

226.0
U.S. Average:

208.5

Violent crime rate in 2014
Oceanside:

206.5
U.S. Average:

200.7

Violent crime rate in 2013
Oceanside:

203.4
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
Oceanside:

233.7
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2011
Oceanside:

206.7
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Oceanside:

203.9
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
Oceanside:

241.2
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
Oceanside:

260.8
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2007
Oceanside:

291.4
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2006
Oceanside:

300.7
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2005
Oceanside:

321.0
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
Oceanside:

286.3
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
Oceanside:

302.6
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
Oceanside:

311.3
U.S. Average:

272.2

Property crime rate in 2019
Oceanside:

167.1
U.S. Average:

178.6

Property crime rate in 2018
Oceanside:

178.7
U.S. Average:

190.2

Property crime rate in 2017
Oceanside:

193.9
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Oceanside:

201.5
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Oceanside:

207.0
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Oceanside:

188.2
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Oceanside:

212.3
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Oceanside:

225.0
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Oceanside:

205.0
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Oceanside:

198.2
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Oceanside:

210.5
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Oceanside:

228.7
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Oceanside:

252.3
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Oceanside:

270.8
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Oceanside:

306.9
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
Oceanside:

284.0
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
Oceanside:

265.0
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
Oceanside:

284.0
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 2019, including police officers: 288 (203 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.15
California average:

2.01

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 293 (207 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.17
California average:

1.99

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 282 (204 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.15
California average:

1.98

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 278 (204 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.15
California average:

2.00

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 276 (206 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.17
California average:

2.00

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 277 (203 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.17
California average:

2.01

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 280 (200 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.16
California average:

2.02

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 282 (203 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.19
California average:

2.04

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 284 (203 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.20
California average:

2.09

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 292 (208 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.20
California average:

2.19

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 304 (206 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.21
California average:

2.24

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 302 (206 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.22
California average:

2.27

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 297 (200 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.20
California average:

2.21

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 286 (199 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.24
California average:

2.38

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 277 (187 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.16
California average:

2.34

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 238 (177 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.10
California average:

2.36

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 263 (178 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.11
California average:

2.42

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

Zip codes: 92054, 92057, 92083.