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


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

Crime rate in San Luis Obispo, CA

The 2018 crime rate in San Luis Obispo, CA is 332 (City-Data.com crime index), which is 1.2 times greater than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 86.5% U.S. cities. The 2018 San Luis Obispo crime rate rose by 10% compared to 2017. In the last 5 years San Luis Obispo has seen decreasing violent crime and increasing property crime.
See how dangerous San Luis Obispo, CA is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
San Luis Obispo:

332.2
Pismo Beach:

362.0
Grover Beach:

168.5
Arroyo Grande:

111.9
Morro Bay:

145.2
Atascadero:

163.1
Guadalupe:

82.3
Santa Maria:

253.2
Paso Robles:

171.1
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in San Luis Obispo by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
2
(4.5)
0
(0.0)
3
(7.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(4.4)
1
(2.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(2.1)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
23
(51.9)
22
(50.1)
27
(63.1)
32
(73.7)
30
(68.9)
27
(61.4)
24
(52.6)
20
(43.5)
34
(73.8)
47
(100.7)
34
(72.2)
39
(81.6)
44
(91.8)
55
(114.9)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
35
(79.0)
25
(56.9)
39
(91.2)
38
(87.5)
39
(89.5)
35
(79.5)
34
(74.5)
19
(41.4)
26
(56.4)
25
(53.6)
13
(27.6)
21
(44.0)
23
(48.0)
33
(68.9)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
110
(248.2)
113
(257.4)
99
(231.4)
66
(152.0)
71
(163.0)
64
(145.4)
74
(162.1)
79
(171.9)
101
(219.1)
168
(360.0)
146
(309.9)
118
(247.0)
111
(231.6)
103
(215.1)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
361
(814.5)
358
(815.5)
312
(729.3)
334
(769.2)
324
(743.7)
372
(845.3)
330
(722.9)
414
(901.0)
328
(711.6)
206
(441.4)
245
(520.0)
251
(525.4)
172
(358.8)
242
(505.4)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
1,335
(3,012)
1,273
(2,900)
1,450
(3,389)
1,328
(3,058)
1,240
(2,846)
1,260
(2,863)
1,345
(2,946)
1,476
(3,212)
1,384
(3,002)
1,162
(2,490)
1,501
(3,186)
1,730
(3,621)
1,516
(3,163)
1,493
(3,118)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
97
(218.8)
96
(218.7)
84
(196.3)
55
(126.7)
68
(156.1)
54
(122.7)
107
(234.4)
81
(176.3)
63
(136.7)
71
(152.1)
98
(208.0)
95
(198.9)
94
(196.1)
74
(154.5)
Arson
(per 100,000)
38
(85.7)
41
(93.4)
N/A40
(92.1)
50
(114.8)
22
(50.0)
25
(54.8)
48
(104.5)
44
(95.5)
17
(36.4)
44
(93.4)
26
(54.4)
12
(25.0)
21
(43.9)
City-Data.com crime index318.9299.2340.5301.9292.9285.5292.8291.6300.6311.3308.5325.4301.5332.2

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.




According to our research of California and other state lists, there were 76 registered sex offenders living in San Luis Obispo, California as of September 29, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in San Luis Obispo is 624 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.



Violent crime rate in 2018
San Luis Obispo:

261.0
U.S. Average:

207.3

Violent crime rate in 2017
San Luis Obispo:

231.6
U.S. Average:

215.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
San Luis Obispo:

227.1
U.S. Average:

216.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
San Luis Obispo:

240.9
U.S. Average:

208.5

Violent crime rate in 2014
San Luis Obispo:

307.5
U.S. Average:

200.7

Violent crime rate in 2013
San Luis Obispo:

211.5
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
San Luis Obispo:

154.5
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2011
San Luis Obispo:

179.6
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
San Luis Obispo:

173.8
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
San Luis Obispo:

195.1
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
San Luis Obispo:

193.5
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2007
San Luis Obispo:

238.4
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2006
San Luis Obispo:

207.3
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2005
San Luis Obispo:

224.5
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
San Luis Obispo:

132.1
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
San Luis Obispo:

101.4
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
San Luis Obispo:

117.4
U.S. Average:

272.2

Property crime rate in 2018
San Luis Obispo:

280.2
U.S. Average:

189.3

Property crime rate in 2017
San Luis Obispo:

259.3
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
San Luis Obispo:

316.0
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
San Luis Obispo:

294.5
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
San Luis Obispo:

235.6
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
San Luis Obispo:

312.9
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
San Luis Obispo:

367.3
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
San Luis Obispo:

327.1
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
San Luis Obispo:

330.6
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
San Luis Obispo:

314.5
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
San Luis Obispo:

325.8
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
San Luis Obispo:

344.8
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
San Luis Obispo:

340.9
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
San Luis Obispo:

346.3
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
San Luis Obispo:

214.8
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
San Luis Obispo:

202.7
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
San Luis Obispo:

191.9
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: 80 (57 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.19
California average:

1.99

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 80 (57 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.19
California average:

1.98

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 78 (55 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.15
California average:

2.00

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 83 (59 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.25
California average:

2.00

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 82 (59 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.26
California average:

2.01

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 83 (59 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.28
California average:

2.02

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 78 (53 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.15
California average:

2.04

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 83 (57 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.25
California average:

2.09

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 83 (57 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.30
California average:

2.19

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 86 (59 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.35
California average:

2.24

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 87 (62 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.43
California average:

2.27

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 91 (62 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.45
California average:

2.21

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 83 (57 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.29
California average:

2.38

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 81 (57 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.29
California average:

2.34

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 82 (57 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.29
California average:

2.36

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 86 (56 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.27
California average:

2.42

Full-time Law Enforcement Employees in San Luis Obispo, CA
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Officers
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Civilians

Zip codes: 93401.