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Crime rate in San Marcos, California (CA): murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, auto thefts, arson, crime map


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

Crime rate in San Marcos, CA

The 2017 crime rate in San Marcos, CA is 120 (City-Data.com crime index), which is 2.3 times smaller than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 43.1% U.S. cities. The 2017 San Marcos crime rate rose by 4% compared to 2016. In the last 5 years San Marcos has seen decreasing violent crime and decreasing property crime.
See how dangerous San Marcos, CA is compared to nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
San Marcos:

120.2
Escondido:

197.3
Vista:

189.6
Carlsbad:

155.1
Encinitas:

121.1
Oceanside:

234.2
Solana Beach:

123.8
Del Mar:

238.7
Poway:

92.9
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in San Marcos by year

Type

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

Murders
(per 100,000)
3
(4.8)
1
(1.5)
0
(0.0)
3
(4.0)
2
(2.5)
1
(1.2)
2
(2.4)
1
(1.2)
0
(0.0)
2
(2.3)
0
(0.0)
2
(2.2)
3
(3.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
18
(28.7)
17
(26.2)
15
(21.8)
19
(25.6)
12
(15.0)
8
(9.8)
16
(19.5)
16
(19.1)
19
(22.4)
11
(12.8)
19
(21.7)
9
(9.9)
17
(17.8)
13
(13.7)
25
(25.7)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
46
(73.3)
61
(93.9)
57
(82.8)
75
(101.1)
101
(126.2)
55
(67.3)
68
(82.7)
70
(83.7)
60
(70.8)
57
(66.4)
62
(70.7)
38
(41.9)
34
(35.7)
42
(44.3)
54
(55.5)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
138
(219.8)
171
(263.1)
165
(239.8)
189
(254.9)
172
(214.9)
149
(182.4)
140
(170.2)
150
(179.3)
154
(181.7)
157
(183.0)
133
(151.6)
147
(161.9)
117
(122.8)
142
(149.7)
116
(119.2)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
440
(700.8)
346
(532.4)
359
(521.8)
484
(652.7)
414
(517.2)
401
(490.9)
307
(373.2)
350
(418.3)
358
(422.3)
366
(426.5)
299
(340.9)
242
(266.5)
277
(290.6)
211
(222.5)
202
(207.6)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
765
(1,218)
844
(1,299)
989
(1,437)
918
(1,238)
937
(1,171)
934
(1,143)
901
(1,095)
1,054
(1,260)
908
(1,071)
907
(1,057)
931
(1,061)
854
(940.5)
996
(1,045)
783
(825.6)
784
(805.8)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
270
(430.0)
305
(469.4)
282
(409.9)
333
(449.1)
318
(397.3)
274
(335.4)
208
(252.9)
238
(284.4)
158
(186.4)
229
(266.9)
170
(193.8)
190
(209.3)
243
(254.9)
151
(159.2)
150
(154.2)
Arson
(per 100,000)
12
(19.1)
12
(18.5)
10
(14.5)
14
(18.9)
N/A2
(2.4)
4
(4.9)
5
(6.0)
7
(8.3)
3
(3.5)
7
(8.0)
10
(11.0)
2
(2.1)
3
(3.2)
4
(4.1)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 280.6)239.0231.6217.1241.1212.6173.9169.4181.1162.8164.9150.7130.3138.4115.5120.2

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 43 registered sex offenders living in San Marcos, California as of October 17, 2019.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in San Marcos is 2,216 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 2017
San Marcos:

113.1
U.S. Average:

214.8

Violent crime rate in 2016
San Marcos:

110.7
U.S. Average:

216.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
San Marcos:

103.3
U.S. Average:

208.5

Violent crime rate in 2014
San Marcos:

116.2
U.S. Average:

200.7

Violent crime rate in 2013
San Marcos:

132.8
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
San Marcos:

142.2
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2011
San Marcos:

148.6
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
San Marcos:

153.0
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
San Marcos:

150.7
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
San Marcos:

137.1
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2007
San Marcos:

190.5
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2006
San Marcos:

211.7
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2005
San Marcos:

183.1
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
San Marcos:

207.7
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
San Marcos:

191.4
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
San Marcos:

185.4
U.S. Average:

272.2

Violent crime rate in 2001
San Marcos:

234.1
U.S. Average:

276.6

Property crime rate in 2017
San Marcos:

104.9
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
San Marcos:

109.7
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
San Marcos:

148.6
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
San Marcos:

131.7
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
San Marcos:

150.3
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
San Marcos:

178.2
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
San Marcos:

166.0
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
San Marcos:

189.3
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
San Marcos:

167.3
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
San Marcos:

205.7
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
San Marcos:

221.5
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
San Marcos:

259.8
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
San Marcos:

237.7
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
San Marcos:

241.8
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
San Marcos:

275.2
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
San Marcos:

271.6
U.S. Average:

336.9

Property crime rate in 2001
San Marcos:

263.6
U.S. Average:

337.2
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

Zip codes: 92069.