Jail CellOnly a few years ago, crime rates were at an all-time low in San Diego and many citizens had high hopes about the city becoming one of the safest cities. However, as of 2012 and beyond, crime has taken over the city once more on many different levels. Police Chief Bill Lansdowne spoke about the matter and said, “For the first time in several years, we’re seeing a disturbing increase in the level of crime in the city of San Diego, and we’re also beginning to experience again officers leaving the San Diego Police Department and making other choices.”

Flash forward to now, and crime rates were up in the first few months of 2016 once again. Just the rates of these crimes between January and June led to a 4% increase in San Diego’s crime rate compared to the same time period studied in 2015. But what are some of the most common crimes that are committed each year in San Diego?

Most Common San Diego Crimes

Annually, the numbers are collected concerning various popular crimes in San Diego. This past year, these were the results. These numbers stand for the reported incidents overall in the year.

  • Property Crime: 29,158
  • Vehicle Theft: 5,096
  • Theft: 18,933
  • Burglary: 5,129
  • Violent Crime: 5,582
  • Assault: 3,601
  • Robbery: 1,378
  • Rape: 566
  • Murder: 37 

Studies are conducted every year in San Diego that follows crime rates. If you have been convicted of a crime and need a defense attorney who will be on your side through the whole process, call us today. We will help you every step of the way.