Santa Cruz, California 

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Crime in Santa Cruz, California

Crime is ranked on a scale of 1 (low crime) to 100 (high crime)

Santa Cruz violent crime is 38.2. (The US average is 22.7)
Santa Cruz property crime is 74.4. (The US average is 35.4)

NOTE: Click on the links below to see charts for each crime category.
 Violent Crimes  - Murder  Rape  Robbery  Assault
 Property Crimes  - Burglary  Larceny  Auto Theft



Santa Cruz, CA Crime History

*Closest City
Year Violent Murder Rape Robbery Assault Property Burglary Larceny Auto
2000994.85.587.8131.7769.94425.4731.53333.7360.3
2001965.7091.7156.5717.55411.1859.64175.7375.8
2002812.77.176171.4558.35493943.54189.1360.4
2003937.57.488.2205.96365737961.44448.4327.2
2004892.71.8107.5149.46345422972.94101.1348
2005921.73.789.8175.9652.35748.310504243.9454.4
2006722.15.468.8193.7454.35787.9971.94365.4450.7
2007880.51.851.3214.2613.34452.1750.63381.2320.4
2008807.23.634.4202.7566.53784.3745.62776.2262.4
2009806.77.164.1162.1573.45548.9829.84393.2325.9
2010972.610.654.5211696.45163.6870.63978.2314.8
2011791.41.637.9186.3565.55533.3936.54291.8305
20127114.955.8136.3513.95886.5865.34587.7433.5
20136.452.8136455.95059.48833811.8364.7
20148261.699.3171.8553.35154.56624101.5390.9
2015778.83.168.7181525.95557.5672.64418.2466.6
2016801.96.269.3163.2563.35556.5544.94423.6588
20176281.587.5158.1380.85656.2632.64469.4554.3
2018593.81.551.8100.54404423511.63514397.4
2019596044.4134.8416.84492.6533.23620.7338.6



Crime in Nearby Cities

City Violent
per 100k
Property
per 100k
Pop. Miles Data
Year
Capitola, CA297.05,227.210,78742019
Scotts Valley, CA109.51,187.411,98562019
Watsonville, CA604.51,789.551,801152019
Los Gatos, CA45.51,360.730,947182019
Monte Sereno, CA0.0342.23,583192019



Crime in Similar Size Cities

City Violent
per 100k
Property
per 100k
Pop. Miles Data
Year
Watsonville, CA604.51,789.551,801152019
Cupertino, CA91.11,686.660,948242019
Gilroy, CA417.62,460.754,130252019
Mountain View, CA195.02,911.481,525292019
Palo Alto, CA128.52,962.459,964302019


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Reviews for Santa Cruz    45 Reviews

The politics run the city down and it shows - 8/31/2021
I went to college at UCSC. I will never go back.Initially, like any other, I was captivated, and damn near hypnotized by the beautiful redwoods, the fun culture, the... Read More

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Some love it, others not so much - 11/20/2020
I lived in the Santa Cruz area for 20 years. UCSC alum. Our kids were born there. There are wonderful things about Santa Cruz, but also many serious problems that we... Read More

Small Town, Big City - 7/24/2020
I have been here for four generations! My kids are the fifth. I guess that should tell you how wonderful it is here, at least for us. It's so cool to have world class... Read More


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