Chula Vista, CA Criminal and Public Records

Are you searching for criminal records or background information on someone in Chula Vista, CA? BeenVerified has access to public arrest records in San Diego County that can help you identify criminal background history for individuals in and around the Chula Vista area. Chula Vista has a population of 265,757, which makes it the 14th largest city in California, and an average income of $65,185. We’ve compiled helpful crime statistics below, or you can look up a specific person’s criminal records.

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Crime in Chula Vista, CA

One of the first ways to gauge crime is to look at the reported crimes in that city over a year’s time. Keep in mind that you cannot compare one city’s reported crimes to another city’s reported crimes without also understanding any differences in population. In addition, the reported crime rate and the actual crime rate may be very different; crimes such as forcible rape are notoriously underreported, while crimes like motor vehicle theft have higher reporting rates.

In 2015, there were 705 reported violent crimes and 4619 reported property crimes in Chula Vista. This compares to 166,883 reported violent crimes and 1,024,914 reported property crimes statewide in California. This makes Chula Vista 238th in the state of California when it comes to violent crimes per 100k people.

The most common violent crime in Chula Vista was agg. assault, with 397 reported. The most common property crime was larceny, with 3,093 reported.

In addition to these major crimes, there were a number of other offenses committed, but most of those were charged as misdemeanors. Our charts below have much more information.


Chula Vista Crime Rankings:

Statewide (2015)

  • Population: 14th
  • Violent Crimes: 28th (238th per 100k)
  • Murder: 22nd (96th per 100k)
  • Rape: 24th (174th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 31st (241st per 100k)
  • Robbery: 29th (161st per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 23rd (321st per 100k)
  • Burglary: 37th (382nd per 100k)
  • Larceny: 25th (300th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 29th (209th per 100k)
  • Arson: 29th (176th per 100k)

Nationwide (2015)

  • Population: 70th
  • Violent Crimes: 174th (2,445th per 100k)
  • Murder: 72nd (394th per 100k)
  • Rape: 128th (1,188th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 179th (2,549th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 140th (1,017th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 166th (4,429th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 219th (3,778th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 188th (4,664th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 107th (828th per 100k)
  • Arson: 91st (732nd per 100k)

In San Diego County (2015)

  • Population: 2nd
  • Violent Crimes: 2nd (10th per 100k)
  • Murder: 4th (7th per 100k)
  • Rape: 3rd (11th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 3rd (11th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 2nd (9th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 2nd (12th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 2nd (14th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 3rd (14th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 2nd (8th per 100k)
  • Arson: 2nd (6th per 100k)

General Data

  • Population: 265,757
  • Households: 78,066
  • Median Income: $65,185
  • Land Area: 49.631 miles2
  • Water Area: 2.463 miles2
  • Time Zone: PDT

Chula Vista, CA Crime Rate Information

Crime Category 2014 2015
Murder 7 6
Rape 40 63
Agg. Assault 351 397
Robbery 214 239
Burglary 613 710
Vehicle Thefts 820 816
Arson 35 27

Violent Crimes in Chula Vista, CA in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Murder 6
Rape 63
Aggravated Assault 397
Robbery 239

Property Crimes in Chula Vista, CA in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Burglary 710
Larceny 3093
Motor Vehicle Theft 816
Arson 27

Arson in Chula Vista, CA

Year Arson
2006 41
2008 27
2009 27
2010 24
2011 36
2012 26
2013 35
2014 35
2015 27

Burglary in Chula Vista, CA

Year Burglary
2006 1184
2008 1008
2009 912
2010 760
2011 807
2012 926
2013 971
2014 613
2015 710

California Criminal Statistics:


Criminal Records Lookup

Do you want to lookup a specific individual’s criminal records? While a criminal background check may be important, it is important to understand that that the presence or absence of some criminal history may not be indicative of a person’s actual criminal behavior. People can be arrested for and charged with crimes that they did not commit, while other people may never be charged with crimes that they did commit. Therefore, when looking at an individual’s criminal background, it is important to understand the differences between arrests, charges, and convictions. It is equally important to understand that the absence of a criminal record does not guarantee that a person has not engaged in criminal behavior or will not engage in future criminal behavior.

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You may also want to look at statewide reporting numbers.

California Statistics:

Crime Category 2014 2015
Violent Crimes 153709 166883
Murder 1699 1861
Rape 19925 22198
Agg. Assault 91803 99349
Robbery 48680 52862
Property Crimes 947192 1024914
Burglary 202670 197404
Larceny 592670 656517
Vehicle Thefts 151852 170993
Arson 0 0

While the overall numbers can help you find some information, the crime rate is more informative. The crime rate can be reported in various ways; here we have chosen to report the crime rate as incidents per 1,000 people. By looking at the crime rate in a city, you can determine whether that city is more or less dangerous than surrounding cities. Here, we have compiled comparisons of the rate for various crimes in Chula Vista and compared them to the rates for that same crime in California and nationwide.


Arson in the state of California

Year Arson
2006 0
2007 0
2008 0
2009 0
2010 0
2011 0
2012 0
2013 0
2014 0
2015 0

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