Capitola, CA Criminal and Public Records

Are you searching for criminal records or background information on someone in Capitola, CA? BeenVerified has access to public arrest records in Santa Cruz County that can help you identify criminal background history for individuals in and around the Capitola area. Capitola has a population of 10,189, which makes it the 366th largest city in California, and an average income of $57,458. We’ve compiled helpful crime statistics below, or you can look up a specific person’s criminal records.

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Crime in Capitola, 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 28 reported violent crimes and 658 reported property crimes in Capitola. This compares to 166,883 reported violent crimes and 1,024,914 reported property crimes statewide in California. This makes Capitola 233rd in the state of California when it comes to violent crimes per 100k people.

The most common violent crime in Capitola was agg. assault, with 14 reported. The most common property crime was larceny, with 585 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.


Capitola Crime Rankings:

Statewide (2015)

  • Population: 366th
  • Violent Crimes: 231st (233rd per 100k)
  • Rape: 72nd (202nd per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 193rd (258th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 146th (110th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 241st (14th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 272nd (277th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 203rd (7th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 240th (201st per 100k)
  • Arson: 55th (179th per 100k)

Nationwide (2015)

  • Population: 3,192nd
  • Violent Crimes: 605th (2,388th per 100k)
  • Murder: 77th (413th per 100k)
  • Rape: 189th (1,230th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 472nd (2,666th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 330th (802nd per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 1,135th (298th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 687th (2,884th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 972nd (193rd per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 484th (811th per 100k)
  • Arson: 117th (736th per 100k)

In Santa Cruz County (2015)

  • Population: 4th
  • Violent Crimes: 3rd (3rd per 100k)
  • Rape: 4th (4th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 3rd (3rd per 100k)
  • Robbery: 3rd (3rd per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 3rd (1st per 100k)
  • Burglary: 4th (4th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 3rd (1st per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 3rd (3rd per 100k)
  • Arson: 4th (3rd per 100k)

General Data

  • Population: 10,189
  • Households: 4,518
  • Median Income: $57,458
  • Land Area: 1.593 miles2
  • Water Area: 0.083 miles2
  • Time Zone: PDT

Capitola, CA Crime Rate Information

Crime Category 2014 2015
Murder 0 0
Rape 2 2
Agg. Assault 21 14
Robbery 7 12
Burglary 25 41
Vehicle Thefts 28 32
Arson 3 1

Violent Crimes in Capitola, CA in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Murder 0
Rape 2
Aggravated Assault 14
Robbery 12

Property Crimes in Capitola, CA in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Burglary 41
Larceny 585
Motor Vehicle Theft 32
Arson 1

Robbery in Capitola, CA

Year Robbery
2006 9
2008 18
2009 4
2010 11
2011 8
2012 15
2013 4
2014 7
2015 12

Arson in Capitola, CA

Year Arson
2006 0
2008 2
2009 7
2010 3
2011 1
2012 2
2013 2
2014 3
2015 1

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 Capitola and compared them to the rates for that same crime in California and nationwide.


Robbery in the state of California

Year Robbery
2006 70968
2007 70542
2008 69385
2009 64093
2010 58116
2011 54292
2012 56521
2013 53640
2014 48680
2015 52862

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