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Keeping track of crime activity in Downtown San Diego, as compared to other major areas of San Diego. Scroll down past this list to see the figures from previous years.

Totals for 2011 - In order of least violent crimes reported to the police (downtown neighborhoods are in red). Figure in parenthesis is from 2010.

  Neighborhood Total Property Total Violent Improved Ranking Year-over-Year?
1 Midtown 132 11 Improved
2 Scripps Ranch 248 11 Improved
3 Little Italy 181 (109) 12 (11) Same Position
4 Del Mar Heights 117 12 Worse
5 Mission Bay 218 12 Worse
6 Mission Hills 172 17 Worse
7 Kensington 117 18 Improved
8 South Park 96 19 Worse
9 Horton Plaza 293 (269) 24 (22) Worse
10 Carmel Valley 390 28 Improved
11 Cortez Hill 182 (151) 29 (27) Worse
12 University City 939 36 Improved
13 Rancho Bernardo 455 38 Same Position
14 Bay Park 306 41 Worse
15 Tierrasanta 360 43 Improved
16 Marina District 222 (172) 44 (30) Worse
17 Golden Hill 204 44 Worse
18 Rancho PQ 353 45 Worse
19 College 390 46 Improved
20 University Heights 293 46 Worse
21 La Jolla 936 50 Improved
22 Normal Heights 266 52 Worse
23 Mission Beach 467 54 Worse
24 Linda Vista 380 87 Improved
25 Clairemont 771 90 Worse
26 Mira Mesa 994 101 Improved
27 Gaslamp 262 (219) 115 (122) Same Position
28 Hillcrest 666 140 Worse
29 Mission Valley 1832 140 Same Position
30 Core / Columbia 450 (418) 177 (180) Same Position
31 North Park 943 192 Improved
32 East Village 480 (628) 200 (253) Same Position
33 Pacific Beach 1678 215 Worse

Totals for 2010 - In order of least violent crimes reported to the police (downtown neighborhoods are in red). Figure in parenthesis is from 2009.

  Neighborhood Total Property Total Violent Improved Ranking Year-over-Year?
1 Del Mar Heights 126 3 Same (5 years in a row)
2 Mission Hills 160 7 Same Position
3 Little Italy 109 (125) 11 (11) Same Position
4 South Park 94 12 Improved
5 Midtown 142 14 Improved
6 Scripps Ranch 260 14 Moved down
7 Mission Bay 214 15 Improved
8 Horton Plaza 269 (223) 22 (22) Same Position
9 Kensington 134 27 Moved down
10 Cortez Hill 151 (115) 27 (32) Improved
11 Marina District 172 (158) 30 (41) Same Position
12 Bay Park 351 36 Improved
13 Rancho Bernardo 513 38 Improved
14 Rancho PQ 448 42 Improved
15 University City 1081 43 Improved
16 Golden Hill 219 45 Improved
17 Carmel Valley 384 45 Moved Down
18 University Heights 346 47 Moved Down
19 Tierrasanta 372 49 Moved Down
20 Mission Beach 315 49 Moved Down
21 Normal Heights 267 58 Improved
22 La Jolla 913 63 Moved Down
23 Clairemont 824 83 Improved
24 College 449 91 Improved
25 Linda Vista 385 93 Moved Down
26 Hillcrest 603 115 Moved Down
27 Gaslamp 219 (193) 122 (91) Moved Down
28 Mira Mesa 1098 138 Improved
29 Mission Valley 1816 149 Improved
30 Core / Columbia 418 (360) 180 (146) Moved Down
31 Pacific Beach 1426 226 Improved
32 East Village 628 (410) 253 (237) Moved Down
33 North Park 975 256 Moved Down

Totals for 2009 - In order of least violent crimes reported. Figure in parenthesis is from the previous year.

Neighborhood Murder Rape Robbery Agg. Assault Res. Burglary Com. Burglary Theft Auto Theft Total Property Total Violent
                     
No. 1 Little Italy 0 0 6 5 19 12 75 19 125 11 (14)
No. 2 Horton Plaza 0 1 6 15 3 12 201 7 223 22 (27)
No. 3 Cortez Hill 0 6 2 24 13 3 72 27 115 32 (36)
No. 4 Marina District 0 3 17 21 11 1 117 29 158 41 (32)
No. 5 Gaslamp 2 9 19 61 0 5 178 10 193 91 (109)
No. 6 Core / Columbia (Including Embarcadero) 2 8 49 87 21 23 270 46 360 146 (170)
No. 7 East Village (Including Ballpark) 3 8 79 147 40 13 267 90 410 237 (201)

Totals for 2008 - In order of least violent crimes reported to the police (downtown neighborhoods are in red). Figure in parenthesis is from the previous year.

  Neighborhood Total Property Total Violent Improved Ranking Year-over-Year?
1 Del Mar Heights 137 (156) 1 (5) #1 Three years in a row!
2 Mission Hills 211 (266) 13 (10) Yes, moved up 1
3 Little Italy 145 (170) 14 (10) N
4 Scripps Ranch 302 (372) 16 (16) Yes, moved up 2
5 Kensington 206 (204) 18 (16) Same
6 Midtown 194 (224) 19 (11) N
7 South Park 159 (161) 19 (17) Same
8 Horton Plaza 250 (270) 27 (49) Yes, moved up 8!
9 Mission Bay 314 (321) 31 (19) N
10 Carmel Valley 571 (631) 31 (30) Same
11 Marina District 212 (206) 32 (38) Same
12 University Heights 309 (337) 36 (42) Yes, moved up 2
13 Cortez Hill 131 (195) 36 (23) N
14 Rancho Bernardo 762 (831) 40 (39) N
15 Bay Park 445 (583) 40 (42) N
16 Tierrasanta 391 (436) 47 (51) Yes, moved up 1
17 Mission Beach 416 (499) 51 (77) Yes, moved up 4
18 Golden Hill 355 (426) 51 (45) N
19 Rancho PQ 627 (579) 52 (70) Same
20 La Jolla 1021 (1204) 55 (66) N
21 University City 1259 (1365) 59 (76) N
22 Normal Heights 330 (354) 85 (97) Yes, moved up 2
23 Hillcrest 765 (766) 102 (102) Yes, moved up 2
24 Linda Vista 440 (463) 105 (114) Yes, moved up 2
25 College 620 (626) 107 (84) N
26 Gaslamp 189 (190) 109 (89) N
27 Clairemont 620 (999) 130 (120) Yes, moved up 1
28 Core / Columbia 453 (435) 170 (124) Yes, moved up 1
29 Mira Mesa 1395 (1319) 173 (172) N
30 Mission Valley 2428 (2678) 174 (120) N
31 East Village 495 (467) 201 (189) Same
32 North Park 1353 (1476) 201 (223) Same
33 Pacific Beach 1637 (1882) 226 (258) Same

Totals for 2007 - in order of least violent crimes occurring. Downtown in red. Figure in parenthesis is from 2006.

  Neighborhood Total Property Total Violent Improved Ranking YOY?
1 Del Mar Heights 156 (179) 5 (5) #1 two years in a row
2 Little Italy 170 (165) 10 (14) Yes, moved up 1
3 Mission Hills 266 (232) 10 (22) Yes, moved up 2
4 Midtown 224 (183) 11 (13) N
5 Kensington 204 (221) 16 (20) N
6 Scripps Ranch 372 (344) 16 (23) Same
7 South Park 161 (172) 17 (24) Same
8 Mission Bay 321 (334) 19 (38) Yes, moved up 4
9 Cortez Hill 195 (174) 23 (25) N
10 Carmel Valley 631 (750) 30 (53) Yes, moved up 7
11 Marina District 206 (268) 38 (40) Yes, moved up 2
12 Rancho Bernardo 831 (663) 39 (37) N
13 Bay Park 583 (457) 42 (38) N
14 University Heights 337 (411) 42 (42) Same
15 Golden Hill 426 (443) 45 (53) Yes, moved up 1
16 Horton Plaza 270 (276) 49 (35) N
17 Tierrasanta 436 (558) 51 (51) N
18 La Jolla 1204 (1541) 66 (72) Yes, moved up 2
19 Rancho PQ 579 (614) 70 (60) Same
20 University City 1365 (1682) 76 (56) N
21 Mission Beach 499 (579) 77 (82) Same
22 College 626 (665) 84 (87) Same
23 Gaslamp 190 (175) 89 (89) Same
24 Normal Heights 354 (377) 97 (95) Same
25 Hillcrest 766 (745) 102 (116) Yes, moved up 1
26 Linda Vista 463 (536) 114 (101) N
27 Mission Valley 2678 (2870) 120 (172) Yes, moved up 3
28 Clairemont 999 (1032) 120 (125) N
29 Core / Columbia 435 (461) 124 (136) N
30 Mira Mesa 1319 (1548) 172 (170) N
31 East Village 467 (537) 189 (183) Same
32 North Park 1476 (1533) 223 (233) Same
33 Pacific Beach 1882 (2000) 258 (272) Same

Totals for 2006 - in order of least violent crimes occurring. Downtown in red. Figure in parenthesis is from 2005.

  Neighborhood Total Property Total Violent Improved Year-over-Year?
1 Del Mar Heights 179 (205) 5 (9) Yes, improved 1 position
2 Midtown 183 (216) 13 (13) Yes, improved 3 positions
3 Little Italy 165 (161) 14 (6) N (was #1 in 2005)
4 Kensington 221 (194) 20 (20) Yes, improved 4 positions
5 Mission Hills 232 (245) 22 (9) N
6 Scripps Ranch 344 (342) 23 (20) Yes, improved 1 position
7 South Park 172 (169) 24 (19) N
8 Cortez Hill 174 (238) 25 (41) Yes, improved 5 positions
9 Horton Plaza 276 (318) 35 (28) Yes, improved 1 position
10 Rancho Bernardo 663 (705) 37 (37) Y, improved 2 positions
11 Bay Park 457 (586) 38 (36) Same
12 Mission Bay 334 (329) 38 (17) N
13 Marina District 268 (225) 40 (47) Yes, improved 1 position
14 University Heights 411 (453) 42 (53) Y, improved 2 positions
15 Tierrasanta 558 (599) 51 (56) Y, improved 2 positions
16 Golden Hill 443 (456) 53 (59) Y, improved 2 positions
17 Carmel Valley 750 (677) 53 (27) N
18 University City 1682 (1762) 56 (74) Y, improved 2 positions
19 Rancho PQ 614 (608) 60 (52) N
20 La Jolla 1541 (1343) 72 (75) Y, improved 1 position
21 Mission Beach 579 (543) 82 (78) Y, improved 1 position
22 College 665 (664) 87 (91) Y, improved 2 positions
23 Gaslamp 175 (156) 89 (66) N
24 Normal Heights 377 (353) 95 (84) N
25 Linda Vista 536 (636) 101 (141) Y, improved 3 positions
26 Hillcrest 745 (917) 116 (120) N
27 Clairemont 1032 (1292) 125 (133) N
28 Core / Columbia 461 (491) 136 (156) Yes, improved 1 position
29 Mira Mesa 1548 (1634) 170 (187) Y, improved 2 positions
30 Mission Valley 2870 (2418) 172 (137) N
31 East Village 537 (549) 183 (183) N
32 North Park 1533 (1688) 233 (294) Same
33 Pacific Beach 2000 (2641) 272 (273) Same

Total for 2005 - in order of least violent crimes occurring. Downtown in red. Figure in parenthesis is from 2004 (scroll down for 2004).

Neighborhood Total Property Total Violent Improved Ranking?
Little Italy 161 (190) 6 (15) Yes, improved 3 positions
Del Mar Heights 205 (157) 9 (11) Same
Mission Hills 245 (252) 9 (12) Same
Midtown 216 (262) 13 (28) Yes, improved 4 positions
Mission Bay 329 (342) 17 (40) Yes, improved 8 positions
South Park 169 (220) 19 (11) N (was #1 in 2004)
Scripps Ranch 342 (359) 20 (24) N
Kensington 194 (211) 20 (25) N
Carmel Valley 677 (586) 27 (34) Y, improved 1 position
Horton Plaza 318 (322) 28 (38) N
Bay Park 586 (544) 36 (59) Y, improved 5 positions
Rancho Bernardo 705 (975) 37 (45) Y, improved 2 positions
Cortez Hill 238 (278) 41 (31) N
Marina District 225 (273) 47 (35) N
Rancho PQ 608 (666) 52 (55) Same
University Heights 453 (475) 53 (60) Y, improved 1 position
Tierrasanta 599 (528) 56 (67) Y, improved 1 position
Golden Hill 456 (464) 59 (67) Y, improved 1 position
Gaslamp 156 (48) 66 (16) N
University City 1762 (1763) 74 (68) Same
La Jolla 1343 (1183) 75 (82) Y, improved 3 positions
Mission Beach 543 (547) 78 (73) N
Normal Heights 353 (434) 84 (102) Y, improved 2 positions
College 664 (697) 91 (79) N
Hillcrest 917 (910) 120 (79) N
Clairemont 1292 (1316) 133 (112) Y, improved 1 position
Mission Valley 2418 (2439) 137 (149) Y, improved 1 position
Linda Vista 636 (618) 141 (112) N
Core / Columbia 491 (522) 156 (178) Same
East Village 549 (503) 183 (242) Yes, improved 3 positions
Mira Mesa 1634 (1612) 187 (179) N
North Park 1688 (1546) 294 (221) N
Pacific Beach 2641 (2548) 273 (240) N

Total for 2004 - in order of least violent crimes occurring. Downtown in red. Figure in parenthesis is from 2003  (scroll down for 2003).

Neighborhood Total Property Total Violent Improved Ranking?
South Park 220 (190) 11 (40) Yes, improved 7 positions
Del Mar Heights 157 (150) 11 (11) Yes, Tied for No. 1
Mission Hills 252 (216) 12 (16) Same
Little Italy 190 (121) 15 (07) N
Gaslamp 48 (281) 16 (74) Incorrect Figures
Scripps Ranch 359 (409) 24 (26) Y, improved 1 position
Kensington 211 (221) 25 (25) N
Midtown 262 (197) 28 (20) N
Cortez Hill 278 (197) 31 (46) Yes, improved 3 positions
Carmel Valley 586 (597) 34 (46) Y, improved 3 positions
Marina District 273 (290) 35 (39) N
Horton Plaza 322 (335) 38 (45) N
Mission Bay 342 (307) 40 (34) N
Rancho Bernardo 975 (858) 45 (56) Y, improved 1 position
Rancho PQ 666 (837) 55 (60) Y, improved 1 position
Bay Park 544 (589) 59 (84) Y, improved 4 positions
University Heights 475 (477) 60 (50) N
Tierrasanta 528 (546) 67 (80) Y, improved 1 position
Golden Hill 464 (496) 67 (92) Y, improved 4 positions
University City 1763 (1538) 68 (75) N
Mission Beach 547 (546) 73 (87) Same
College 697 (796) 79 (116) Y, improved 3 positions
Hillcrest 910 (917) 79 (105) Y, improved 1 position
La Jolla 1183 (1374) 82 (89) N
Normal Heights 434 (664) 102 (172) Y, improved 4 positions
Linda Vista 618 (621) 112 (120) Same
Clairemont 1316 (1374) 112 (140) Same
Mission Valley 2439 (2670) 149 (140) Same
Core / Columbia 522 (527) 178 (224) Y, improved 2 positions
Mira Mesa 1612 (1771) 179 (184) Same
North Park 1546 (1388) 221 (284) Y, improved 3 positions
Pacific Beach 2548 (2381) 240 (255) Same
East Village 503 (497) 242 (256) Same

Total for 2003 - in order of least violent crimes occuring. Downtown in red. (scroll down for 2002).

Neighborhood Total Property Total Violent Improved over 2002?
Little Italy 121 7 Yes, still #1 in SD
Del Mar Heights 150 11 Yes, still #2
Mission Hills 216 16 Y, improved 1 position
Midtown 197 20 N
Kensington 221 25 Y, improved 2 positions
Scripps Ranch 409 26 Y, improved 3 positions
Mission Bay 307 34 Y, improved 5 positions
Marina District 290 39 Y, improved 7 positions
South Park 190 40 N
Horton Plaza 335 45 N
Cortez Hill 197 46 N
Carmel Valley 597 46 N
University Heights 477 50 Y
Rancho Bernardo 858 56 N
Rancho PQ 837 60 Y, improved 7 positions
Gaslamp 281 74 Y, improved 3 positions
University City 1538 75 N
Tierrasanta 546 80 N
Bay Park 589 84 N
Mission Beach 546 87 N
La Jolla 1374 89 N
Golden Hill 496 92 N
Hillcrest 917 105 Y, improved 3 positions
College 796 116 N
Linda Vista 621 120 N
Clairemont 1374 140 N
Mission Valley 2670 140 Y
Normal Heights 664 172 N
Mira Mesa 1771 184 Y
Core / Columbia 527 224 N
Pacific Beach 2381 255 Y, improved 1 position
East Village 497 256 N
North Park 1388 284 N

Total for 2002 - in order of least violent crimes occuring. Downtown in red.

Neighborhood Total Property Total Violent
Little Italy 76 14
Del Mar Heights 170 17
Midtown 197 18
Mission Hills 220 19
South Park 214 30
Cortez Hill 154 30
Kensington 191 31
Horton Plaza 325 34
Scripps Ranch 532 34
Carmel Valley 582 35
Bay Park 528 42
Mission Bay 319 49
University Heights 498 52
Rancho Bernardo 785 53
Marina District 251 54
University City 1625 72
Tierrasanta 607 73
La Jolla 1108 77
Gaslamp 202 80
Mission Beach 548 85
Golden Hill 322 90
Rancho PQ 727 93
College 670 100
Linda Vista 600 101
Clairemont 1200 103
Hillcrest 716 113
Mission Valley 2581 144
Normal Heights 609 166
Mira Mesa 1491 185
Core / Columbia 446 202
East Village 381 218
Pacific Beach 2070 262
North Park 1395 272

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