From Vista, you have easy access to many smaller malls. The Westfield Malls are the bigger ones close by with one in Carlsbad about 10 minutes away, and the other in Escondido about 15 minutes away(depending on where you are in Vista). There is also an outlet mall in Carlsbad. Crime maps can be found at www.CrimeMapping.com. The number of incidents will vary quite a bit depending on what part of Vista you consider.