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Crime rate in Rancho Santa Margarita, California (CA): murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, auto thefts, arson, crime map


City-Data.com crime index in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA compared to other U.S. cities

Crime rate in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

The 2018 crime rate in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA is 53 (City-Data.com crime index), which is 5.2 times lower than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 19.8% U.S. cities. The 2018 Rancho Santa Margarita crime rate rose by 6% compared to 2017. In the last 5 years Rancho Santa Margarita has seen increasing violent crime and rise of property crime.
See how dangerous Rancho Santa Margarita, CA is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Rancho Santa Margarita:

53.2
Mission Viejo:

76.0
Lake Forest:

99.3
Laguna Hills:

113.1
Laguna Woods:

49.1
Aliso Viejo:

71.3
Laguna Niguel:

75.5
San Juan Capistrano:

115.5
Irvine:

81.3
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Rancho Santa Margarita by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(6.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
3
(5.9)
2
(3.9)
2
(4.0)
2
(4.0)
4
(8.1)
1
(2.1)
2
(4.1)
3
(6.1)
10
(20.2)
8
(16.1)
2
(4.0)
4
(8.1)
3
(6.1)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
7
(13.9)
9
(17.6)
8
(15.7)
6
(12.0)
6
(12.0)
5
(10.1)
9
(18.6)
10
(20.4)
6
(12.2)
1
(2.0)
9
(18.1)
10
(20.2)
6
(12.2)
6
(12.3)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
25
(49.7)
23
(45.0)
20
(39.2)
18
(36.0)
15
(30.1)
14
(28.2)
22
(45.4)
15
(30.6)
8
(16.3)
16
(32.3)
27
(54.3)
36
(72.6)
22
(44.8)
37
(75.6)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
80
(158.9)
78
(152.5)
103
(201.9)
96
(192.2)
71
(142.4)
83
(167.1)
66
(136.3)
69
(140.7)
77
(156.5)
39
(78.7)
45
(90.5)
45
(90.7)
45
(91.6)
43
(87.9)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
342
(679.4)
360
(704.0)
395
(774.2)
413
(827.1)
319
(639.9)
272
(547.7)
284
(586.6)
240
(489.4)
200
(406.6)
148
(298.6)
249
(500.8)
206
(415.3)
265
(539.2)
261
(533.5)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
31
(61.6)
26
(50.8)
40
(78.4)
23
(46.1)
15
(30.1)
9
(18.1)
18
(37.2)
10
(20.4)
13
(26.4)
16
(32.3)
9
(18.1)
16
(32.3)
18
(36.6)
12
(24.5)
Arson
(per 100,000)
7
(13.9)
17
(33.2)
1
(2.0)
6
(12.0)
11
(22.1)
3
(6.0)
3
(6.2)
1
(2.0)
1
(2.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(2.0)
2
(4.0)
4
(8.1)
9
(18.4)
City-Data.com crime index57.361.967.064.250.862.252.346.641.143.257.049.350.053.2

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 274.0. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

- means the value is smaller than the state average.



According to our research of California and other state lists, there were 14 registered sex offenders living in Rancho Santa Margarita, California as of September 27, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Rancho Santa Margarita is 3,548 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is much lower than the state average.



Violent crime rate in 2018
Rancho Santa Margarita:

50.1
U.S. Average:

207.3

Violent crime rate in 2017
Rancho Santa Margarita:

36.6
U.S. Average:

215.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Rancho Santa Margarita:

50.4
U.S. Average:

216.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Rancho Santa Margarita:

52.3
U.S. Average:

208.5

Violent crime rate in 2014
Rancho Santa Margarita:

37.3
U.S. Average:

200.7

Violent crime rate in 2013
Rancho Santa Margarita:

20.3
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
Rancho Santa Margarita:

29.6
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2011
Rancho Santa Margarita:

34.1
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Rancho Santa Margarita:

39.3
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
Rancho Santa Margarita:

25.1
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
Rancho Santa Margarita:

28.0
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2007
Rancho Santa Margarita:

31.4
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2006
Rancho Santa Margarita:

37.2
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2005
Rancho Santa Margarita:

31.8
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
Rancho Santa Margarita:

47.1
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
Rancho Santa Margarita:

36.6
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
Rancho Santa Margarita:

41.6
U.S. Average:

272.2

Property crime rate in 2018
Rancho Santa Margarita:

47.9
U.S. Average:

189.3

Property crime rate in 2017
Rancho Santa Margarita:

50.8
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Rancho Santa Margarita:

43.7
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Rancho Santa Margarita:

45.9
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Rancho Santa Margarita:

35.5
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Rancho Santa Margarita:

55.6
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Rancho Santa Margarita:

55.7
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Rancho Santa Margarita:

62.2
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Rancho Santa Margarita:

63.5
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Rancho Santa Margarita:

65.0
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Rancho Santa Margarita:

86.7
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Rancho Santa Margarita:

90.8
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Rancho Santa Margarita:

73.3
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Rancho Santa Margarita:

75.0
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
Rancho Santa Margarita:

83.8
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
Rancho Santa Margarita:

83.2
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
Rancho Santa Margarita:

95.3
U.S. Average:

336.9
Murders per 100,000 population
Rapes per 100,000 population
Robberies per 100,000 population
Assaults per 100,000 population
Burglaries per 100,000 population
Thefts per 100,000 population
Auto thefts per 100,000 population
Arson per 100,000 population

Zip codes: 92678.