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Crime rate in Santa Ana, California (CA): murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, auto thefts, arson, law enforcement employees, police officers, crime map


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

Crime rate in Santa Ana, CA

The 2018 crime rate in Santa Ana, CA was 264 (City-Data.com crime index), which was comparable to the U.S. average. It was higher than in 78.6% of U.S. cities. The 2018 Santa Ana crime rate fell by 5% compared to 2017. The number of homicides stood at 21. In the last 5 years Santa Ana has seen an increase in violent crime and in property crime.
See how dangerous Santa Ana, CA is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Santa Ana:

263.8
Tustin:

154.5
Fountain Valley:

147.9
Orange:

125.7
Garden Grove:

207.1
Costa Mesa:

270.6
Irvine:

81.3
Westminster:

227.5
Villa Park:

50.6
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Santa Ana by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
17
(4.9)
26
(7.6)
23
(6.8)
30
(8.8)
25
(7.4)
28
(8.2)
13
(4.0)
11
(3.3)
13
(3.9)
18
(5.3)
12
(3.6)
23
(6.8)
21
(6.3)
21
(6.3)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
74
(21.4)
73
(21.3)
65
(19.1)
66
(19.4)
77
(22.7)
88
(25.9)
62
(18.9)
55
(16.5)
51
(15.3)
115
(34.2)
154
(45.7)
142
(42.1)
188
(56.0)
230
(68.6)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
644
(186.7)
787
(229.2)
779
(229.0)
842
(247.9)
869
(256.2)
719
(211.3)
591
(180.0)
541
(162.7)
463
(139.1)
452
(134.3)
523
(155.1)
511
(151.4)
605
(180.2)
499
(148.8)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
1,110
(321.7)
1,112
(323.8)
1,080
(317.4)
788
(232.0)
755
(222.6)
675
(198.4)
647
(197.1)
727
(218.7)
594
(178.5)
675
(200.6)
937
(277.8)
936
(277.4)
826
(246.1)
821
(244.8)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
1,194
(346.1)
1,074
(312.7)
1,013
(297.7)
1,097
(323.0)
1,160
(342.0)
1,116
(328.0)
1,067
(325.0)
1,032
(310.4)
803
(241.3)
793
(235.7)
909
(269.5)
1,119
(331.6)
929
(276.7)
910
(271.3)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
5,515
(1,599)
4,956
(1,443)
4,684
(1,377)
4,348
(1,280)
4,165
(1,228)
4,189
(1,231)
4,222
(1,286)
4,779
(1,437)
4,163
(1,251)
3,685
(1,095)
4,494
(1,332)
3,913
(1,160)
4,108
(1,224)
3,931
(1,172)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
3,583
(1,039)
2,600
(757.1)
2,100
(617.2)
1,535
(451.9)
1,473
(434.3)
1,275
(374.7)
1,286
(391.7)
1,578
(474.6)
1,459
(438.3)
1,306
(388.2)
1,867
(553.5)
1,948
(577.3)
1,980
(589.8)
1,549
(461.8)
Arson
(per 100,000)
156
(45.2)
88
(25.6)
120
(35.3)
125
(36.8)
94
(27.7)
139
(40.9)
101
(30.8)
36
(10.8)
33
(9.9)
21
(6.2)
37
(11.0)
42
(12.4)
60
(17.9)
57
(17.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)318.6305.8286.3263.9262.1242.4221.9229.6199.5209.8262.2264.0276.1263.8

The City-Data.com crime rate weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.




According to our research of California and other state lists, there were 446 registered sex offenders living in Santa Ana, California as of May 25, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Santa Ana is 749 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.



Violent crime rate in 2018
Santa Ana:

277.9
U.S. Average:

207.3

Violent crime rate in 2017
Santa Ana:

281.7
U.S. Average:

215.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Santa Ana:

270.1
U.S. Average:

216.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Santa Ana:

269.2
U.S. Average:

208.5

Violent crime rate in 2014
Santa Ana:

212.4
U.S. Average:

200.7

Violent crime rate in 2013
Santa Ana:

181.9
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
Santa Ana:

213.8
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2011
Santa Ana:

215.3
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Santa Ana:

247.2
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
Santa Ana:

276.8
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
Santa Ana:

277.0
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2007
Santa Ana:

305.8
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2006
Santa Ana:

312.9
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2005
Santa Ana:

285.5
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
Santa Ana:

222.8
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
Santa Ana:

212.3
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
Santa Ana:

226.7
U.S. Average:

272.2

Property crime rate in 2018
Santa Ana:

182.1
U.S. Average:

189.3

Property crime rate in 2017
Santa Ana:

205.0
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Santa Ana:

210.9
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Santa Ana:

203.5
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Santa Ana:

160.1
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Santa Ana:

176.5
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Santa Ana:

205.1
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Santa Ana:

188.0
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Santa Ana:

183.4
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Santa Ana:

194.9
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Santa Ana:

196.4
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Santa Ana:

221.0
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Santa Ana:

248.3
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Santa Ana:

304.9
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
Santa Ana:

222.9
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
Santa Ana:

204.3
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
Santa Ana:

204.0
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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 533 (313 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

0.93
California average:

1.99

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 537 (325 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

0.97
California average:

1.98

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 523 (310 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

0.92
California average:

2.00

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 527 (302 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

0.90
California average:

2.00

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 496 (264 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

0.78
California average:

2.01

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 565 (317 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

0.95
California average:

2.02

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 578 (319 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

0.96
California average:

2.04

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 601 (336 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.02
California average:

2.09

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 623 (353 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.04
California average:

2.19

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 646 (353 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.04
California average:

2.24

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 677 (365 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.07
California average:

2.27

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 666 (363 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.07
California average:

2.21

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 655 (360 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.07
California average:

2.38

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 652 (355 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.05
California average:

2.34

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 641 (343 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.01
California average:

2.36

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 643 (352 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.04
California average:

2.42

Full-time Law Enforcement Employees in Santa Ana, CA
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Officers
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Civilians

Zip codes: 92701, 92707.