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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 2020 crime rate in Santa Ana, CA is 246 (City-Data.com crime index), which is comparable to the U.S. average. It was higher than in 82.1% U.S. cities. The 2020 Santa Ana crime rate fell by 2% compared to 2019. The number of homicides stood at 15 - an increase of 2 compared to 2019. In the last 5 years Santa Ana has seen decreasing violent crime and decline of property crime.
See how dangerous Santa Ana, CA is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Santa Ana:

246.0
Tustin:

187.0
Fountain Valley:

152.6
Orange:

133.2
Garden Grove:

205.1
Costa Mesa:

286.4
Irvine:

91.9
Westminster:

228.8
Villa Park:

47.2
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Santa Ana by year

Type

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

Murders
(per 100,000)
23
(6.8)
30
(8.8)
25
(7.4)
28
(8.6)
13
(4.0)
11
(3.3)
13
(3.9)
18
(5.3)
12
(3.6)
23
(6.8)
21
(6.3)
21
(6.3)
13
(3.9)
15
(4.5)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
65
(19.1)
66
(19.4)
77
(22.7)
88
(27.1)
62
(18.9)
55
(16.5)
51
(15.3)
115
(34.2)
154
(45.7)
142
(42.1)
188
(56.0)
230
(68.6)
207
(62.0)
145
(43.5)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
779
(229.0)
842
(247.9)
869
(256.2)
719
(221.6)
591
(180.0)
541
(162.7)
463
(139.1)
452
(134.3)
523
(155.1)
511
(151.4)
605
(180.2)
499
(148.8)
472
(141.5)
401
(120.4)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
1,080
(317.4)
788
(232.0)
755
(222.6)
675
(208.0)
647
(197.1)
727
(218.7)
594
(178.5)
675
(200.6)
937
(277.8)
936
(277.4)
826
(246.1)
821
(244.8)
761
(228.1)
868
(260.6)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
1,013
(297.7)
1,097
(323.0)
1,160
(342.0)
1,116
(343.9)
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)
854
(255.9)
1,136
(341.0)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
4,684
(1,377)
4,348
(1,280)
4,165
(1,228)
4,189
(1,291)
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)
4,611
(1,382)
4,078
(1,224)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
2,100
(617.2)
1,535
(451.9)
1,473
(434.3)
1,275
(392.9)
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)
1,343
(402.5)
1,712
(513.9)
Arson
(per 100,000)
120
(35.3)
125
(36.8)
94
(27.7)
139
(42.8)
101
(30.8)
36
(10.8)
33
(9.9)
21
(6.2)
37
(11.0)
42
(12.4)
60
(17.9)
57
(17.0)
49
(14.7)
64
(19.2)
City-Data.com crime index286.3263.9262.1254.1221.9229.6199.5209.8262.2264.0276.1263.8250.9246.0

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 254.8. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

- means the value is smaller than the state average.
- means the value is about the same as the state average.
- means the value is bigger than the state average.
- means the value is much bigger than the state average.



According to our research of California and other state lists, there were 423 registered sex offenders living in Santa Ana, California as of February 28, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Santa Ana is 790 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.



Violent crime rate in 2020
Santa Ana:

243.0
U.S. Average:

228.3

Violent crime rate in 2019
Santa Ana:

254.6
U.S. Average:

219.8

Violent crime rate in 2018
Santa Ana:

277.9
U.S. Average:

221.2

Violent crime rate in 2017
Santa Ana:

281.7
U.S. Average:

226.3

Violent crime rate in 2016
Santa Ana:

270.1
U.S. Average:

227.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Santa Ana:

269.2
U.S. Average:

219.4

Violent crime rate in 2014
Santa Ana:

212.4
U.S. Average:

211.1

Violent crime rate in 2013
Santa Ana:

181.9
U.S. Average:

214.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
Santa Ana:

213.8
U.S. Average:

187.4

Violent crime rate in 2011
Santa Ana:

215.3
U.S. Average:

187.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Santa Ana:

259.1
U.S. Average:

195.6

Violent crime rate in 2009
Santa Ana:

276.8
U.S. Average:

208.9

Violent crime rate in 2008
Santa Ana:

277.0
U.S. Average:

222.5

Violent crime rate in 2007
Santa Ana:

305.8
U.S. Average:

229.1

Violent crime rate in 2006
Santa Ana:

312.9
U.S. Average:

232.6

Violent crime rate in 2005
Santa Ana:

219.7
U.S. Average:

227.1

Violent crime rate in 2004
Santa Ana:

222.8
U.S. Average:

223.6

Violent crime rate in 2003
Santa Ana:

212.3
U.S. Average:

230.3

Property crime rate in 2020
Santa Ana:

206.5
U.S. Average:

169.6

Property crime rate in 2019
Santa Ana:

180.7
U.S. Average:

179.7

Property crime rate in 2018
Santa Ana:

182.1
U.S. Average:

190.2

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:

192.2
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:

234.6
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
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 2021, including police officers: 588 (361 officers - 326 male; 35 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.09
California average:

2.30

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2020, including police officers: 594 (366 officers - 332 male; 34 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.10
California average:

2.02

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 558 (340 officers - 308 male; 32 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.02
California average:

2.01

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 533 (313 officers - 285 male; 28 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

0.93
California average:

2.01

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 537 (325 officers - 298 male; 27 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

0.97
California average:

2.32

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 523 (310 officers - 284 male; 26 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

0.92
California average:

2.32

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 527 (302 officers - 276 male; 26 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

0.90
California average:

1.98

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 496 (264 officers - 241 male; 23 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

0.78
California average:

2.00

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 565 (317 officers - 288 male; 29 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

0.95
California average:

2.34

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 578 (319 officers - 289 male; 30 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

0.96
California average:

2.36

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 601 (336 officers - 306 male; 30 female).
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 - 322 male; 31 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.09
California average:

2.46

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 646 (353 officers - 324 male; 29 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.04
California average:

2.52

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 677 (365 officers - 335 male; 30 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.07
California average:

2.56

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 666 (363 officers - 336 male; 27 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.07
California average:

2.48

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 655 (360 officers - 334 male; 26 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.05
California average:

2.38

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 652 (355 officers - 331 male; 24 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.03
California average:

2.34

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 641 (343 officers - 322 male; 21 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

0.99
California average:

2.36

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 643 (352 officers - 330 male; 22 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.01
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.