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


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

Crime rate in Huntington Beach, CA

The 2022 crime rate in Huntington Beach, CA is 188 (City-Data.com crime index), which is 1.3 times lower than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 73.0% U.S. cities. The 2022 Huntington Beach crime rate rose by 9% compared to 2020. The number of homicides stood at 3. In the last 5 years Huntington Beach has seen increasing violent crime and increasing property crime.
See how dangerous Huntington Beach, CA is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Huntington Beach:

187.7
Fountain Valley:

154.6
Westminster:

270.2
Costa Mesa:

339.2
Garden Grove:

207.0
Seal Beach:

204.7
Stanton:

219.8
Santa Ana:

115.0
Newport Beach:

161.2
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Huntington Beach by year

Type

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

2022

Murders
(per 100,000)
1
(0.5)
2
(1.1)
4
(2.1)
3
(1.5)
2
(1.0)
1
(0.5)
0
(0.0)
2
(1.0)
2
(1.0)
1
(0.5)
2
(1.0)
3
(1.5)
3
(1.5)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
30
(15.6)
32
(16.8)
34
(17.7)
31
(15.9)
31
(15.8)
45
(22.6)
52
(25.6)
55
(27.0)
75
(37.1)
83
(40.8)
61
(30.2)
70
(35.0)
68
(34.9)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
128
(66.4)
109
(57.4)
108
(56.2)
83
(42.6)
100
(51.1)
100
(50.2)
117
(57.6)
76
(37.2)
95
(47.0)
106
(52.1)
99
(49.0)
107
(53.5)
108
(55.5)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
218
(113.0)
306
(161.1)
260
(135.3)
196
(100.7)
229
(116.9)
245
(123.0)
251
(123.5)
229
(112.2)
289
(142.9)
239
(117.5)
224
(111.0)
313
(156.4)
315
(161.9)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
704
(364.9)
767
(403.7)
753
(391.7)
797
(409.4)
793
(404.9)
643
(322.9)
723
(355.7)
650
(318.5)
617
(305.1)
525
(258.1)
535
(265.1)
480
(239.8)
494
(253.8)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
3,571
(1,851)
3,621
(1,906)
3,584
(1,864)
4,352
(2,235)
3,796
(1,938)
3,295
(1,655)
3,846
(1,892)
3,466
(1,698)
3,283
(1,623)
3,158
(1,552)
3,280
(1,625)
3,007
(1,503)
3,369
(1,731)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
296
(153.4)
285
(150.0)
252
(131.1)
321
(164.9)
345
(176.2)
300
(150.6)
373
(183.5)
411
(201.4)
385
(190.4)
310
(152.4)
329
(163.0)
441
(220.4)
501
(257.4)
Arson
(per 100,000)
44
(22.8)
28
(14.7)
20
(10.4)
39
(20.0)
25
(12.8)
20
(10.0)
23
(11.3)
20
(9.8)
32
(15.8)
24
(11.8)
22
(10.9)
19
(9.5)
44
(22.6)
City-Data.com crime index167.8181.5174.7180.0173.4159.6177.7163.5175.8165.1159.7172.8187.7

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 246.1. 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 87 registered sex offenders living in Huntington Beach, California as of April 13, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Huntington Beach is 2,306 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is much lower than the state average.


When are crimes committed in Huntington Beach, CA?

Violent crime rate in 2022
Huntington Beach:

146.7
U.S. Average:

219.8

Violent crime rate in 2020
Huntington Beach:

142.9
U.S. Average:

228.2

Violent crime rate in 2019
Huntington Beach:

112.2
U.S. Average:

219.9

Violent crime rate in 2018
Huntington Beach:

126.6
U.S. Average:

221.2

Violent crime rate in 2017
Huntington Beach:

134.0
U.S. Average:

226.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Huntington Beach:

103.6
U.S. Average:

227.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Huntington Beach:

116.1
U.S. Average:

219.3

Violent crime rate in 2014
Huntington Beach:

110.2
U.S. Average:

211.1

Violent crime rate in 2013
Huntington Beach:

101.9
U.S. Average:

214.2

Violent crime rate in 2012
Huntington Beach:

90.7
U.S. Average:

187.4

Violent crime rate in 2011
Huntington Beach:

117.6
U.S. Average:

187.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Huntington Beach:

128.2
U.S. Average:

195.7

Violent crime rate in 2009
Huntington Beach:

106.3
U.S. Average:

208.9

Violent crime rate in 2008
Huntington Beach:

111.3
U.S. Average:

222.5

Violent crime rate in 2007
Huntington Beach:

99.6
U.S. Average:

229.1

Violent crime rate in 2006
Huntington Beach:

108.5
U.S. Average:

232.6

Violent crime rate in 2005
Huntington Beach:

122.2
U.S. Average:

227.0

Property crime rate in 2022
Huntington Beach:

175.9
U.S. Average:

166.5

Property crime rate in 2020
Huntington Beach:

156.2
U.S. Average:

169.6

Property crime rate in 2019
Huntington Beach:

158.7
U.S. Average:

179.7

Property crime rate in 2018
Huntington Beach:

152.1
U.S. Average:

190.2

Property crime rate in 2017
Huntington Beach:

170.7
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Huntington Beach:

178.8
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Huntington Beach:

193.3
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Huntington Beach:

169.9
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Huntington Beach:

204.3
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Huntington Beach:

218.4
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Huntington Beach:

191.2
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Huntington Beach:

198.5
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Huntington Beach:

188.6
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Huntington Beach:

186.4
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Huntington Beach:

178.3
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Huntington Beach:

202.3
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Huntington Beach:

183.8
U.S. Average:

322.3
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: 289 (183 officers - 162 male; 21 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

0.92
California average:

2.30

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2020, including police officers: 321 (199 officers - 181 male; 18 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

0.99
California average:

2.36

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 303 (196 officers - 185 male; 11 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

0.97
California average:

2.35

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 349 (215 officers - 203 male; 12 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.06
California average:

2.34

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 327 (208 officers - 196 male; 12 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.03
California average:

2.32

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 334 (214 officers - 202 male; 12 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.05
California average:

2.32

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 330 (210 officers - 199 male; 11 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.03
California average:

1.98

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 321 (207 officers - 195 male; 12 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.04
California average:

2.00

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 310 (193 officers - 183 male; 10 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

0.99
California average:

2.34

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 308 (195 officers - 184 male; 11 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.00
California average:

2.36

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 322 (204 officers - 195 male; 9 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.06
California average:

2.09

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 339 (215 officers - 205 male; 10 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.13
California average:

2.46

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 358 (225 officers - 215 male; 10 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.17
California average:

2.52

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 364 (224 officers - 214 male; 10 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.16
California average:

2.55

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 353 (219 officers - 208 male; 11 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.12
California average:

2.48

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 355 (217 officers - 206 male; 11 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.11
California average:

2.38

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 345 (211 officers - 200 male; 11 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.07
California average:

2.34

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 333 (200 officers - 187 male; 13 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.02
California average:

2.36

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 344 (216 officers - 203 male; 13 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.10
California average:

2.42

Full-time Law Enforcement Employees in Huntington Beach, CA
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Officers
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Civilians

Zip codes: 90740, 92647, 92648, 92649.