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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 2019 crime rate in Huntington Beach, CA is 160 (City-Data.com crime index), which is 1.7 times smaller than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 59.7% U.S. cities. The 2019 Huntington Beach crime rate fell by 3% compared to 2018. The number of homicides stood at 2 - an increase of 1 compared to 2018. In the last 5 years Huntington Beach has seen decline of violent crime and decline of property crime.
See how dangerous Huntington Beach, CA is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Huntington Beach:

159.7
Fountain Valley:

126.7
Westminster:

226.4
Costa Mesa:

246.6
Garden Grove:

207.2
Seal Beach:

126.6
Stanton:

159.3
Santa Ana:

250.9
Newport Beach:

165.5
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Huntington Beach by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
2
(1.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(1.6)
1
(0.5)
2
(1.0)
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)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
31
(15.8)
29
(14.9)
33
(17.1)
30
(15.6)
32
(16.5)
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)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
141
(71.9)
102
(52.3)
118
(61.1)
128
(66.4)
109
(56.3)
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)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
233
(118.8)
245
(125.6)
234
(121.1)
218
(113.0)
306
(158.1)
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)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
961
(489.8)
795
(407.6)
749
(387.6)
704
(364.9)
767
(396.3)
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)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
3,044
(1,551)
2,825
(1,448)
3,265
(1,690)
3,571
(1,851)
3,621
(1,871)
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)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
463
(236.0)
415
(212.7)
314
(162.5)
296
(153.4)
285
(147.3)
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)
Arson
(per 100,000)
39
(19.9)
42
(21.5)
34
(17.6)
44
(22.8)
28
(14.5)
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)
City-Data.com crime index175.2156.2167.0167.8178.2174.7180.0173.4159.6177.7163.5175.8165.1159.7

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. 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.



According to our research of California and other state lists, there were 89 registered sex offenders living in Huntington Beach, California as of September 18, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Huntington Beach is 2,254 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 2019
Huntington Beach:

112.2
U.S. Average:

205.8

Violent crime rate in 2018
Huntington Beach:

126.6
U.S. Average:

208.2

Violent crime rate in 2017
Huntington Beach:

134.0
U.S. Average:

215.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Huntington Beach:

103.6
U.S. Average:

216.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Huntington Beach:

116.1
U.S. Average:

208.5

Violent crime rate in 2014
Huntington Beach:

110.2
U.S. Average:

200.7

Violent crime rate in 2013
Huntington Beach:

101.9
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
Huntington Beach:

90.7
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2011
Huntington Beach:

117.6
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Huntington Beach:

125.8
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
Huntington Beach:

106.3
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
Huntington Beach:

111.3
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2007
Huntington Beach:

103.8
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2006
Huntington Beach:

113.1
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2005
Huntington Beach:

127.4
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
Huntington Beach:

117.4
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
Huntington Beach:

113.7
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
Huntington Beach:

93.7
U.S. Average:

272.2

Property crime rate in 2019
Huntington Beach:

158.7
U.S. Average:

178.6

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:

194.9
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:

185.8
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Huntington Beach:

210.9
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Huntington Beach:

191.6
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
Huntington Beach:

197.3
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
Huntington Beach:

193.1
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
Huntington Beach:

184.6
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 2019, including police officers: 303 (196 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

0.97
California average:

2.01

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

1.06
California average:

1.99

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

1.03
California average:

1.98

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

1.05
California average:

2.00

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

1.03
California average:

2.00

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

1.04
California average:

2.01

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

0.99
California average:

2.02

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

1.00
California average:

2.04

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

1.11
California average:

2.19

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

1.17
California average:

2.24

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

1.16
California average:

2.27

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

1.12
California average:

2.21

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

1.14
California average:

2.38

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

1.11
California average:

2.34

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

1.05
California average:

2.36

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

1.14
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.