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Aliso Viejo, CA crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2022 calendar year; released from FBI in Oct. 2023 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2023 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more about Scout's Crime Data

Aliso Viejo has an overall crime rate of 8 per 1,000 residents, making the crime rate here near the average for all cities and towns of all sizes in America. According to our analysis of FBI crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of crime in Aliso Viejo is 1 in 128. How does Aliso Viejo fare compared to other communities in California of all population sizes? Aliso Viejo's crime rate is lower than approximately 86% of California communities. It is for these reasons that Aliso Viejo is ranked as one of the top 100 safest cities in the U.S.A.

However, NeighborhoodScout analyzed all cities and towns in America with a similar population size to Aliso Viejo, and we found that the crime rate in Aliso Viejo is one of the lowest in the nation for its size. This means Aliso Viejo is one of the safest places in America in which to live for its size, a very important finding.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Aliso Viejo does for violent crimes specifically, and then how it does for property crimes. This is important because the overall crime rate can be further illuminated by understanding if violent crime or property crimes (or both) are the major contributors to the general rate of crime in Aliso Viejo.

For Aliso Viejo, NeighborhoodScout found that the violent crime rate is well below the national average for all communities of all population sizes. Violent crimes such as assault, rape, murder and armed robbery happen less often in Aliso Viejo than in most of America. One's chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime here is one in 1138, which is a violent crime rate of 1 per one thousand inhabitants.

Moreover, the rate of property crime in Aliso Viejo; burglary, larceny ($50 or more), grand theft auto, and arson; is 7 per 1,000 residents. This is about average for all cities and towns in America of all population sizes.

Aliso Viejo Crime Data

total Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 58% of U.S. cities.

Aliso Viejo Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
National Median: 4
    Aliso Viejo

Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 1,138

in Aliso Viejo

1 in 200

in California

Aliso Viejo Violent Crimes

Population: 51,221
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 1 0 8 36
Rate per 1,000 0.02 0.00 0.16 0.70

United States Violent Crimes

Population: 333,287,557
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 21,156 133,294 220,450 893,980
Rate per 1,000 0.06 0.40 0.66 2.68

Property Crime

Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

100 75 50 25 0
National Median: 20
    Aliso Viejo

Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 144

in Aliso Viejo

1 in 43

in California

Property Crimes

Population: 51,221
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 42 259 54
Rate per 1,000 0.82 5.06 1.05

United States Property Crimes

Population: 333,287,557
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 899,293 4,672,363 942,173
Rate per 1,000 2.70 14.02 2.83

Aliso Viejo Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
National Median: 27.0
    Aliso Viejo