Buena Park, CA
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The crime rate in Buena Park is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 34 crimes per one thousand residents, it is not among the communities with the very highest crime rate. The chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime in Buena Park is 1 in 30. Based on FBI crime data, Buena Park is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to California, Buena Park has a crime rate that is higher than 81% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

Importantly, when you compare Buena Park to other communities of similar population, then Buena Park crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Buena Park does relative to all communities in America of all sizes, when NeighborhoodScout compared it to communities of similar population size, its crime rate per thousand residents stands out as higher than most.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Buena Park 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 Buena Park.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Buena Park occurs at a rate higher than in most communities of all population sizes in America. The chance that a person will become a victim of a violent crime in Buena Park; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 351. This equates to a rate of 3 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Buena Park's rate for property crime is 31 per one thousand population. This makes Buena Park a place where there is an above average chance of becoming a victim of a property crime, when compared to all other communities in America of all population sizes. Property crimes are motor vehicle theft, arson, larceny, and burglary. Your chance of becoming a victim of any of these crimes in Buena Park is one in 33.

Importantly, we found that Buena Park has one of the highest rates of motor vehicle theft in the nation according to our analysis of FBI crime data. This is compared to communities of all sizes, from the smallest to the largest. In fact, your chance of getting your car stolen if you live in Buena Park is one in 215.

Buena Park Crime Data

 
Crime Index

16

(100 is safest)


Safer than 16% of U.S. Cities

Buena Park Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

237

2,553

2,790

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

2.85

30.66

33.51

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Buena Park 2.85
California 4.26
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 351

in Buena Park

1 in 235

in California
Buena Park VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 83,270
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 1 19 67 150
Rate per 1,000 0.01 0.23 0.80 1.80
United States VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 321,418,820
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 15,696 124,047 327,374 764,449
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.39 1.02 2.38

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Buena Park 30.66
California 26.18
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 33

in Buena Park

1 in 38

in California
Buena Park Property CRIMES
Population: 83,270
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 333 1,833 387
Rate per 1,000 4.00 22.01 4.65
United States Property CRIMES
Population: 321,418,820
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,579,527 5,706,346 707,758
Rate per 1,000 4.91 17.75 2.20

Buena Park Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Buena Park 264
California 90