Huntington Beach, 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 2019 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2020 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2020 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

The crime rate in Huntington Beach is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 23 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 Huntington Beach is 1 in 44. Based on FBI crime data, Huntington Beach is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to California, Huntington Beach has a crime rate that is higher than 62% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

However, compared to other communities of similar population size, Huntington Beach has a crime rate that is noticeably lower than the average. This means that for comparably sized cities all across America, Huntington Beach is actually safer than most according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis of FBI crime data.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Huntington Beach 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 Huntington Beach.

NeighborhoodScout's research shows that Huntington Beach's violent crime rate is 2 per one thousand inhabitants, which is about average for all communities in America, across all population sizes. Violent crimes that are tracked and included in this rate are armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape (not statutory), and murder and non-negligent manslaughter. Roughly similar to the national average, our analysis shows that your chance of becoming a victim of violent crime in Huntington Beach is one in 515.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Huntington Beach's rate for property crime is 21 per one thousand population. This makes Huntington Beach 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 Huntington Beach is one in 48.

Huntington Beach Crime Data

 

Crime Index

24

(100 is safest)


Safer than 24% of U.S. Cities

Huntington Beach Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

387

4,163

4,550

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.94

20.90

22.84

Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
1.94
4.41
National Median: 4
    Huntington Beach
    California

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 515

in Huntington Beach

1 in 227

in California

Huntington Beach VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 199,223
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 2 61 99 225
Rate per 1,000 0.01 0.31 0.50 1.13

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 328,239,523
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 16,425 139,815 267,988 821,182
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.43 0.82 2.50

Property Crime

Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

100 75 50 25 0
20.9
23.31
National Median: 21
    Huntington Beach
    California

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 48

in Huntington Beach

1 in 43

in California

Huntington Beach Property CRIMES

Population: 199,223
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 542 3,285 336
Rate per 1,000 2.72 16.49 1.69

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 328,239,523
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,117,696 5,086,096 721,885
Rate per 1,000 3.41 15.50 2.20

Huntington Beach Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
166
83
National Median: 28.3
    Huntington Beach
    California