Irvine, 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 Irvine is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 16 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 Irvine is 1 in 63. Based on FBI crime data, Irvine is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to California, Irvine has a crime rate that is higher than 34% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

However, NeighborhoodScout analyzed all cities and towns in America with a similar population size to Irvine, and we found that the crime rate in Irvine is one of the lowest in the nation for its size. This means Irvine 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 Irvine 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 Irvine.

For Irvine, 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 Irvine than in most of America. One's chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime here is one in 1362, which is a violent crime rate of 1 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Irvine's rate for property crime is 15 per one thousand population. This makes Irvine 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 Irvine is one in 66.

Irvine Crime Data

 

Crime Index

39

(100 is safest)


Safer than 39% of U.S. Cities

Irvine Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

211

4,325

4,536

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

0.73

15.05

15.78

Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
0.73
4.41
National Median: 4
    Irvine
    California

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 1,362

in Irvine

1 in 227

in California

Irvine VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 287,401
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 1 59 67 84
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.21 0.23 0.29

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
15.05
23.31
National Median: 21
    Irvine
    California

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 66

in Irvine

1 in 43

in California

Irvine Property CRIMES

Population: 287,401
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 605 3,539 181
Rate per 1,000 2.11 12.31 0.63

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

Irvine Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
68
83
National Median: 28.3
    Irvine
    California