Irvine, CA
Crime Rates



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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 2017 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2018 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2018 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

Irvine has an overall crime rate of 16 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 Irvine is 1 in 64. How does Irvine fare compared to other communities in California of all population sizes? Irvine's crime rate is lower than approximately 70% of California communities.

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 1500, 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

44

(100 is safest)


Safer than 44% of U.S. Cities

Irvine Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

185

4,173

4,358

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

0.67

15.04

15.71

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Irvine 0.67
California 4.49

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 1,500

in Irvine

1 in 223

in California

Irvine VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 277,453
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 2 52 55 76
Rate per 1,000 0.01 0.19 0.20 0.27

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 325,719,178
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 17,284 135,755 319,356 810,825
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.42 0.98 2.49

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Irvine 15.04
California 24.97

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 66

in Irvine

1 in 40

in California

Irvine Property CRIMES

Population: 277,453
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 653 3,314 206
Rate per 1,000 2.35 11.94 0.74

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 325,719,178
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,401,840 5,519,107 773,139
Rate per 1,000 4.30 16.94 2.37

Irvine Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Irvine 66
California 88