Irvine, CA
Crime Rates


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Irvine, CA crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   Uniform Crime Reporting Program (Federal Bureau of Investigation), additional data from local police agencies.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2015 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2016 (latest available). Updated annually. Wheres 2016 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 18 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 57. How does Irvine fare compared to other communities in California of all population sizes? Irvine's crime rate is lower than approximately 67% 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 1548, 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 17 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 59.

Irvine Crime Data


Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 43% of U.S. Cities

Irvine Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Irvine 0.65
California 4.26

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 1,548

in Irvine

1 in 235

in California


Population: 256,927
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 2 36 61 67
Rate per 1,000 0.01 0.14 0.24 0.26


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)

Irvine 16.91
California 26.18

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 59

in Irvine

1 in 38

in California

Irvine Property CRIMES

Population: 256,927
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 571 3,554 220
Rate per 1,000 2.22 13.83 0.86

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

Irvine Crimes Per Square Mile

Irvine 68
California 90