Laguna Beach, CA
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The crime rate in Laguna Beach is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 27 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 Laguna Beach is 1 in 37. Based on FBI crime data, Laguna Beach is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to California, Laguna Beach has a crime rate that is higher than 66% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

How does the crime rate in Laguna Beach compare to similar sized communities across America? When NeighborhoodScout compared Laguna Beach with other communities its size, we found that the crime rate was near the average for all other communities of similar size. So, whether Laguna Beach's crime rate is high or low compared to all places in the US, when we control for population size and compare it to places that are similar in size, it is near the middle of the pack in crime rate; not much more or less dangerous, and about what we would expect from the statistics.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Laguna Beach 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 Laguna Beach; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 307. This equates to a rate of 3 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Laguna Beach's rate for property crime is 24 per one thousand population. This makes Laguna 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 Laguna Beach is one in 42.

Importantly, we found that Laguna Beach 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 Laguna Beach is one in 389.

Laguna Beach Crime Data

 
Crime Index

23

(100 is safest)


Safer than 23% of U.S. Cities

Laguna Beach Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

76

558

634

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

3.25

23.88

27.13

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Laguna Beach 3.25
California 4.26
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 307

in Laguna Beach

1 in 235

in California
Laguna Beach VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 23,365
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 8 12 56
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.34 0.51 2.40
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
Laguna Beach 23.88
California 26.18
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 42

in Laguna Beach

1 in 38

in California
Laguna Beach Property CRIMES
Population: 23,365
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 78 420 60
Rate per 1,000 3.34 17.98 2.57
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

Laguna Beach Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Laguna Beach 71
California 90