Laguna Beach, CA
Crime Rates



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Laguna 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 Laguna Beach 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 Laguna Beach is 1 in 62. 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 35% 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.

NeighborhoodScout's research shows that Laguna 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 Laguna Beach is one in 601.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Laguna Beach's rate for property crime is 14 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 69.

Laguna Beach Crime Data

 

Crime Index

38

(100 is safest)


Safer than 38% of U.S. Cities

Laguna Beach Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

38

329

367

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.66

14.41

16.08

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Laguna Beach 1.66
California 4.41

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 601

in Laguna Beach

1 in 227

in California

Laguna Beach VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 22,827
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 1 17 5 15
Rate per 1,000 0.04 0.74 0.22 0.66

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)

Crime
Laguna Beach 14.41
California 23.31

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 69

in Laguna Beach

1 in 43

in California

Laguna Beach Property CRIMES

Population: 22,827
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 44 262 23
Rate per 1,000 1.93 11.48 1.01

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

Laguna Beach Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Laguna Beach 41
California 83