Laguna Niguel, 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

According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis of FBI crime statistics, Laguna Niguel is safer than 60% of the cities and towns in the US of all population sizes. In California, only on the order of 11% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Laguna Niguel. If you live in Laguna Niguel, your chance of becoming a victim of crime in the community is 1 in 101. The US average across communities from the largest to the smallest is 1 in 40.

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

For Laguna Niguel, 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 Laguna Niguel than in most of America. One's chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime here is one in 1544, which is a violent crime rate of 1 per one thousand inhabitants.

Moreover, the rate of property crime in Laguna Niguel; burglary, larceny ($50 or more), grand theft auto, and arson; is 9 per 1,000 residents. This is about average for all cities and towns in America of all population sizes.

Laguna Niguel Crime Data


Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 60% of U.S. Cities

Laguna Niguel Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
National Median: 4
    Laguna Niguel

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 1,544

in Laguna Niguel

1 in 227

in California


Population: 66,385
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 1 9 12 21
Rate per 1,000 0.02 0.14 0.18 0.32


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
National Median: 21
    Laguna Niguel

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 108

in Laguna Niguel

1 in 43

in California

Laguna Niguel Property CRIMES

Population: 66,385
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 107 465 41
Rate per 1,000 1.61 7.00 0.62

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 Niguel Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
National Median: 28.3
    Laguna Niguel