Lake Elsinore, CA
Crime Rates


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Lake Elsinore, 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

The crime rate in Lake Elsinore is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 33 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 Lake Elsinore is 1 in 30. Based on FBI crime data, Lake Elsinore is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to California, Lake Elsinore has a crime rate that is higher than 80% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

Importantly, when you compare Lake Elsinore to other communities of similar population, then Lake Elsinore crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Lake Elsinore does relative to all communities in America of all sizes, when NeighborhoodScout compared it to communities of similar population size, its crime rate per thousand residents stands out as higher than most.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Lake Elsinore 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 Lake Elsinore.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Lake Elsinore 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 Lake Elsinore; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 449. This equates to a rate of 2 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Lake Elsinore's rate for property crime is 31 per one thousand population. This makes Lake Elsinore 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 Lake Elsinore is one in 32.

Importantly, we found that Lake Elsinore 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 Lake Elsinore is one in 203.

Lake Elsinore Crime Data


Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 16% of U.S. Cities

Lake Elsinore Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Lake Elsinore 2.23
California 4.26

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 449

in Lake Elsinore

1 in 235

in California


Population: 61,981
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 8 49 81
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.13 0.79 1.31


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)

Lake Elsinore 30.88
California 26.18

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 32

in Lake Elsinore

1 in 38

in California

Lake Elsinore Property CRIMES

Population: 61,981
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 253 1,355 306
Rate per 1,000 4.08 21.86 4.94

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

Lake Elsinore Crimes Per Square Mile

Lake Elsinore 49
California 90