Mission Viejo, CA
Crime Rates



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Mission Viejo, 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 2017 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2018 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2018 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

With a crime rate for both violent and property crime combined of 11 per 1,000 residents, the crime rate in Mission Viejo is one of the lower rates in America among communities of all sizes (lower than 61% of America's communities). One's chance of becoming a victim of crime in Mission Viejo is one in 89. Compared to communities within California, Mission Viejo‘s crime rate is lower than nearly 86% of the state's cities and towns.

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

For Mission Viejo, 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 Mission Viejo than in most of America. One's chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime here is one in 951, which is a violent crime rate of 1 per one thousand inhabitants.

Moreover, the rate of property crime in Mission Viejo; burglary, larceny ($50 or more), grand theft auto, and arson; is 10 per 1,000 residents. This is about average for all cities and towns in America of all population sizes.

Mission Viejo Crime Data

 

Crime Index

61

(100 is safest)


Safer than 61% of U.S. Cities

Mission Viejo Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

101

975

1,076

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.05

10.15

11.21

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Mission Viejo 1.05
California 4.49

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 951

in Mission Viejo

1 in 223

in California

Mission Viejo VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 96,016
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 1 13 26 61
Rate per 1,000 0.01 0.14 0.27 0.64

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 325,719,178
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 17,284 135,755 319,356 810,825
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.42 0.98 2.49

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Mission Viejo 10.15
California 24.97

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 98

in Mission Viejo

1 in 40

in California

Mission Viejo Property CRIMES

Population: 96,016
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 160 736 79
Rate per 1,000 1.67 7.67 0.82

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 325,719,178
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,401,840 5,519,107 773,139
Rate per 1,000 4.30 16.94 2.37

Mission Viejo Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Mission Viejo 59
California 88