Placentia, CA
Crime Rates

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Placentia, 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

The crime rate in Placentia is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 18 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 Placentia is 1 in 55. Based on FBI crime data, Placentia is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to California, Placentia has a crime rate that is higher than 40% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

However, compared to other communities of similar population size, Placentia has a crime rate that is noticeably lower than the average. This means that for comparably sized cities all across America, Placentia is actually safer than most according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis of FBI crime data.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Placentia 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 Placentia.

NeighborhoodScout's research shows that Placentia'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 Placentia is one in 586.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Placentia's rate for property crime is 17 per one thousand population. This makes Placentia 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 Placentia is one in 60.

Placentia Crime Data


Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 37% of U.S. Cities

Placentia Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Placentia 1.71
California 4.49

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 586

in Placentia

1 in 223

in California


Population: 52,157
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 1 1 25 62
Rate per 1,000 0.02 0.02 0.48 1.19


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)

Placentia 16.60
California 24.97

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 60

in Placentia

1 in 40

in California

Placentia Property CRIMES

Population: 52,157
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 188 564 114
Rate per 1,000 3.60 10.81 2.19

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

Placentia Crimes Per Square Mile

Placentia 145
California 88