Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
Crime Rates




Safest

Safest Rancho Santa Margarita neighborhoods




Rancho Santa Margarita, CA crime analytics


With a crime rate for both violent and property crime combined of 7 per 1,000 residents, the crime rate in Rancho Santa Margarita is one of the lower rates in America among communities of all sizes (lower than 83% of America's communities). One's chance of becoming a victim of crime in Rancho Santa Margarita is one in 142. Compared to communities within California, Rancho Santa Margarita‘s crime rate is lower than nearly 97% of the state's cities and towns. It is for these reasons that Rancho Santa Margarita is ranked as one of the top 100 safest cities in the U.S.A.

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

For Rancho Santa Margarita, 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 Rancho Santa Margarita than in most of America. One's chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime here is one in 1121, which is a violent crime rate of 1 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis of property crime reveals that the property crime rate in Rancho Santa Margarita is below average to all cities and towns in the nation. This means that you are less likely to become a victim of arson, motor vehicle theft, larceny, or burglary in Rancho Santa Margarita than in most communities in America. Your chance of becoming a victim of property crime if you live here? Just one in 162.

Rancho Santa Margarita Crime Data

 
Crime Index

83

(100 is safest)


Safer than 83% of U.S. Cities

Rancho Santa Margarita Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

44

304

348

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

0.89

6.16

7.06

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Rancho Santa Margarita 0.89
California 4.26
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 1,121

in Rancho Santa Margarita

1 in 235

in California
Rancho Santa Margarita VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 49,324
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 8 9 27
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.16 0.18 0.55
United States VIOLENT CRIMES
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)

Crime
Rancho Santa Margarita 6.16
California 26.18
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 162

in Rancho Santa Margarita

1 in 38

in California
Rancho Santa Margarita Property CRIMES
Population: 49,324
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 45 250 9
Rate per 1,000 0.91 5.07 0.18
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

Rancho Santa Margarita Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Rancho Santa Margarita 27
California 90