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Rancho Santa Margarita, 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 2020 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2021 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2021 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, Rancho Santa Margarita is safer than 76% of the cities and towns in the US of all population sizes. In California, only on the order of 6% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Rancho Santa Margarita. If you live in Rancho Santa Margarita, your chance of becoming a victim of crime in the community is 1 in 158. The US average across communities from the largest to the smallest is 1 in 43. 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 2524, which is a violent crime rate of 0 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 169.

Rancho Santa Margarita Crime Data

 

Crime Index

76

(100 is safest)


Safer than 76% of U.S. Cities

Rancho Santa Margarita Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

19

284

303

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

0.40

5.92

6.32

Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
0.4
4.4
National Median: 4
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    California

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 2,524

in Rancho Santa Margarita

1 in 227

in California

Rancho Santa Margarita VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 47,949
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 1 3 15
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.02 0.06 0.31

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 331,449,281
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 21,570 126,430 243,600 921,505
Rate per 1,000 0.07 0.38 0.73 2.78

Property Crime

Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

100 75 50 25 0
5.92
21.3
National Median: 19
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    California

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 169

in Rancho Santa Margarita

1 in 47

in California

Rancho Santa Margarita Property CRIMES

Population: 47,949
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 36 234 14
Rate per 1,000 0.75 4.88 0.29

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 331,449,281
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,035,314 4,606,324 810,400
Rate per 1,000 3.12 13.90 2.45

Rancho Santa Margarita Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
23
77
National Median: 26.9
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    California