Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
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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 2018 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2019 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2019 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

Rancho Santa Margarita is safer than the majority of cities, towns, and villages in America (73%) and also has a lower crime rate than 94% of the communities in California, according to NeighborhoodScout's analysis of FBI crime data. How risky is that? Your chance of becoming a victim in Rancho Santa Margarita is one in 132 based on the total crime rate (violent and property crimes, combined). In America overall, your chance of becoming a victim of crime is 1 in 39. It is for these reasons that Rancho Santa Margarita is ranked as one of the top 100 safest cities in the U.S.A.

Compared to other communities of similar population size, Rancho Santa Margarita has a crime rate that is noticeably lower than the average. This means that for comparably sized cities all across America, Rancho Santa Margarita 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 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 1051, 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 151.

Rancho Santa Margarita Crime Data

 

Crime Index

73

(100 is safest)


Safer than 73% of U.S. Cities

Rancho Santa Margarita Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

46

319

365

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

0.95

6.60

7.55

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Rancho Santa Margarita 0.95
California 4.47

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 1,051

in Rancho Santa Margarita

1 in 224

in California

Rancho Santa Margarita VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 48,325
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 3 6 37
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.06 0.12 0.77

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 327,167,434
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 16,214 139,380 282,061 807,410
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.43 0.86 2.47

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Rancho Santa Margarita 6.60
California 23.80

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 151

in Rancho Santa Margarita

1 in 42

in California

Rancho Santa Margarita Property CRIMES

Population: 48,325
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 44 262 13
Rate per 1,000 0.91 5.42 0.27

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 327,167,434
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,230,149 5,217,055 748,841
Rate per 1,000 3.76 15.95 2.29

Rancho Santa Margarita Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Rancho Santa Margarita 28
California 85