Santa Ana, CA
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Santa Ana, CA crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   Uniform Crime Reporting Program (Federal Bureau of Investigation), additional data from local police agencies.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2015 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2016 (latest available). Updated annually. Wheres 2016 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 Santa Ana is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 27 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 Santa Ana is 1 in 38. Based on FBI crime data, Santa Ana is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to California, Santa Ana has a crime rate that is higher than 64% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

However, compared to other communities of similar population size, Santa Ana has a crime rate that is noticeably lower than the average. This means that for comparably sized cities all across America, Santa Ana 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 Santa Ana 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 Santa Ana.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Santa Ana occurs at a rate higher than in most communities of all population sizes in America. The chance that a person will become a victim of a violent crime in Santa Ana; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 206. This equates to a rate of 5 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Santa Ana's rate for property crime is 22 per one thousand population. This makes Santa Ana 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 Santa Ana is one in 46.

Importantly, we found that Santa Ana has one of the highest rates of motor vehicle theft in the nation according to our analysis of FBI crime data. This is compared to communities of all sizes, from the smallest to the largest. In fact, your chance of getting your car stolen if you live in Santa Ana is one in 179.

Santa Ana Crime Data

 

Crime Index

24

(100 is safest)


Safer than 24% of U.S. Cities

Santa Ana Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

1,627

7,281

8,908

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

4.85

21.71

26.56

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Santa Ana 4.85
California 4.26

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 206

in Santa Ana

1 in 235

in California

Santa Ana VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 335,400
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 12 154 523 938
Rate per 1,000 0.04 0.46 1.56 2.80

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
Santa Ana 21.71
California 26.18

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 46

in Santa Ana

1 in 38

in California

Santa Ana Property CRIMES

Population: 335,400
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 912 4,500 1,869
Rate per 1,000 2.72 13.42 5.57

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

Santa Ana Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Santa Ana 324
California 90