Costa Mesa, CA Crime Statistics For 2021

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2020-12-30
4,051
Total Crimes
3,552.0
Total Crimes / 100k People
43.42%
Above National Average
388 out of 461
In California
8,383 out of 9,891
In America

What is the crime rate in Costa Mesa, CA?

According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in Costa Mesa is 3,552.0 per 100,000 people. That's 43.42% higher than the national rate of 2,476.7 per 100,000 people and 28.12% higher than the California total crime rate of 2,772.4 per 100,000 people.

Note: Because the rates of crime are so low in America, we use "per 100,000 people" to make the number a bit easier to compare across locations visually. It's mathematically the same as doing per capita comparisons and isn't conveying that there are 100,000+ people in a location.

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Costa Mesa SnackAbility

8
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8.5/10
Housing
10
Affordability
3
Diversity
9.5
Safety
5
Amenities
10
Education
8
Commute
8

How Does Costa Mesa Crime Compare To The Rest Of The Country?

Statistic Count
Raw
Costa Mesa
/ 100k People
California
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 4,051 3,552.0 2,772.4 2,476.7
Murder 0 0.0 4.3 5.0
Robbery 104 91.2 132.4 81.6
Aggravated Assault 156 136.8 267.1 250.2
Violent Crime 312 273.6 441.2 366.7
Burglary 450 394.6 386.1 340.5
Larceny 2,934 2,572.6 1,586.3 1,549.5
Car Theft 355 311.3 358.8 219.9
Property Crime 3,739 3,278.5 2,331.2 2,109.9

Violent Crime Rates In Costa Mesa

312.0
Violent Crimes
273.6
Violent Crimes / 100k People
-25.40%
Below National Average
  • You have a 1 in 365.5 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in Costa Mesa each year. That compares to a 1 in 226.7 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in Costa Mesa is 273.6 per 100,000 people.
  • That's -25.40% lower than the national rate of 366.7 per 100,000 people.
  • -37.99% lower than the California violent crime rate of 441.2 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In Costa Mesa

3,739.0
Property Crimes
3,278.5
Property Crimes / 100k People
55.39%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 30.5 chance of being the victim of a property crime in Costa Mesa each year. That compares to a 1 in 47.4 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in Costa Mesa is 3,278.5 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 55.39% higher than the national rate of 2,109.9 per 100,000 people.
  • And 40.63% higher than the California property crime rate of 2,331.2 per 100,000 people.

Costa Mesa Crime Compared To California Average

Each category of crime indexed to the worst per capita in California.
Data Source -- FBI UCR 2018.

Crime In Cities Around Costa Mesa

City Population Count
Raw
Total Crime
/ 100k People
Property Crime
/ 100k People
Violent Crime
/ 100k People
Santa Ana, CA 333,664 8,261 2,475.8 2,040.4 435.5
Irvine, CA 292,673 4,011 1,370.5 1,306.2 64.2
Huntington Beach, CA 201,843 4,530 2,244.3 2,053.1 191.2
Garden Grove, CA 172,832 4,414 2,553.9 2,261.7 292.2
Orange, CA 139,830 2,364 1,690.6 1,561.9 128.7
Mission Viejo, CA 95,453 931 975.3 907.3 68.1
Westminster, CA 91,086 2,870 3,150.9 2,866.5 284.3
Lake Forest, CA 86,691 750 865.1 789.0 76.1
Newport Beach, CA 85,325 1,899 2,225.6 2,067.4 158.2
Tustin, CA 80,356 2,259 2,811.2 2,635.8 175.5
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