Santa Ana, CA Crime Statistics For 2021

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2020-12-30
8,261
Total Crimes
2,475.8
Total Crimes / 100k People
-0.03%
Below National Average
275 out of 461
In California
7,051 out of 9,891
In America

What is the crime rate in Santa Ana, CA?

According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in Santa Ana is 2,475.8 per 100,000 people. That's -0.03% lower than the national rate of 2,476.7 per 100,000 people and -10.70% lower 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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Santa Ana SnackAbility

7
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8/10
Housing
9.5
Affordability
3
Diversity
8
Safety
5
Amenities
10
Education
4
Commute
7

How Does Santa Ana Crime Compare To The Rest Of The Country?

Statistic Count
Raw
Santa Ana
/ 100k People
California
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 8,261 2,475.8 2,772.4 2,476.7
Murder 13 3.9 4.3 5.0
Robbery 472 141.5 132.4 81.6
Aggravated Assault 761 228.1 267.1 250.2
Violent Crime 1,453 435.5 441.2 366.7
Burglary 854 255.9 386.1 340.5
Larceny 4,611 1,381.9 1,586.3 1,549.5
Car Theft 1,343 402.5 358.8 219.9
Property Crime 6,808 2,040.4 2,331.2 2,109.9

Violent Crime Rates In Santa Ana

1,453.0
Violent Crimes
435.5
Violent Crimes / 100k People
18.75%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 229.6 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in Santa Ana each year. That compares to a 1 in 226.7 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in Santa Ana is 435.5 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 18.75% higher than the national rate of 366.7 per 100,000 people.
  • -1.30% lower than the California violent crime rate of 441.2 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In Santa Ana

6,808.0
Property Crimes
2,040.4
Property Crimes / 100k People
-3.30%
Below National Average
  • You have a 1 in 49.0 chance of being the victim of a property crime in Santa Ana each year. That compares to a 1 in 47.4 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in Santa Ana is 2,040.4 per 100,000 people.
  • That's -3.30% lower than the national rate of 2,109.9 per 100,000 people.
  • And -12.48% lower than the California property crime rate of 2,331.2 per 100,000 people.

Santa Ana 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 Santa Ana

City Population Count
Raw
Total Crime
/ 100k People
Property Crime
/ 100k People
Violent Crime
/ 100k People
Irvine, CA 292,673 4,011 1,370.5 1,306.2 64.2
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
Costa Mesa, CA 114,047 4,051 3,552.0 3,278.5 273.6
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
Tustin, CA 80,356 2,259 2,811.2 2,635.8 175.5
Lakewood, CA 80,151 2,068 2,580.1 2,303.2 277.0
Fountain Valley, CA 55,858 1,216 2,176.9 2,082.1 94.9
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