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Violent crime NAT. AVG.
Property crime NAT. AVG.
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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2022 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2023; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleAnaheim/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime12,189n/a (estimate)3,5352,8432,324
Violent crime2,641n/a (estimate)766500370
Vehicle theft1,800n/a522.0471.9282.7
Property crime9,548n/a (estimate)2,7692,3431,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Anaheim, CA

Looking at the most recent crime report, the crime rate in Anaheim is 52.1% higher than the national average. These crimes fall into two primary categories: violent and property. Violent crimes encompass murder, rape, robbery and assault, while property crimes involve theft, vehicle theft and burglary. In Anaheim, there were 2641 reported violent crimes, equivalent to 766 per 100,000 individuals, 107.1% higher than the national average. Additionally, there were 9548 property crimes, amounting to 2769 per 100,000 residents, 41.7% higher than the U.S. average.

Anaheim is one of the most dangerous cities in America with a violent crime rate of 766 per 100,000 people - this ranks in the bottom 10% of all U.S. cities that reported crime. Your chance of being a victim of violent crime in Anaheim is 1 in 131.

Vehicle thefts across all of America are on the rise and Anaheim has one of the highest vehicle theft rates in the country. In the most recent crime report, Anaheim reported 1800 vehicle thefts, which equates to 522 stolen vehicles per 100,000 people. This falls in the bottom 10% of all cities, meaning that 90% of cities have better vehicle theft rates. The chance of having your vehicle stolen in Anaheim is 1 in 192.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in Anaheim?

What do the local residents think about crime in Anaheim? Well, based on a recent survey of 77 people (conducted by AreaVibes), 47% of Anaheim residents said that there was virtually no crime and that they felt safe walking at night. Another 53% of respondents said that there was too much crime in the area and they did not feel safe walking alone at night.

Is Anaheim a Safe Place to Live?

To get a feel for the safety of living in Anaheim, it's essential to analyze both the overall crime rate and the daily incident count. Anaheim presents a total crime rate that is 52% higher than the national average per 100,000 residents. Consequently, Anaheim experiences an average of 33.39 daily crimes, comprising 7.24 violent incidents and 26.16 property-related offenses. This evaluation offers a comprehensive understanding of the safety landscape, aiding individuals in making informed decisions when considering relocation.

Has Crime in Anaheim Increased Since Last Year?

In the most recent crime report, year-over-year crime rates in Anaheim has increased by 20.6%. Examining the change in crime rates from one year to the next provides valuable insights into the evolving safety landscape of Anaheim, aiding residents in assessing whether it is becoming a safer or more dangerous place to live. These crime rates are categorized into two primary groups: violent and property crimes. Year-over-year, violent crime has increased by 112.8%, while property crime has increased by 7.7%. This comprehensive analysis offers potential residents essential information for making informed decisions about whether or not Anaheim is a safe place to live.

Anaheim Neighborhood Crime Rates

The Anaheim area comprises a diverse array of over 6 distinct neighborhoods, each exhibiting a unique crime rate influenced by location and various socioeconomic factors. Generally, neighborhoods situated in proximity to the city center, characterized by higher population density, often report elevated crime rates. Conversely, the outlying neighborhoods, marked by lower population density and reduced unemployment and poverty rates, tend to experience lower crime incidence. Some neighborhoods with lower crime rates include: Anaheim Hills, Northeast and Northwest which foster a strong sense of safety. Conversely, neighborhoods such as The Colony, Southeast and Southwest exhibit crime rates above the average, emphasizing the importance of comprehensive research when evaluating different Anaheim neighborhoods, given their considerable variation in crime rates.

Potential Causes for Crime in Anaheim

Limited employment opportunities or a prevalence of low-wage jobs can result in higher rates of unemployment and underemployment. Regions where individuals grapple with joblessness or meager wages may exhibit greater vulnerability to an uptick in crime due to financial instability. While areas that have strong employment rates, often will see a reduction in overall crime. Anaheim, for instance, reports an unemployment rate of 3.5%, which differs from the national average of 4.7%.

The impact of law enforcement and community policing efforts plays a crucial role in shaping crime rates in any city. A robust and cooperative bond between law enforcement and the community can serve as a deterrent to criminal activities, enhancing overall safety. In Anaheim, the ratio of police officers and civilians per 1,000 residents stands at 1.47, differing from the national average of 3.25. Effective law enforcement hinges not solely on officer numbers but also on the manner in which they interact and collaborate with the community. Building trust and cooperation are central tenets of community policing, amplifying its influence on crime prevention.

In cities grappling with housing affordability challenges, crime can emerge as a prominent issue. Certain individuals and families may find themselves needing to reside in cramped or subpar housing conditions, elevating stress levels and potentially fueling domestic conflicts and associated criminal incidents. Anaheim has a median home price of $602,400, deviating from the national average of $184,700. Large disparities in housing costs can significantly impact the well-being of residents and the prevalence of crime within the community.

Anaheim crime map

The Anaheim crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Anaheim as reported by the local law enforcement agencies. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Anaheim crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level. Please note that the red areas on the Anaheim crime map does not always indicate that it is a dangerous area for its residents. Areas on the heat map could be inflated if they are located in high traffic areas like airports, sports centers or large parks. Other areas on the heat map could see increased crime rates if they are located in major tourist areas like the downtown core.
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      Crime Quick Facts

      • Anaheim crime rates are 52% higher than the national average
      • Violent crimes in Anaheim are 107% higher than the national average
      • In Anaheim you have a 1 in 29 chance of becoming a victim of crime
      • Anaheim is safer than 8% of the cities in the United States
      • Year over year crime in Anaheim has increased by 23%

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        Daily Crime In Anaheim (per 100,000 people)

        The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily crimes in Anaheim for every 100,000 residents. The Anaheim total amount of daily crime is 1.24 times more than the California average and 1.52 times more than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Anaheim, is 1.53 times more than the California average, and it is 2.07 times more than the national average. The statistics for property crimes show that Anaheim has a daily crime average that is 1.18 times more than the California average and 1.42 times more than the daily national rate.

        How Safe is Anaheim (higher is better)

        When comparing the safety of Anaheim to every other city in California, as well as the entirety of the United States, is Anaheim safe? The gauges above illustrate that Anaheim is safer than 13% of every city located within California along with 8% of the all the cities located in the United States. The results of these graphs are created after analyzing each of the cities in California and in the United States as a whole. As a result, Anaheim, CA is ranked above average when compared to the rest of the US cities.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Anaheim

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Anaheim is 1 in 131
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Anaheim is 1 in 37
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Anaheim is 1 in 29
        How likely are you to become a victim of crime? In Anaheim, California you have a 1 in 131 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery and assault. With regards to property crime, you have a 1 in 37 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 29 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Anaheim.

        Year Over Year Crime In Anaheim (per 100,000 people)

        A good indicator of whether Anaheim is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live can be determined by analyzing the year over year crime rate (per 100,000 people). The number of violent crimes in Anaheim has increased by 117%, while the property crime rate in Anaheim has increased by 10% year over year. The number of total crimes in Anaheim has increased by 23% year over year.

        Anaheim police department

        Item Anaheim California National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)50651,506558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.53.63.3
        There are a total of 506 Anaheim police officers. This results in 1.5 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 59.3% less than the California average and 54.8% less than the National average.

        Sex offenders in California

        State Total offenders California /100K National /100K
        There are a total of 79,891 sex offenders in California. This yields a total of 232 sex offenders in California per 100,000 residents which is 13% less than the national average.

        Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Rose Hills, CA2,619113527640
        Villa Park, CA5,88335893928
        Yorba Linda, CA68,103539961,050
        Rossmoor, CA11,9231908931,083
        La Habra Heights, CA5,318551,0491,104
        Lake Forest, CA84,6661221,0541,176
        North Tustin, CA25,1472161,0121,228
        Anaheim, CA353,0857662,7693,535

        Cities with similar population

        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Honolulu, HI347,1812532,5782,832
        Santa Ana, CA332,6108513,9864,837
        Riverside, CA327,5695163,2413,757
        Aurora, CO379,4341,0774,2295,307
        Corpus Christi, TX326,3327913,1213,912
        Anaheim, CA353,0857662,7693,535
        Source: The Anaheim, CA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2022. The crime report encompasses more than 18,000 city and state law enforcement agencies reporting data on property and violent crimes. The uniform crime reports program represents approximately 309 million American residents, which results in 98% coverage of metropolitan statistical areas.