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Total crime 21%
Violent crime 63%
Property crime 38%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2020 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2021; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleBrea/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,241n/a (estimate)2,8392,5812,346
Murder0n/a0.05.66.5
Rape10n/a22.934.238.4
Robbery22n/a50.3113.673.9
Assault31n/a70.9288.7279.7
Violent crime63n/a (estimate)144442388
Burglary121n/a276.9369.7314.2
Theft959n/a2,194.31,341.71,398.0
Vehicle theft98n/a224.2427.6246.0
Property crime1,178n/a (estimate)2,6952,1391,958

Key findings

  • Brea crime rates are 21% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Brea are 63% lower than the national average
  • In Brea you have a 1 in 36 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Brea is safer than 38% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Brea has decreased by 18%

Brea crime map

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The Brea crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Brea as reported by the local law enforcement agency. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Brea crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Brea (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Brea, CA per 100,000 people. In Brea, the total number of daily crimes is 1.10 times more than the California average and 1.21 times more than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Brea is 3.07 times less than the California average and 2.69 times less than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Brea has a daily crime rate that is 1.26 times more than the California average and 1.38 times more than the national average.

      How Safe is Brea (higher is better)

      What are the odds that you'll be safer in Brea, California compared to other areas of California, as well as the rest of America? When it comes down to it, is Brea safe? In the graphs above, it shows that Brea is safer than 52% of California cities, and 38% compared to all other cities across America. These statistics are calculated by taking a closer look at each city's crime rate in California, as well as the rest of the US. It is then determined which cities see less crime than Brea. At this time, Brea sees a below average rate of crime in comparison to other United States cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Brea

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Brea is 1 in 694
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Brea is 1 in 38
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Brea is 1 in 36
      Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Brea? In Brea, CA you have a 1 in 694 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 38 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and motor vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 36 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Brea.

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

      The year over year change in crime per 100,000 people helps to understand whether crime in Brea, CA is on the rise or declining. The violent crime rate in Brea has decreased by 12%, while the property crime rate in Brea has decreased by 18% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Brea has decreased by 18% with regards to total crimes year over year.

      Brea police department

      ItemBreaCaliforniaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)12351,506558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.13.63.3
      There are a total of 123 Brea police officers. This results in 3.1 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 15.4% less than the California average and 6% less than the National average.

      Sex offenders in California

      StateTotal offendersCalifornia /100KNational /100K
      California79,891232266
      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, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Rose Hills, CA3,033100482581
      Yorba Linda, CA67,36247842889
      La Habra Heights, CA5,40646848894
      Villa Park, CA5,9220899899
      Rossmoor, CA10,933168815983
      Temple City, CA36,0841378981,035
      Chino Hills, CA77,2661329811,113
      Brea, CA41,3511442,6952,839

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Moorhead, MN41,3214282,9533,381
      Ocoee, FL41,3932652,2682,532
      South Valley, NM41,3971,0043,6674,671
      Leominster, MA41,3044781,6762,154
      Findlay, OH41,4121581,8842,042
      Brea, CA41,3511442,6952,839
      Source: The Brea, CA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2020. 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.