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Total crime 38%
Violent crime 57%
Property crime 56%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2019 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2020; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleBrea/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,522n/a (estimate)3,4472,7722,489
Murder0n/a0.04.35.0
Rape10n/a22.637.542.6
Robbery29n/a65.7132.481.6
Assault33n/a74.7267.1250.2
Violent crime72n/a (estimate)163441379
Burglary169n/a382.7386.1340.5
Theft1,209n/a2,738.11,586.31,549.5
Vehicle theft72n/a163.1358.8219.9
Property crime1,450n/a (estimate)3,2842,3312,110

Key findings

  • Brea crime rates are 38% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Brea are 57% lower than the national average
  • In Brea you have a 1 in 30 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Brea is safer than 33% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Brea has increased by 8%

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 1.24 times more than the California average and 1.38 times more than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Brea is 2.71 times less than the California average and 2.33 times less than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Brea has a daily crime rate that is 1.41 times more than the California average and 1.56 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 44% of California cities, and 33% 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 614
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Brea is 1 in 31
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Brea is 1 in 30
      Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Brea? In Brea, CA you have a 1 in 614 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 31 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and motor vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 30 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 15%, while the property crime rate in Brea has increased by 10% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Brea has increased by 8% 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, CA3,03399525624
      Villa Park, CA5,92268753822
      Yorba Linda, CA67,36262919981
      Rossmoor, CA10,9331688881,056
      Temple City, CA36,0841779151,091
      Chino Hills, CA77,2661121,0531,166
      Los Alamitos, CA11,661521,1261,178
      Brea, CA41,3511633,2843,447

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Moorhead, MN41,3211402,3462,485
      Ocoee, FL41,3933132,6963,009
      South Valley, NM41,3971,0744,0175,091
      Leominster, MA41,3045741,4392,013
      Findlay, OH41,4122562,1812,438
      Brea, CA41,3511633,2843,447
      Source: The Brea, CA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2018. 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.