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36%
Total crime NAT. AVG.
33%
Violent crime NAT. AVG.
49%
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 peopleBuena Park/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime2,591n/a (estimate)3,1572,8432,324
Murder1n/a1.25.76.3
Rape22n/a26.837.440.0
Robbery73n/a89.0123.566.1
Assault106n/a129.2332.8268.2
Violent crime202n/a (estimate)246500370
Burglary269n/a327.8371.9269.8
Theft1,601n/a1,950.91,499.31,401.9
Vehicle theft519n/a632.4471.9282.7
Property crime2,389n/a (estimate)2,9112,3431,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Buena Park, CA

Crime is typically categorized into two main types: violent and property crimes. Violent crimes encompass offenses such as murder, rape, robbery, and assault, while property crimes include burglary, theft, and vehicle theft. Based on the most recent report, the Buena Park crime rate is higher than the national average by 35.8%. Specifically, there were 202 violent crimes in Buena Park, equivalent to 246 per 100,000 individuals, lower than the national average by 33.4%. Furthermore, Buena Park recorded 2389 property crimes, amounting to 2911 per 100,000 residents, which was higher than the average by 49%.

The surge in vehicle thefts is a concerning trend across the United States, and Buena Park is no exception, experiencing one of the nation's highest vehicle theft rates. Last year, Buena Park reported a total of 519 vehicle thefts, resulting in 632 stolen vehicles per 100,000 people. This places the city in the lowest 10% tier among all cities, indicating that 90% of cities have less stolen vehicles. The probability of a vehicle being stolen stands at 1 in 159, underscoring the need for heightened vigilance and security measures.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in Buena Park?

What do the local residents think about crime in Buena Park? Well, based on a recent survey of 44 people (conducted by AreaVibes), 52% of Buena Park residents said that there was virtually no crime and that they felt safe walking at night. Another 48% of respondents said that there was too much crime in the area and they did not feel safe walking alone at night.

Is Buena Park a Safe Place to Live?

Determining whether Buena Park is a place to live may not always yield a simple answer, given the city's varying safety levels across different areas. Nonetheless, comprehending the city's overall crime rate can be a valuable asset. In broad terms, Buena Park has an overall crime rate that is 36% higher than the national average. When we take a look at crime on a daily basis, this translates into 7.1 daily occurrences, comprising 0.55 violent crimes and 6.55 property crimes. Scrutinizing these statistics provides a foundation for a more informed assessment of the suitability of Buena Park as a potential place to establish residency.

Has Crime in Buena Park Increased Since Last Year?

Year-over-year crime rates in Buena Park has increased by 11.3% in the last reported crime report. Comparing crime rates from one year to another offers some insight into whether or not Buena Park is becoming a safer or more dangerous place to live. Crime rates are categorized by violent and property crime. Year-over-year violent crime has increased by 11.6%, while property crime has increased by 11.3%. This analysis equips individuals with crucial information for making informed decisions about living in Buena Park.

Potential Causes for Crime in Buena Park

High population density areas are often large urban centers with diverse economic opportunities. These areas can exacerbate income inequality, with pockets of poverty existing alongside affluence. Areas with economic disparities may experience higher property crimes and, in some cases, violent crimes. On the other hand, areas with low population density tend to see lower Buena Park crime rates. The population density in Buena Park is 7809.4 people per square mile, while the national average is 90.6 people per square mile.

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. Buena Park has a median home price of $608,800, 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.

In Buena Park, the average rental rates are $1,723 per month, compared to the national average of $949. Rapid increases in rental costs can lead to neighborhood instability as residents are forced to move frequently in search of more affordable housing. This transience can weaken community bonds and hinder the establishment of social support networks, which can indirectly contribute to crime. While affordable rent and areas with higher income per capita, allow for long term renters and community bonds to the formed, therefore reducing crime rates on the long term.

Buena Park crime map



The Buena Park crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Buena Park 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 Buena Park crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level. Please note that the red areas on the Buena Park 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

  • Buena Park crime rates are 36% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Buena Park are 33% lower than the national average
  • In Buena Park you have a 1 in 32 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Buena Park is safer than 32% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Buena Park has increased by 11%

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        Daily Crime In Buena Park (per 100,000 people)

        The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Buena Park, per 100,000 residents. In Buena Park, the total number of daily crimes is 1.11 times more than the California average and 1.36 times more than the national average. Violent daily crime statistics in Buena Park are 2.03 times less than the California average and 1.50 times less than the national average. For property crime, Buena Park has a daily crime rate that is 1.24 times more than the California average and 1.49 times more than the daily national average.

        How Safe is Buena Park (higher is better)

        Compared to the other cities in California and all other cities across the US, is Buena Park safe? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Buena Park is safer than 56% of other cities in the state of California. In addition, Buena Park is safer than 32% of cities in the entire United States. To achieve these results, all California and United States cities were analyzed to determine how many locations had a lower crime rate than Buena Park. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Buena Park is below average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Buena Park

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Buena Park is 1 in 407
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Buena Park is 1 in 35
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Buena Park is 1 in 32
        Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Buena Park? In Buena Park, CA you have a 1 in 407 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 35 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and motor vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 32 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Buena Park.

        Year Over Year Crime In Buena Park (per 100,000 people)

        The year over year change in crime per 100,000 people helps to understand whether crime in Buena Park, CA is on the rise or declining. The violent crime rate in Buena Park has increased by 11%, while the property crime rate in Buena Park has increased by 11% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Buena Park has increased by 11% with regards to total crimes year over year.

        Buena Park police department

        Item Buena Park California National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)12451,506558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.53.63.3
        There are a total of 124 Buena Park police officers. This results in 1.5 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 58.4% less than the California average and 53.8% less than the National average.

        Sex offenders in California

        State Total offenders California /100K National /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.

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        Buena Park, CA82,2282462,9113,157

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        Source: The Buena Park, 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.