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Total crime 6%
Violent crime 76%
Property crime 21%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2018 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2019; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleFountain Valley/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,548n/a (estimate)2,7432,8282,580
Murder0n/a0.04.45.0
Rape1n/a1.839.242.6
Robbery21n/a37.2137.386.2
Assault30n/a53.2266.5246.8
Violent crime52n/a (estimate)92447381
Burglary194n/a343.8416.2376.0
Theft1,185n/a2,099.81,571.81,594.6
Vehicle theft117n/a207.3392.4228.9
Property crime1,496n/a (estimate)2,6512,3802,200

Key findings

  • Fountain Valley crime rates are 6% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Fountain Valley are 76% lower than the national average
  • In Fountain Valley you have a 1 in 37 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Fountain Valley is safer than 45% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Fountain Valley has decreased by 6%

Fountain Valley crime map

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The Fountain Valley crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Fountain Valley 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 Fountain Valley crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Fountain Valley (per 100,000 people)

      The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in Fountain Valley, CA per 100,000 people. In Fountain Valley, the number of daily crimes is projected to be 1.03 times less than the California average and 1.06 times more than the national average. The average number of daily violent crimes in Fountain Valley is 4.86 times less than the California average and 4.13 times less than the daily national average. With regards to property crimes, Fountain Valley has a daily crime rate that is 1.11 times more than the California average and 1.21 times more than the overall daily national average.

      How Safe is Fountain Valley (higher is better)

      Are people any safer living in Fountain Valley in comparison to other California communities and all other areas throughout the United States? When we look at all cities across America, is Fountain Valley safe? The evidence provided by these graphs show Fountain Valley being safer than 63% of cities in California and 45% of cities across the United States. This is evident by tracking California cities as well as all US cities over a one year period to contrast crime statistics as they relate to Fountain Valley. In conclusion, Fountain Valley ranks below average compared to the rest of the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Fountain Valley

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Fountain Valley is 1 in 1086
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Fountain Valley is 1 in 38
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Fountain Valley is 1 in 37
      Are you at risk of becoming a victim of crime in Fountain Valley, California? If you reside in Fountain Valley, then there is a 1 in 1086 chance that you will experience a violent crime. These types of crimes may include homicide, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Your risk of being a victim of property crime is 1 in 38. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 37 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Fountain Valley.

      Year Over Year Crime In Fountain Valley (per 100,000 people)

      A good indicator of whether Fountain Valley 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 Fountain Valley has decreased by 23%, while the property crime rate in Fountain Valley has decreased by 5% year over year. The number of total crimes in Fountain Valley has decreased by 6% year over year.

      Fountain Valley police department

      ItemFountain ValleyCaliforniaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)7651,506558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.33.63.3
      There are a total of 76 Fountain Valley police officers. This results in 1.3 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 62.9% less than the California average and 58.8% 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
      Laguna Woods, CA16,34762666728
      Aliso Viejo, CA50,21982853935
      Villa Park, CA5,9220965965
      Rossmoor, CA10,9331709071,077
      Laguna Niguel, CA64,9841219581,079
      North Tustin, CA26,2081931,0281,221
      Yorba Linda, CA67,362641,1801,244
      Fountain Valley, CA56,670922,6512,743

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Valdosta, GA56,7174683,6864,154
      Oak Lawn, IL56,7741451,3541,498
      Taunton, MA56,5044246211,045
      Santee, CA56,8391851,5071,693
      Diamond Bar, CA56,4561021,6471,749
      Fountain Valley, CA56,670922,6512,743
      Source: The Fountain Valley, 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.