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8%
Total crime NAT. AVG.
16%
Violent crime NAT. AVG.
12%
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 peopleGarden Grove/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime4,233n/a (estimate)2,5022,8432,324
Murder3n/a1.85.76.3
Rape56n/a33.137.440.0
Robbery148n/a87.5123.566.1
Assault319n/a188.6332.8268.2
Violent crime526n/a (estimate)311500370
Burglary650n/a384.3371.9269.8
Theft2,474n/a1,462.61,499.31,401.9
Vehicle theft583n/a344.6471.9282.7
Property crime3,707n/a (estimate)2,1912,3431,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Garden Grove, CA

Looking at the most recent crime report, the crime rate in Garden Grove is 7.7% 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 Garden Grove, there were 526 reported violent crimes, equivalent to 311 per 100,000 individuals, 15.9% lower than the national average. Additionally, there were 3707 property crimes, amounting to 2191 per 100,000 residents, 12.1% higher than the U.S. average.

When assessing the total crime rate in Garden Grove per 100,000 people, it stands in the median range among all cities with reported crime data. Our analysis of total incidents, encompassing both violent and property crimes within Garden Grove, underscores the close alignment of reported crime rates with the national average as reported by other areas.

In the most recent release, Garden Grove reported a property crime rate that closely aligns with the national average. In Garden Grove, there were 2191 reported property crimes, a figure consistent with the national average of 1954 per 100,000 individuals. This positions the area as maintaining a level of safety and security on par with the typical city. The harmonious statistics underscore a balanced commitment to community well-being, offering residents a sense of stability and peace in their surroundings.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in Garden Grove?

What is the prevailing sentiment among Garden Grove residents regarding the state of crime? A comprehensive survey conducted by AreaVibes, involving 32 respondents, sheds light on this matter. The results were as follows: 47% of Garden Grove residents expressed a notable sense of security, asserting that crime was virtually non-existent in their community, and they felt at ease strolling the streets after dark. While, 53% of those surveyed held a contrasting viewpoint, perceiving a higher incidence of crime, leading them to feel apprehensive about walking alone at night.

Is Garden Grove a Safe Place to Live?

Determining whether Garden Grove 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, Garden Grove has an overall crime rate that is 8% higher than the national average. When we take a look at crime on a daily basis, this translates into 11.6 daily occurrences, comprising 1.44 violent crimes and 10.16 property crimes. Scrutinizing these statistics provides a foundation for a more informed assessment of the suitability of Garden Grove as a potential place to establish residency.

Has Crime in Garden Grove Increased Since Last Year?

Year-over-year crime data allows us to analyze short-term trends in crime activity. By comparing crime rates from one year to the next, we can identify patterns and shifts in Garden Grove crime rates. This information can be invaluable for residents looking to make informed decisions on where to live. When comparing the most recent year to the previous year, total crime in Garden Grove has decreased by 4.9% year over year. Violent crime has increased by 2.7% and property crime has decreased by 5.9%.

Potential Causes for Crime in Garden Grove

The economic well-being of a city's residents plays a significant role in crime rates. High poverty rates and income inequality can lead to increased crime stats as individuals may resort to illegal activities to meet their basic needs. While lower rates could lead to a lower Garden Grove crime rate. The poverty level in Garden Grove is 12.9%, while the national average is 15.1%.

If employment opportunities are limited or if many jobs offer low wages, it can lead to higher rates of unemployment and underemployment, which could lead to an increase in Garden Grove crime rates. Areas where individuals struggle with unemployment or low wages, may be more susceptible to an increase in criminal activities as a result of financial insecurity. While lower rates of unemployment or a surplus of job opportunities could lead to a decrease in crime as their basic needs are being met. Garden Grove has an unemployment rate of 3.2%, compared to a national average of 4.7%.

High rent costs can create economic stress for individuals and families, particularly those with limited financial resources. When a significant portion of one's income is spent on housing, there may be less money available for other essential needs such as food, healthcare and education. Economic stress can contribute to desperation and potentially lead individuals to engage in criminal activities, such as theft or fraud, as a means of financial survival. Average rent rates in Garden Grove are $1,631, compared to a national average of $949 per month.

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

  • Garden Grove crime rates are 8% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Garden Grove are 16% lower than the national average
  • In Garden Grove you have a 1 in 40 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Garden Grove is safer than 33% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Garden Grove has decreased by 3%

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        Daily Crime In Garden Grove (per 100,000 people)

        The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Garden Grove, California is displayed in the graph above. As you can see, the daily crimes for Garden Grove are 1.14 times less than the California average and 1.08 times more than the national level. Daily violent crimes in Garden Grove are 1.61 times less than than California and 1.19 times less than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Garden Grove are 1.07 times less than than California and 1.12 times more than the national average.

        How Safe is Garden Grove (higher is better)

        Is Garden Grove safe in comparison to other cities in the state of California as well as in comparison to the rest of the areas across the United States. Using the gauges above, which compare crime in Garden Grove to other cities in the state and across the country, Garden Grove is 44% safer than other cities of California and 33% safer than other cities in the nation. Garden Grove has a ranks below average in comparison to other cities in the country.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Garden Grove

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Garden Grove is 1 in 322
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Garden Grove is 1 in 46
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Garden Grove is 1 in 40
        Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Garden Grove? If you reside in Garden Grove, the likelihood that you will become a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 322. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 46 change that you will become a victim of a property crime. These sorts of crimes against personal property include: burglary, theft, and auto theft. In total, the likelihood of being victimized by a crime in Garden Grove, is 1 in 40.

        Year Over Year Crime In Garden Grove (per 100,000 people)

        Determining whether Garden Grove is becoming less or more safe for its residents (per 100,000) is most easily done by comparing year-over-year crime rates. Garden Grove violent crime rates have increased by 4%. At the same time, property crime has decreased by 4% year over year. Total crimes for Garden Grove has decreased by 3% in the same time frame.

        Garden Grove police department

        Item Garden Grove California National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)21251,506558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.23.63.3
        There are a total of 212 Garden Grove police officers. This results in 1.2 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 66.5% less than the California average and 62.8% 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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        Garden Grove, CA172,8003112,1912,502

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        Source: The Garden Grove, 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.