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Total crime 3%
Violent crime 23%
Property crime 7%
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 peopleGarden Grove/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime4,414n/a (estimate)2,5542,7722,489
Murder6n/a3.54.35.0
Rape54n/a31.237.542.6
Robbery185n/a107.0132.481.6
Assault260n/a150.4267.1250.2
Violent crime505n/a (estimate)292441379
Burglary627n/a362.8386.1340.5
Theft2,778n/a1,607.31,586.31,549.5
Vehicle theft504n/a291.6358.8219.9
Property crime3,909n/a (estimate)2,2622,3312,110

Key findings

  • Garden Grove crime rates are 3% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Garden Grove are 23% 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 35% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Garden Grove has decreased by 2%

Garden Grove crime map

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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 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 Garden Grove crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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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 1.09 times less than the California average and 1.03 times more than the national level. Daily violent crimes in Garden Grove are 1.51 times less than than California and 1.30 times less than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Garden Grove are 1.03 times less than than California and 1.07 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 47% safer than other cities of California and 35% 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 343
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Garden Grove is 1 in 45
      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 343. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 45 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 1%. At the same time, property crime has decreased by 2% year over year. Total crimes for Garden Grove has decreased by 2% in the same time frame.

      Garden Grove police department

      ItemGarden GroveCaliforniaNational
      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

      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, CA16,34744773817
      Villa Park, CA5,92268753822
      Aliso Viejo, CA50,21952829880
      Yorba Linda, CA67,36262919981
      Rossmoor, CA10,9331688881,056
      Chino Hills, CA77,2661121,0531,166
      Los Alamitos, CA11,661521,1261,178
      Garden Grove, CA174,6762922,2622,554

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Tempe, AZ174,7084523,7764,229
      Fort Lauderdale, FL175,1535944,9155,510
      Chattanooga, TN175,4621,0705,5576,628
      Oceanside, CA173,8294022,1092,511
      Port St. Lucie, FL175,652147850997
      Garden Grove, CA174,6762922,2622,554
      Source: The Garden Grove, CA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2019. 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.