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Total crime 16%
Violent crime 45%
Property crime 11%
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 peopleHuntington Beach/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime4,422n/a (estimate)2,1742,8282,580
Murder1n/a0.54.45.0
Rape83n/a40.839.242.6
Robbery106n/a52.1137.386.2
Assault239n/a117.5266.5246.8
Violent crime429n/a (estimate)211447381
Burglary525n/a258.1416.2376.0
Theft3,158n/a1,552.41,571.81,594.6
Vehicle theft310n/a152.4392.4228.9
Property crime3,993n/a (estimate)1,9632,3802,200

Key findings

  • Huntington Beach crime rates are 16% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Huntington Beach are 45% lower than the national average
  • In Huntington Beach you have a 1 in 47 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Huntington Beach is safer than 47% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Huntington Beach has decreased by 9%

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      Daily Crime In Huntington Beach (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Huntington Beach, CA per 100,000 people. In Huntington Beach, the total number of daily crimes is 1.30 times less than the California average and 1.19 times less than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Huntington Beach is 2.12 times less than the California average and 1.80 times less than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Huntington Beach has a daily crime rate that is 1.21 times less than the California average and 1.12 times less than the national average.

      How Safe is Huntington Beach (higher is better)

      When comparing the safety of Huntington Beach to every other city in California, as well as the entirety of the United States, is Huntington Beach safe? The gauges above illustrate that Huntington Beach is safer than 66% of every city located within California along with 47% of the all the cities located in the United States. The results of these graphs are created after analyzing each of the cities in California and in the United States as a whole. As a result, Huntington Beach, CA is ranked below average when compared to the rest of the US cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Huntington Beach

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Huntington Beach is 1 in 475
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Huntington Beach is 1 in 51
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Huntington Beach is 1 in 47
      Are you at risk of becoming a victim of crime in Huntington Beach, California? If you reside in Huntington Beach, then there is a 1 in 475 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 51. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 47 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Huntington Beach.

      Year Over Year Crime In Huntington Beach (per 100,000 people)

      The year over year crime rate per 100,000 people for Huntington Beach is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining if living in Huntington Beach has become safer or more dangerous. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have increased by 19% in Huntington Beach, while property crimes in Huntington Beach have decreased by 11%. Total crime has decreased by 9% year over year.

      Huntington Beach police department

      ItemHuntington BeachCaliforniaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)30851,506558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.63.63.3
      There are a total of 308 Huntington Beach police officers. This results in 1.6 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 56.2% less than the California average and 51.3% 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
      Villa Park, CA5,9220965965
      Rossmoor, CA10,9331709071,077
      North Tustin, CA26,2081931,0281,221
      Irvine, CA246,992561,2701,326
      Los Alamitos, CA11,661691,3411,410
      Cypress, CA48,9781181,4301,548
      Orange, CA139,9191131,7561,869
      Huntington Beach, CA198,7242111,9632,174

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Shreveport, LA198,5718325,1806,012
      Akron, OH198,5088623,6214,483
      Glendale, CA197,895991,5191,618
      Yonkers, NY199,7253488731,221
      Little Rock, AR197,6401,4466,5487,994
      Huntington Beach, CA198,7242111,9632,174
      Source: The Huntington Beach, 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.