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Total crime 45%
Violent crime 83%
Property crime 38%
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 peopleIrvine/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime4,011n/a (estimate)1,3702,7722,489
Murder1n/a0.34.35.0
Rape52n/a17.837.542.6
Robbery66n/a22.6132.481.6
Assault69n/a23.6267.1250.2
Violent crime188n/a (estimate)64441379
Burglary574n/a196.1386.1340.5
Theft3,086n/a1,054.41,586.31,549.5
Vehicle theft163n/a55.7358.8219.9
Property crime3,823n/a (estimate)1,3062,3312,110

Key findings

  • Irvine crime rates are 45% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Irvine are 83% lower than the national average
  • In Irvine you have a 1 in 73 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Irvine is safer than 71% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Irvine has increased by 3%

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

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      Daily Crime In Irvine (per 100,000 people)

      The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Irvine, California is displayed in the graph above. As you can see, the daily crimes for Irvine are 2.02 times less than the California average and 1.82 times less than the national level. Daily violent crimes in Irvine are 6.87 times less than than California and 5.91 times less than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Irvine are 1.78 times less than than California and 1.62 times less than the national average.

      How Safe is Irvine (higher is better)

      Compared to the other cities in California and all other cities across the US, is Irvine safe? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Irvine is safer than 89% of other cities in the state of California. In addition, Irvine is safer than 71% 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 Irvine. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Irvine is above average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Irvine

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Irvine is 1 in 1557
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Irvine is 1 in 77
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Irvine is 1 in 73
      Are you at risk of becoming a victim of crime in Irvine, California? If you reside in Irvine, then there is a 1 in 1557 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 77. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 73 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Irvine.

      Year Over Year Crime In Irvine (per 100,000 people)

      An ideal indicator of whether Irvine is becoming a safer or more dangerous place to live can be done by analyzing the year over year crime rates per 100,000 people. Year over year violent crime in Irvine has increased by 14% and the rate of property crime in Irvine has increased by 3%. The total crime rate in Irvine has increased by 3% year to year.

      Irvine police department

      ItemIrvineCaliforniaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)28051,506558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.33.63.3
      There are a total of 280 Irvine police officers. This results in 1.3 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 64.4% less than the California average and 60.4% 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
      Rancho Santa Margarita, CA49,03862612674
      Laguna Woods, CA16,34744773817
      Villa Park, CA5,92268753822
      Lake Forest, CA80,65876789865
      Aliso Viejo, CA50,21952829880
      Las Flores, CA5,671143758901
      Laguna Niguel, CA64,98464910975
      Irvine, CA246,992641,3061,370

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Madison, WI246,0343602,4742,834
      Norfolk, VA245,7245463,4624,007
      Lubbock, TX244,5071,0084,6065,614
      Laredo, TX251,6713161,7712,087
      Durham, NC251,7617303,8084,538
      Irvine, CA246,992641,3061,370
      Source: The Irvine, 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.