Annual Crime In Laguna Woods (2018)

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.
In the event that crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, estimates are used. The estimates are based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleLaguna Woods/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime118n/a (estimate)7282,8282,580
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleLaguna Woods/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.04.45.0
Rape1n/a6.239.242.6
Robbery2n/a12.3137.386.2
Assault7n/a43.2266.5246.8
Violent crime10n/a (estimate)62447381
Burglary11n/a67.8416.2376.0
Theft84n/a517.91,571.81,594.6
Vehicle theft13n/a80.2392.4228.9
Property crime108n/a (estimate)6662,3802,200

Key findings

  • Laguna Woods crime rates are 72% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Laguna Woods are 84% lower than the national average
  • In Laguna Woods you have a 1 in 138 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Laguna Woods is safer than 86% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Laguna Woods has decreased by 34%

Laguna Woods crime map

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Compare Laguna Woods, CA Crime To Other Cities

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      Daily Crime In Laguna Woods (per 100,000 people)

      The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily crimes in Laguna Woods for every 100,000 residents. The Laguna Woods total amount of daily crime is 3.89 times less than the California average and 3.55 times less than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Laguna Woods, is 7.26 times less than the California average, and it is 6.17 times less than the national average. The statistics for property crimes show that Laguna Woods has a daily crime average that is 3.57 times less than the California average and 3.30 times less than the daily national rate.

      How Safe is Laguna Woods (higher is better)

      Many people wonder how safe they are in Laguna Woods, CA 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 Laguna Woods to other cities in the state and across the country, Laguna Woods is 97% safer than other cities of California and 86% safer than other cities in the nation. Laguna Woods has a ranks above average in comparison to other cities in the country.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Laguna Woods

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Laguna Woods is 1 in 1622
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Laguna Woods is 1 in 151
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Laguna Woods is 1 in 138
      Are you at risk of becoming a victim of crime in Laguna Woods, CA? If you reside in Laguna Woods, then there is a 1 in 1622 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 151. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 138 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Laguna Woods.

      Year Over Year Crime In Laguna Woods (per 100,000 people)

      A good indicator of whether Laguna Woods 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 Laguna Woods has decreased by 15%, while the property crime rate in Laguna Woods has decreased by 35% year over year. The number of total crimes in Laguna Woods has decreased by 34% year over year.

      Laguna Woods police department

      ItemLaguna WoodsCaliforniaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a51,506558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a3.63.3

      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

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      Rancho Santa Margarita, CA49,03894646740
      Las Flores, CA5,671145774919
      Aliso Viejo, CA50,21982853935
      Villa Park, CA5,9220965965
      Coto de Caza, CA14,8451709071,077
      Lake Forest, CA80,6581868921,079
      Laguna Niguel, CA64,9841219581,079
      Laguna Woods, CA16,34762666728

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      Burlington, KY16,3471701,5771,747
      Donna, TX16,3496663,8364,502
      Morton, IL16,343110632742
      Chickasha, OK16,3423862,6733,059
      Uvalde, TX16,3532203,7924,012
      Laguna Woods, CA16,34762666728
      Source: The Laguna Woods, 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.