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Total crime 61%
Violent crime 82%
Property crime 57%
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 peopleMission Viejo/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime931n/a (estimate)9752,7722,489
Murder1n/a1.04.35.0
Rape8n/a8.437.542.6
Robbery22n/a23.0132.481.6
Assault34n/a35.6267.1250.2
Violent crime65n/a (estimate)68441379
Burglary121n/a126.8386.1340.5
Theft689n/a721.81,586.31,549.5
Vehicle theft56n/a58.7358.8219.9
Property crime866n/a (estimate)9072,3312,110

Key findings

  • Mission Viejo crime rates are 61% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Mission Viejo are 82% lower than the national average
  • In Mission Viejo you have a 1 in 103 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Mission Viejo is safer than 79% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Mission Viejo has decreased by 10%

Mission Viejo crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Mission Viejo (per 100,000 people)

      The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily crimes in Mission Viejo for every 100,000 residents. The Mission Viejo total amount of daily crime is 2.84 times less than the California average and 2.55 times less than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Mission Viejo, is 6.48 times less than the California average, and it is 5.57 times less than the national average. The statistics for property crimes show that Mission Viejo has a daily crime average that is 2.57 times less than the California average and 2.33 times less than the daily national rate.

      How Safe is Mission Viejo (higher is better)

      Compared to the other cities in California and all other cities across the US, is Mission Viejo safe? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Mission Viejo is safer than 95% of other cities in the state of California. In addition, Mission Viejo is safer than 79% 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 Mission Viejo. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Mission Viejo is above average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Mission Viejo

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Mission Viejo is 1 in 1469
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Mission Viejo is 1 in 111
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Mission Viejo is 1 in 103
      How likely are you to become a victim of crime? In Mission Viejo, California you have a 1 in 1469 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery and assault. With regards to property crime, you have a 1 in 111 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 103 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Mission Viejo.

      Year Over Year Crime In Mission Viejo (per 100,000 people)

      The year over year change in crime per 100,000 people helps to understand whether crime in Mission Viejo, CA is on the rise or declining. The violent crime rate in Mission Viejo has decreased by 42%, while the property crime rate in Mission Viejo has decreased by 7% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Mission Viejo has decreased by 10% with regards to total crimes year over year.

      Mission Viejo police department

      ItemMission ViejoCaliforniaNational
      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, CA49,03862612674
      Laguna Woods, CA16,34744773817
      Villa Park, CA5,92268753822
      Lake Forest, CA80,65876789865
      Aliso Viejo, CA50,21952829880
      Las Flores, CA5,671143758901
      Laguna Niguel, CA64,98464910975
      Mission Viejo, CA96,17868907975

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      Tuscaloosa, AL96,3525054,3384,844
      Lawton, OK96,7289263,2214,147
      Vacaville, CA95,6073272,4142,742
      Dearborn, MI95,5203252,2412,565
      Mission Viejo, CA96,17868907975
      Source: The Mission Viejo, 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.