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Total crime 3%
Violent crime 57%
Property crime 8%
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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2020 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2021; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleNewport Beach/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,926n/a (estimate)2,2812,5812,346
Murder1n/a1.25.66.5
Rape29n/a34.334.238.4
Robbery43n/a50.9113.673.9
Assault68n/a80.5288.7279.7
Violent crime141n/a (estimate)167442388
Burglary321n/a380.1369.7314.2
Theft1,312n/a1,553.61,341.71,398.0
Vehicle theft152n/a180.0427.6246.0
Property crime1,785n/a (estimate)2,1142,1391,958

Key findings

  • Newport Beach crime rates are 3% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Newport Beach are 57% lower than the national average
  • In Newport Beach you have a 1 in 44 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Newport Beach is safer than 45% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Newport Beach has increased by 2%

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

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

      The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Newport Beach, CA per 100,000 people. In Newport Beach, the total number of daily crimes is 1.13 times less than the California average and 1.03 times less than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Newport Beach is 2.65 times less than the California average and 2.32 times less than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Newport Beach has a daily crime rate that is 1.01 times less than the California average and 1.08 times more than the national average.

      How Safe is Newport Beach (higher is better)

      How safe is Newport Beach, California compared to other cities in California and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Newport Beach is safer than 64% of the cities in California and 45% of the cities in the United States. These results are calculated by analyzing all cities in California and across the US as a whole and determining how many areas have a lower crime rate than Newport Beach. Overall, Newport Beach is ranked below average compared to all other cities across the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Newport Beach

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Newport Beach is 1 in 599
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Newport Beach is 1 in 48
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Newport Beach is 1 in 44
      Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Newport Beach? In Newport Beach, CA you have a 1 in 599 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 48 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and motor vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 44 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Newport Beach.

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

      An ideal indicator of whether Newport Beach 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 Newport Beach has increased by 6% and the rate of property crime in Newport Beach has increased by 2%. The total crime rate in Newport Beach has increased by 2% year to year.

      Newport Beach police department

      ItemNewport BeachCaliforniaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)21051,506558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.43.63.3
      There are a total of 210 Newport Beach police officers. This results in 2.4 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 33.4% less than the California average and 26% 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

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Aliso Viejo, CA50,21955755810
      Villa Park, CA5,9220899899
      Laguna Niguel, CA64,98461867929
      Rossmoor, CA10,933168815983
      Laguna Woods, CA16,347829601,042
      Lake Forest, CA80,6581109831,093
      North Tustin, CA26,2081919241,115
      Newport Beach, CA86,8131672,1142,281

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      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Alafaya, FL86,8683961,8252,221
      Hawthorne, CA86,9387821,8912,673
      Carmel, IN86,94049587636
      Whittier, CA86,6302791,9212,199
      Suffolk, VA87,0612952,4772,772
      Newport Beach, CA86,8131672,1142,281
      Source: The Newport Beach, CA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2020. 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.