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Total crime 16%
Violent crime 2%
Property crime 19%
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 peoplePlacentia/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,081n/a (estimate)2,0892,7722,489
Murder0n/a0.04.35.0
Rape13n/a25.137.542.6
Robbery28n/a54.1132.481.6
Assault151n/a291.8267.1250.2
Violent crime192n/a (estimate)371441379
Burglary275n/a531.3386.1340.5
Theft511n/a987.31,586.31,549.5
Vehicle theft103n/a199.0358.8219.9
Property crime889n/a (estimate)1,7182,3312,110

Key findings

  • Placentia crime rates are 16% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Placentia are 2% lower than the national average
  • In Placentia you have a 1 in 48 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Placentia is safer than 48% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Placentia has increased by 7%

Placentia crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Placentia (per 100,000 people)

      The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily crimes in Placentia for every 100,000 residents. The Placentia total amount of daily crime is 1.33 times less than the California average and 1.19 times less than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Placentia, is 1.19 times less than the California average, and it is 1.02 times less than the national average. The statistics for property crimes show that Placentia has a daily crime average that is 1.36 times less than the California average and 1.23 times less than the daily national rate.

      How Safe is Placentia (higher is better)

      Are people any safer living in Placentia in comparison to other California communities and all other areas throughout the United States? When we look at all cities across America, is Placentia safe? The evidence provided by these graphs show Placentia being safer than 67% of cities in California and 48% of cities across the United States. This is evident by tracking California cities as well as all US cities over a one year period to contrast crime statistics as they relate to Placentia. In conclusion, Placentia ranks below average compared to the rest of the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Placentia

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Placentia is 1 in 270
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Placentia is 1 in 59
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Placentia is 1 in 48
      Are you worried about becoming a crime victim? In Placentia, your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 270. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 59 chance of being the victim of a property crime such as vehicle theft, personal property theft, and burglary. Your overall risk of becoming a crime victim in Placentia is 1 in 48.

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

      The year over year crime rate per 100,000 people for Placentia is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining if living in Placentia has become safer or more dangerous. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have increased by 62% in Placentia, while property crimes in Placentia have decreased by 1%. Total crime has increased by 7% year over year.

      Placentia police department

      ItemPlacentiaCaliforniaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)6951,506558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.33.63.3
      There are a total of 69 Placentia police officers. This results in 1.3 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 63.1% less than the California average and 59% 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
      Rose Hills, CA3,03399525624
      Villa Park, CA5,92268753822
      Yorba Linda, CA67,36262919981
      Rossmoor, CA10,9331688881,056
      Chino Hills, CA77,2661121,0531,166
      Los Alamitos, CA11,661521,1261,178
      North Tustin, CA26,2081911,0071,197
      Placentia, CA52,1683711,7182,089

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      La Crosse, WI52,1402363,5863,822
      Florissant, MO52,2182242,1022,326
      Peabody, MA52,2352328191,051
      Perth Amboy, NJ52,2652841,3451,629
      Stratford, CT52,3001361,6511,787
      Placentia, CA52,1683711,7182,089
      Source: The Placentia, 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.