Reported Annual Crime In Rancho Santa Margarita

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 peopleRancho Santa Margarita/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime360n/a (estimate)7332,9462,756
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleRancho Santa Margarita/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.04.65.3
Rape4n/a8.137.241.7
Robbery6n/a12.2143.298.0
Assault22n/a44.8264.2248.9
Violent crime32n/a (estimate)65449394
Burglary45n/a91.6446.9430.4
Theft265n/a539.21,623.91,694.4
Vehicle theft18n/a36.6425.9237.4
Property crime328n/a (estimate)6672,4972,362

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The table above illustrates an overview of the annual crime reported in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA. These figures on reported criminal activity in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA, based on a reported crime per 100,000 citizens, is shown in order to compare these rates across disparate categories. You will notice that the crimes collected here, for comparison purposes, have been separated between violent crimes and those involving or threatening property. According to the annual crime data, the crime rate in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA is 75% lower than the average of the whole of the state of California, and when compared with the national average, is 73% lower than. When looking at violent crimes, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA has 86% lower than violent crime rate than California average, while remaining 83% lower than the national average. In property crime, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA is 73% lower than the average of California and is 72% lower than the national average.
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Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Rancho Santa Margarita is 73% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 2.01 daily crimes that occur in Rancho Santa Margarita.
  • Rancho Santa Margarita is safer than 86% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Rancho Santa Margarita you have a 1 in 137 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Rancho Santa Margarita has increased by 5%.

Compare Rancho Santa Margarita, CA Crime To Other Cities

Daily Crime In Rancho Santa Margarita (per 100,000 people)

The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA per 100,000 residents. Additionally, daily crime statistics are also listed for California as well as national figures. In Rancho Santa Margarita, CA the total number of daily crimes is 4.02 times less than the California average and 3.76 times less than the national average. Violent crime statistics in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA are 6.90 times less than the California average and 6.05 times less than the national average. Regarding crimes committed against personal property, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA has a daily crime rate that is 3.74 times less than the California average and 3.54 times less than the daily national average.

How Safe is Rancho Santa Margarita (higher is better)

Are people any safer living in the Rancho Santa Margarita, CA area in comparison to other California communities and all other cities throughout the United States? The evidence provided by these graphs show Rancho Santa Margarita, CA being safer than 96% of cities in California and 86% of cities across the United States as a whole. 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 Rancho Santa Margarita, CA. In conclusion, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA now ranks above average in comparison to all United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Rancho Santa Margarita

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Rancho Santa Margarita is 1 in 1536
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Rancho Santa Margarita is 1 in 150
The chance of being a victim of crime in Rancho Santa Margarita is 1 in 137
Wondering what the chances are that you will be the victim of a crime in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA? The illustrations above show how likely you are to become a victim of violent crime, property crime or any crime. In Rancho Santa Margarita, CA you have a 1 in 1536 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 150 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 137 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA.

Year Over Year Crime In Rancho Santa Margarita (per 100,000 people)

An ideal indicator of whether Rancho Santa Margarita, CA is becoming a safer or more dangerous residential area or not is an analysis of the crime rate in the area from year to year. In the above illustration, the year to year crime rates are visualized per 100,000 people for property, violent, and total crime. Year to year rate of violent crime in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA has decreased by 26% and the rate of property crime in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA has increased by 10%. The total crime rate in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA has increased by 5% year to year.

Rancho Santa Margarita police department

ItemRancho Santa MargaritaCaliforniaNational
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
California68,119197222
There are a total of 68,119 sex offenders in California. This yields a total of 197 sex offenders in California per 100,000 residents which is 11% less than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Laguna Woods, CA16,34725779803
Aliso Viejo, CA50,21985758843
Laguna Niguel, CA64,98482872954
Las Flores, CA5,671146812958
Lake Forest, CA80,6581588991,057
Mission Viejo, CA96,1781041,0001,104
Coto de Caza, CA14,8451719511,122
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA49,03865667733

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Methuen Town, MA49,0431871,3291,516
Severn, MD49,0174882,1672,655
Cypress, CA48,9781411,4801,620
La Mirada, CA49,1302111,8372,048
Harrisburg, PA49,1601,1563,0614,217
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA49,03865667733
Source: The Rancho Santa Margarita, CA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2017. 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.
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