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 79% lower than the average of the whole of the state of California, and when compared with the national average, is 78% lower than. When looking at violent crimes, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA has 78% lower than violent crime rate than California average, while remaining 75% lower than the national average. In property crime, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA is 79% lower than the average of California and is 78% lower than the national average.