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Total crime 7%
Violent crime 11%
Property crime 6%
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StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSanta Ana/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime8,355n/a (estimate)2,5082,5812,346
Murder15n/a4.55.66.5
Rape145n/a43.534.238.4
Robbery401n/a120.4113.673.9
Assault868n/a260.6288.7279.7
Violent crime1,429n/a (estimate)429442388
Burglary1,136n/a341.0369.7314.2
Theft4,078n/a1,224.21,341.71,398.0
Vehicle theft1,712n/a513.9427.6246.0
Property crime6,926n/a (estimate)2,0792,1391,958

Key findings

  • Santa Ana crime rates are 7% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Santa Ana are 11% higher than the national average
  • In Santa Ana you have a 1 in 40 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Santa Ana is safer than 26% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Santa Ana has increased by 1%

Santa Ana crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Santa Ana (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Santa Ana on a daily basis (per 100,000 people) to crimes committed throughout the state of California and the USA. According to the latest crime statistics, daily crimes in Santa Ana (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to California, are 1.03 times less than the state average and 1.07 times more than than national average. Violent crimes committed in Santa Ana on a daily basis are 1.03 times less than than California average and 1.11 times more than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Santa Ana are 1.03 times less than the daily state average and 1.06 times more than the daily national numbers.

      How Safe is Santa Ana (higher is better)

      Compared to the other cities in California and all other cities across the US, is Santa Ana safe? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Santa Ana is safer than 33% of other cities in the state of California. In addition, Santa Ana is safer than 26% 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 Santa Ana. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Santa Ana is below average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Santa Ana

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Santa Ana is 1 in 234
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Santa Ana is 1 in 49
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Santa Ana is 1 in 40
      Interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Santa Ana? In Santa Ana, you have a 1 in 234 chance of falling victim to a violent crime, such as rape, robbery, assault, or even murder. In terms of property crime, your chances of being a victim are 1 in 49. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Santa Ana, CA is 1 in 40.

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

      An analysis of year to year crime rates in Santa Ana, California (per 100,000 people) is a useful indicator of whether the area is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live. The amount of violent crime in Santa Ana has decreased by 1%, the amount of property crime in Santa Ana has increased by 2%, and the total amount of crime in Santa Ana has increased by 1% year over year.

      Santa Ana police department

      ItemSanta AnaCaliforniaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)57851,506558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.73.63.3
      There are a total of 578 Santa Ana police officers. This results in 1.7 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 51.9% less than the California average and 46.5% 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
      Las Flores, CA5,671144696839
      Yorba Linda, CA67,36247842889
      Villa Park, CA5,9220899899
      Laguna Niguel, CA64,98461867929
      Mission Viejo, CA96,17875903978
      Rossmoor, CA10,933168815983
      Santa Ana, CA333,6054292,0792,508

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Anaheim, CA346,7763532,5192,872
      Corpus Christi, TX320,0508423,2664,108
      Riverside, CA318,6784462,9853,431
      Honolulu, HI349,5972713,0123,282
      Aurora, CO351,1319003,3914,291
      Santa Ana, CA333,6054292,0792,508
      Source: The Santa Ana, 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.