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Total crime 33%
Violent crime 54%
Property crime 30%
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.
Crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, so estimates are used based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidentsNorthwest/100k peopleSanta Ana/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime8,2613,317 (estimate)2,4762,7722,489
Murder13n/a3.94.35.0
Rape207n/a62.037.542.6
Robbery472n/a141.5132.481.6
Assault761n/a228.1267.1250.2
Violent crime1,453583 (estimate)435441379
Burglary854n/a255.9386.1340.5
Theft4,611n/a1,381.91,586.31,549.5
Vehicle theft1,343n/a402.5358.8219.9
Property crime6,8082,734 (estimate)2,0402,3312,110

Key findings

  • Northwest crime rates are 33% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Northwest are 54% higher than the national average
  • In Northwest you have a 1 in 31 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Northwest is safer than 37% of the cities in California
  • Year over year crime in Santa Ana has increased by 4%

Northwest crime map

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      Daily Crime In Northwest (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Northwest

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Northwest is 1 in 172
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Northwest is 1 in 37
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Northwest is 1 in 31

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

      Santa Ana police department

      ItemNorthwestSanta AnaCalifornia
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a57851,506
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a1.73.6

      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
      Laguna Woods, CA16,34744773817
      Villa Park, CA5,92268753822
      Lake Forest, CA80,65876789865
      Aliso Viejo, CA50,21952829880
      Las Flores, CA5,671143758901
      Mission Viejo, CA96,17868907975
      Yorba Linda, CA67,36262919981
      Santa Ana, CA333,6054352,0402,476

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Anaheim, CA346,7763162,3332,650
      Corpus Christi, TX320,0507943,4464,240
      Riverside, CA318,6785062,9383,444
      Honolulu, HI349,5972713,0023,272
      Aurora, CO351,1317352,9183,653
      Santa Ana, CA333,6054352,0402,476
      Source: The Northwest, Santa Ana, 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.