This webpage contains crime figures for Orange County, California. You can examine the breakdown of crime by type, changes to crime numbers over time, and see how Orange County compares to similar locations. If you are interested in seeing public records resources for Orange County, California, you can click the Public Records tab at the top.
Between 1999 and 2008 there were 763,080 total crimes reported in Orange County, California (81,733 of them violent). Of the 76,308 crimes that occur a year in Orange County, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Orange County, California every 6 minutes. This includes 728 murders, 4,626 rapes, and nearly five hundred and fifty-one thousand thefts (including 103,240 motor vehicle thefts).
During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Orange County, California for all 10 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Orange County decreased by 3 percent. Over the same time frame, violent crime fell by 11 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a gradual decrease in crime over the last 10 years in Orange County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to seventy-six thousand for Orange County, California in 2009.
Crime Data Information
Orange County, California law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. The data reported for Orange County conform to the FBI data quality guidelines. For more information, and a description of the statistical methods and data algorithms used by RecordsPedia, please visit our methodology section.