Anaheim, CA Criminal and Public Records

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About Anaheim

Anaheim is located in Orange County, with a population of 350,742. This makes it the 10th most populous city in California. It has an average income of $60,752.00.

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In 2015, there were 1,271 reported major violent crimes (0.003637 per person) and 10,038 reported major property crimes in Anaheim (0.028723 per person). While these reported crime rates are helpful, it is very important to realize that there is a gap between the actual number of crimes committed and the number of reported crimes; many crimes are notoriously underreported.

In addition, some crimes may be charged under different headings. For example, aggravated assaults that are committed against family members may be charged as domestic violence rather than assault. The charts below show more stats on yearly trends for specific crime types in Anaheim.

Crime Rates Compared to California

When it comes to major violent crimes, Anaheim has 0.003637 violent crimes per person. This compares to 0.009947 violent crimes per person statewide.

Anaheim has 0.028723 major property crimes per person. This compares to 0.06109 per person statewide.


Anaheim Crime Rankings:

Statewide (2015)

  • Population: 10th
  • Violent Crimes: 15th (163rd per 100k)
  • Murder: 14th (69th per 100k)
  • Rape: 11th (116th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 15th (194th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 15th (101st per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 14th (141st per 100k)
  • Burglary: 15th (255th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 12th (124th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 16th (114th per 100k)
  • Arson: 28th (190th per 100k)

Nationwide (2015)

  • Population: 53rd
  • Violent Crimes: 99th (1,858th per 100k)
  • Murder: 60th (365th per 100k)
  • Rape: 77th (1,057th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 106th (2,190th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 87th (749th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 80th (2,387th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 99th (2,755th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 84th (2,683rd per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 56th (381st per 100k)
  • Arson: 90th (754th per 100k)

In Orange County (2015)

  • Population: 1st
  • Violent Crimes: 2nd (3rd per 100k)
  • Murder: 1st (2nd per 100k)
  • Rape: 2nd (4th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 2nd (4th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 2nd (4th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 1st (5th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 1st (9th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 1st (6th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 2nd (2nd per 100k)
  • Arson: 2nd (10th per 100k)

General Data

  • Population: 350,742
  • Households: 99,670
  • Median Income: $60,752.00
  • Land Area: 49.976 miles2
  • Water Area: 0.949 miles2
  • Time Zone: PST
  • ZIP Codes: 92801 • 92802 • 92803 • 92804 • 92805 • 92806 • 92807 • 92808 • 92811 • 92812 • 92814 • 92815 • 92816 • 92817 • 92825 • 92850 • 92887

Anaheim, CA Crime Rate Information

Crime Category 2014 2015
Murder 14 18
Rape 79 129
Agg. Assault 590 685
Robbery 418 439
Burglary 1301 1476
Vehicle Thefts 1275 1669
Arson 23 28

Violent Crimes in Anaheim, CA in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Murder 18
Rape 129
Aggravated Assault 685
Robbery 439

Property Crimes in Anaheim, CA in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Burglary 1476
Larceny 6893
Motor Vehicle Theft 1669
Arson 28

Vehicle Thefts in Anaheim, CA

Year Vehicle Thefts
2006 1654
2008 1094
2009 945
2010 1010
2011 1119
2012 1440
2013 1681
2014 1275
2015 1669

Property Crimes in Anaheim, CA

Year Property Crimes
2006 8817
2008 8331
2009 7993
2010 8473
2011 8493
2012 10070
2013 9611
2014 8196
2015 10038

California Criminal Statistics:


If you have an idea of how large Anaheim is compared to the overall population of State or if you want to determine whether there has been an increase or a decline in reported crime numbers from year-to-year, then you may want to look at statewide reported crimes.

Crime Category 2014 2015
Violent Crimes 153709 166883
Murder 1699 1861
Rape 19925 22198
Agg. Assault 91803 99349
Robbery 48680 52862
Property Crimes 947192 1024914
Burglary 202670 197404
Larceny 592670 656517
Vehicle Thefts 151852 170993
Arson 0 0

While the above statistics are helpful in some circumstances, they do not give you information about how Anaheim compares to the rest of California or to the nation in terms of likelihood that you will be the victim of a crime. To make those comparisons, you need to look at the crime rate. The crime rate refers to the number of crimes per a set number of people. In our crime rates, we have chosen to report the crime rate as incidents per 1,000 people. By comparing these rates, you can determine whether a person in Anaheim is at a higher or lower risk of being a victim of a major crime than people in the rest of California or nationwide.


Vehicle Thefts in the state of California

Year Vehicle Thefts
2006 242693
2007 219392
2008 192527
2009 164021
2010 152524
2011 146848
2012 168608
2013 165292
2014 151852
2015 170993

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