Brea, CA Criminal and Public Records

Are you searching for criminal records or background information on someone in Brea, CA? BeenVerified has access to public arrest records in Orange County that can help you identify criminal background history for individuals in and around the Brea area. Brea has a population of 41,944, which makes it the 198th largest city in California, and an average income of $83,717. We’ve compiled helpful crime statistics below, or you can look up a specific person’s criminal records.

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Crime in Brea, CA

One of the first ways to gauge crime is to look at the reported crimes in that city over a year’s time. Keep in mind that you cannot compare one city’s reported crimes to another city’s reported crimes without also understanding any differences in population. In addition, the reported crime rate and the actual crime rate may be very different; crimes such as forcible rape are notoriously underreported, while crimes like motor vehicle theft have higher reporting rates.

In 2015, there were 80 reported violent crimes and 1257 reported property crimes in Brea. This compares to 166,883 reported violent crimes and 1,024,914 reported property crimes statewide in California. This makes Brea 301st in the state of California when it comes to violent crimes per 100k people.

The most common violent crime in Brea was agg. assault, with 47 reported. The most common property crime was larceny, with 1,035 reported.

In addition to these major crimes, there were a number of other offenses committed, but most of those were charged as misdemeanors. Our charts below have much more information.

Brea Crime Rankings:

Statewide (2015)

  • Population: 198th
  • Violent Crimes: 183rd (301st per 100k)
  • Rape: 72nd (287th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 161st (288th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 127th (193rd per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 168th (127th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 189th (304th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 139th (66th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 207th (325th per 100k)
  • Arson: 54th (219th per 100k)

Nationwide (2015)

  • Population: 916th
  • Violent Crimes: 553rd (3,014th per 100k)
  • Murder: 77th (413th per 100k)
  • Rape: 189th (1,378th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 439th (2,888th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 311th (1,158th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 739th (2,220th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 575th (3,129th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 644th (1,870th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 447th (1,688th per 100k)
  • Arson: 116th (786th per 100k)

In Orange County (2015)

  • Population: 24th
  • Violent Crimes: 17th (11th per 100k)
  • Rape: 22nd (29th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 18th (11th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 15th (10th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 15th (4th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 17th (12th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 14th (2nd per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 20th (18th per 100k)
  • Arson: 13th (17th per 100k)

General Data

  • Population: 41,944
  • Households: 14,250
  • Median Income: $83,717
  • Land Area: 12.193 miles2
  • Water Area: 0.03 miles2
  • Time Zone: PDT

Brea, CA Crime Rate Information

Crime Category 2014 2015
Murder 0 0
Rape 5 2
Agg. Assault 26 47
Robbery 22 31
Burglary 171 153
Vehicle Thefts 56 69
Arson 3 2

Violent Crimes in Brea, CA in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Murder 0
Rape 2
Aggravated Assault 47
Robbery 31

Property Crimes in Brea, CA in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Burglary 153
Larceny 1035
Motor Vehicle Theft 69
Arson 2

Agg. Assault in Brea, CA

Year Agg. Assault
2006 37
2008 42
2009 25
2010 39
2011 30
2012 49
2013 36
2014 26
2015 47

Vehicle Thefts in Brea, CA

Year Vehicle Thefts
2006 143
2008 105
2009 80
2010 74
2011 61
2012 49
2013 66
2014 56
2015 69

California Criminal Statistics:

Criminal Records Lookup

Do you want to lookup a specific individual’s criminal records? While a criminal background check may be important, it is important to understand that that the presence or absence of some criminal history may not be indicative of a person’s actual criminal behavior. People can be arrested for and charged with crimes that they did not commit, while other people may never be charged with crimes that they did commit. Therefore, when looking at an individual’s criminal background, it is important to understand the differences between arrests, charges, and convictions. It is equally important to understand that the absence of a criminal record does not guarantee that a person has not engaged in criminal behavior or will not engage in future criminal behavior.

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You may also want to look at statewide reporting numbers.

California Statistics:

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 overall numbers can help you find some information, the crime rate is more informative. The crime rate can be reported in various ways; here we have chosen to report the crime rate as incidents per 1,000 people. By looking at the crime rate in a city, you can determine whether that city is more or less dangerous than surrounding cities. Here, we have compiled comparisons of the rate for various crimes in Brea and compared them to the rates for that same crime in California and nationwide.

Agg. Assault in the state of California

Year Agg. Assault
2006 111455
2007 109210
2008 104743
2009 99681
2010 95877
2011 91197
2012 94702
2013 89029
2014 91803
2015 99349

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