Buena Park, CA Criminal and Public Records

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About Buena Park

Buena Park is located in Orange County, with a population of 83,270. This makes it the 98th most populous city in California. It has an average income of $70,588.

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Public Criminal Records

In 2015, there were 237 reported major violent crimes (0.002832 per person) and 2,549 reported major property crimes in Buena Park (0.03046 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 Buena Park.

Crime Rates Compared to California

When it comes to major violent crimes, Buena Park has 0.002832 violent crimes per person. This compares to 0.009947 violent crimes per person statewide.

Buena Park has 0.03046 major property crimes per person. This compares to 0.06109 per person statewide.


Buena Park Crime Rankings:

Statewide (2015)

  • Population: 98th
  • Violent Crimes: 92nd (224th per 100k)
  • Murder: 27th (106th per 100k)
  • Rape: 55th (180th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 84th (215th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 95th (180th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 76th (118th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 106th (282nd per 100k)
  • Larceny: 66th (89th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 75th (123rd per 100k)
  • Arson: 51st (208th per 100k)

Nationwide (2015)

  • Population: 385th
  • Violent Crimes: 397th (2,332nd per 100k)
  • Murder: 77th (405th per 100k)
  • Rape: 172nd (1,199th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 337th (2,313th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 275th (1,100th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 354th (2,144th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 412th (2,913th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 356th (2,264th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 211th (413th per 100k)
  • Arson: 113th (774th per 100k)

In Orange County (2015)

  • Population: 12th
  • Violent Crimes: 8th (8th per 100k)
  • Murder: 6th (9th per 100k)
  • Rape: 10th (16th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 8th (6th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 8th (8th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 10th (3rd per 100k)
  • Burglary: 11th (10th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 10th (4th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 5th (4th per 100k)
  • Arson: 10th (14th per 100k)

General Data

  • Population: 83,270
  • Households: 23,130
  • Median Income: $70,588
  • Land Area: 10.52 miles2
  • Water Area: 0.025 miles2
  • Time Zone: PDT

Buena Park, CA Crime Rate Information

Crime Category 2014 2015
Murder 1 1
Rape 13 19
Agg. Assault 138 150
Robbery 65 67
Burglary 341 332
Vehicle Thefts 278 386
Arson 2 5

Violent Crimes in Buena Park, CA in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Murder 1
Rape 19
Aggravated Assault 150
Robbery 67

Property Crimes in Buena Park, CA in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Burglary 332
Larceny 1831
Motor Vehicle Theft 386
Arson 5

Violent Crimes in Buena Park, CA

Year Violent Crimes
2006 274
2008 262
2009 247
2010 241
2011 230
2012 206
2013 221
2014 217
2015 237

Agg. Assault in Buena Park, CA

Year Agg. Assault
2006 140
2008 142
2009 106
2010 146
2011 143
2012 115
2013 126
2014 138
2015 150

California Criminal Statistics:


If you have an idea of how large Buena Park 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 Buena Park 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 Buena Park is at a higher or lower risk of being a victim of a major crime than people in the rest of California or nationwide.


Violent Crimes in the state of California

Year Violent Crimes
2006 194120
2007 191025
2008 185173
2009 174459
2010 164133
2011 154944
2012 160944
2013 154129
2014 153709
2015 166883

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