Fullerton, CA Criminal and Public Records

Are you searching for criminal records or background information on someone in Fullerton, 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 Fullerton area. Fullerton has a population of 140,847, which makes it the 41st largest city in California, and an average income of $65,974. We’ve compiled helpful crime statistics below, or you can look up a specific person’s criminal records.

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Crime in Fullerton, 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 389 reported violent crimes and 3893 reported property crimes in Fullerton. This compares to 166,883 reported violent crimes and 1,024,914 reported property crimes statewide in California. This makes Fullerton 232nd in the state of California when it comes to violent crimes per 100k people.

The most common violent crime in Fullerton was agg. assault, with 213 reported. The most common property crime was larceny, with 2,958 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.


Fullerton Crime Rankings:

Statewide (2015)

  • Population: 41st
  • Violent Crimes: 57th (232nd per 100k)
  • Rape: 23rd (75th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 59th (239th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 64th (187th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 39th (150th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 70th (330th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 28th (102nd per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 58th (189th per 100k)
  • Arson: 41st (172nd per 100k)

Nationwide (2015)

  • Population: 176th
  • Violent Crimes: 285th (2,380th per 100k)
  • Murder: 77th (413th per 100k)
  • Rape: 125th (957th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 280th (2,535th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 232nd (1,118th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 215th (2,519th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 319th (3,336th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 196th (2,446th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 181st (741st per 100k)
  • Arson: 103rd (727th per 100k)

In Orange County (2015)

  • Population: 6th
  • Violent Crimes: 5th (9th per 100k)
  • Rape: 3rd (1st per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 5th (9th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 7th (9th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 6th (6th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 9th (16th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 6th (5th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 4th (9th per 100k)
  • Arson: 6th (7th per 100k)

General Data

  • Population: 140,847
  • Households: 45,031
  • Median Income: $65,974
  • Land Area: 22.433 miles2
  • Water Area: 0.011 miles2
  • Time Zone: PDT

Fullerton, CA Crime Rate Information

Crime Category 2014 2015
Murder 0 0
Rape 55 66
Agg. Assault 183 213
Robbery 101 110
Burglary 521 468
Vehicle Thefts 305 467
Arson 25 15

Violent Crimes in Fullerton, CA in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Murder 0
Rape 66
Aggravated Assault 213
Robbery 110

Property Crimes in Fullerton, CA in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Burglary 468
Larceny 2958
Motor Vehicle Theft 467
Arson 15

Violent Crimes in Fullerton, CA

Year Violent Crimes
2006 469
2008 410
2009 526
2010 425
2011 306
2012 452
2013 372
2014 339
2015 389

Burglary in Fullerton, CA

Year Burglary
2006 764
2008 816
2009 779
2010 680
2011 643
2012 742
2013 627
2014 521
2015 468

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 Fullerton and compared them to the rates for that same crime in California and 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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