Garden Grove, CA Criminal and Public Records

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Garden Grove Crime Rankings:

Statewide (2015)

  • Population: 27th
  • Violent Crimes: 43rd (222nd per 100k)
  • Murder: 24th (96th per 100k)
  • Rape: 36th (177th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 40th (221st per 100k)
  • Robbery: 43rd (167th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 28th (191st per 100k)
  • Burglary: 27th (188th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 30th (192nd per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 40th (165th per 100k)
  • Arson: 31st (148th per 100k)

Nationwide (2015)

  • Population: 133rd
  • Violent Crimes: 227th (2,318th per 100k)
  • Murder: 74th (394th per 100k)
  • Rape: 150th (1,193rd per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 223rd (2,366th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 190th (1,034th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 179th (2,876th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 174th (2,308th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 203rd (3,405th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 133rd (614th per 100k)
  • Arson: 93rd (692nd per 100k)

In Orange County (2015)

  • Population: 5th
  • Violent Crimes: 3rd (7th per 100k)
  • Murder: 4th (6th per 100k)
  • Rape: 6th (14th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 3rd (8th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 3rd (6th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 5th (8th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 3rd (5th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 7th (12th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 3rd (7th per 100k)
  • Arson: 3rd (3rd per 100k)

General Data

  • Population: 175,393
  • Households: 46,998
  • Median Income: $58,449
  • Land Area: 17.957 miles2
  • Water Area: 0.018 miles2
  • Time Zone: PDT

Garden Grove, CA Crime Rate Information

Crime Category 2014 2015
Murder 5 4
Rape 17 41
Agg. Assault 260 304
Robbery 124 155
Burglary 646 885
Vehicle Thefts 476 649
Arson 24 25

Violent Crimes in Garden Grove, CA in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Murder 4
Rape 41
Aggravated Assault 304
Robbery 155

Property Crimes in Garden Grove, CA in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Burglary 885
Larceny 2899
Motor Vehicle Theft 649
Arson 25

Robbery in Garden Grove, CA

Year Robbery
2006 247
2008 248
2009 167
2010 184
2011 171
2012 135
2013 137
2014 124
2015 155

Larceny in Garden Grove, CA

Year Larceny
2006 2665
2008 2454
2009 2145
2010 2318
2011 2242
2012 2655
2013 2221
2014 1976
2015 2899

California Criminal Statistics:


As the table-above indicates, major crimes in 2015 in Garden Grove, CA included 504 violent crimes and 4433 property crimes. The 504 violent crimes included: 4 murders, 304 aggravated assaults, 41 forcible rapes, and 155 robberies. The 4433 property crimes included: 649 motor vehicle thefts, 885 burglaries, 25 counts of arson, and 2899 counts of larceny and/or theft. Of course, there were additional offenses in Garden Grove, CA which fell outside of the major crime category; these crimes are generally charged as misdemeanors. It is important to realize that the numbers above reflect the reported crime rate, not the actual crime rate. Depending on the crime, there can be a huge disparity between the actual crime rate and the reporting rate.

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

Looking for information on a specific individual in Garden Grove, CA? BeenVerified can help you locate background check and criminal records for individuals living in Garden Grove or in the greater Garden Grove, CA metropolitan area. These records can help you determine if someone has been arrested for, charged with, or convicted of a crime. However, it is important to realize that the absence of a criminal record is no guarantee that a person has not engaged in criminal behavior.

Most major metropolitan areas include suburbs and surrounding areas. Crimes in those areas may not be charged in the city, but in the surrounding county or state. Therefore, it may be important to look at statewide crime statistics.


Robbery in the state of California

Year Robbery
2006 70968
2007 70542
2008 69385
2009 64093
2010 58116
2011 54292
2012 56521
2013 53640
2014 48680
2015 52862

You may also want to look at crime trends to compare a city to the state or the country, as a whole. To do this, you do not look at the overall number of crimes, but at the crime rate. It is also helpful to look at crime rates over time to determine whether a city or state is experiencing a growth in crime compared to the country, as a whole. Conventionally, the crime rate is reported as incidents per 1,000 people.

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