Huntington Beach, CA Criminal and Public Records

Are you searching for criminal records or background information on someone in Huntington Beach, 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 Huntington Beach area. Huntington Beach has a population of 201,899, which makes it the 23rd largest city in California, and an average income of $83,252. We’ve compiled helpful crime statistics below, or you can look up a specific person’s criminal records.

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Crime in Huntington Beach, 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 420 reported violent crimes and 4942 reported property crimes in Huntington Beach. This compares to 166,883 reported violent crimes and 1,024,914 reported property crimes statewide in California. This makes Huntington Beach 281st in the state of California when it comes to violent crimes per 100k people.

The most common violent crime in Huntington Beach was agg. assault, with 251 reported. The most common property crime was larceny, with 3,846 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.


Huntington Beach Crime Rankings:

Statewide (2015)

  • Population: 23rd
  • Violent Crimes: 53rd (281st per 100k)
  • Rape: 29th (161st per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 48th (276th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 60th (233rd per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 21st (207th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 36th (311th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 19th (138th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 79th (308th per 100k)
  • Arson: 33rd (169th per 100k)

Nationwide (2015)

  • Population: 109th
  • Violent Crimes: 267th (2,894th per 100k)
  • Murder: 77th (413th per 100k)
  • Rape: 139th (1,170th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 252nd (2,782nd per 100k)
  • Robbery: 225th (1,314th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 156th (3,002nd per 100k)
  • Burglary: 217th (3,182nd per 100k)
  • Larceny: 141st (2,850th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 216th (1,544th per 100k)
  • Arson: 95th (721st per 100k)

In Orange County (2015)

  • Population: 4th
  • Violent Crimes: 4th (10th per 100k)
  • Rape: 5th (11th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 4th (10th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 6th (12th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 3rd (10th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 4th (13th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 3rd (9th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 6th (16th per 100k)
  • Arson: 4th (5th per 100k)

General Data

  • Population: 201,899
  • Households: 74,460
  • Median Income: $83,252
  • Land Area: 26.936 miles2
  • Water Area: 5.189 miles2
  • Time Zone: PDT

Huntington Beach, CA Crime Rate Information

Crime Category 2014 2015
Murder 1 0
Rape 45 52
Agg. Assault 245 251
Robbery 100 117
Burglary 643 723
Vehicle Thefts 300 373
Arson 20 23

Violent Crimes in Huntington Beach, CA in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Murder 0
Rape 52
Aggravated Assault 251
Robbery 117

Property Crimes in Huntington Beach, CA in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Burglary 723
Larceny 3846
Motor Vehicle Theft 373
Arson 23

Burglary in Huntington Beach, CA

Year Burglary
2006 961
2008 749
2009 704
2010 767
2011 753
2012 797
2013 793
2014 643
2015 723

Violent Crimes in Huntington Beach, CA

Year Violent Crimes
2006 407
2008 388
2009 377
2010 449
2011 406
2012 313
2013 362
2014 391
2015 420

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 Huntington Beach and compared them to the rates for that same crime in California and nationwide.


Burglary in the state of California

Year Burglary
2006 246464
2007 237025
2008 237835
2009 230137
2010 228857
2011 230090
2012 245767
2013 232058
2014 202670
2015 197404

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