Irvine, CA Criminal and Public Records

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About Irvine

Irvine is located in Orange County, with a population of 256,927. This makes it the 15th most populous city in California. It has an average income of $92,278.

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Public Criminal Records

In 2015, there were 144 reported major violent crimes (0.000558 per person) and 3,868 reported major property crimes in Irvine (0.014981 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 Irvine.

Crime Rates Compared to California

When it comes to major violent crimes, Irvine has 0.000558 violent crimes per person. This compares to 0.009947 violent crimes per person statewide.

Irvine has 0.014981 major property crimes per person. This compares to 0.06109 per person statewide.

Irvine Crime Rankings:

Statewide (2015)

  • Population: 15th
  • Violent Crimes: 142nd (425th per 100k)
  • Murder: 26th (110th per 100k)
  • Rape: 48th (254th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 152nd (420th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 102nd (329th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 40th (368th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 61st (417th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 24th (280th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 135th (397th per 100k)
  • Arson: 48th (229th per 100k)

Nationwide (2015)

  • Population: 74th
  • Violent Crimes: 489th (4,223rd per 100k)
  • Murder: 76th (409th per 100k)
  • Rape: 164th (1,321st per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 428th (3,747th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 285th (1,666th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 216th (5,008th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 290th (4,270th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 185th (4,516th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 321st (2,474th per 100k)
  • Arson: 110th (803rd per 100k)

In Orange County (2015)

  • Population: 3rd
  • Violent Crimes: 11th (32nd per 100k)
  • Murder: 5th (13th per 100k)
  • Rape: 7th (22nd per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 15th (31st per 100k)
  • Robbery: 11th (26th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 7th (23rd per 100k)
  • Burglary: 7th (28th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 5th (19th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 9th (27th per 100k)
  • Arson: 7th (20th per 100k)

General Data

  • Population: 256,927
  • Households: 87,235
  • Median Income: $92,278
  • Land Area: 65.582 miles2
  • Water Area: 0.342 miles2
  • Time Zone: PDT

Irvine, CA Crime Rate Information

Crime Category 2014 2015
Murder 0 2
Rape 28 27
Agg. Assault 56 58
Robbery 36 57
Burglary 575 523
Vehicle Thefts 126 201
Arson 8 8

Violent Crimes in Irvine, CA in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Murder 2
Rape 27
Aggravated Assault 58
Robbery 57

Property Crimes in Irvine, CA in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Burglary 523
Larceny 3144
Motor Vehicle Theft 201
Arson 8

Robbery in Irvine, CA

Year Robbery
2006 50
2008 54
2009 55
2010 40
2011 40
2012 29
2013 38
2014 36
2015 57

Agg. Assault in Irvine, CA

Year Agg. Assault
2006 55
2008 56
2009 67
2010 56
2011 67
2012 71
2013 61
2014 56
2015 58

California Criminal Statistics:

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

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

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