Laguna Beach, CA Criminal and Public Records

Are you searching for criminal records or background information on someone in Laguna 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 Laguna Beach area. Laguna Beach has a population of 23,365, which makes it the 280th largest city in California, and an average income of $98,366. We’ve compiled helpful crime statistics below, or you can look up a specific person’s criminal records.

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Crime in Laguna 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 76 reported violent crimes and 558 reported property crimes in Laguna Beach. This compares to 166,883 reported violent crimes and 1,024,914 reported property crimes statewide in California. This makes Laguna Beach 193rd in the state of California when it comes to violent crimes per 100k people.

The most common violent crime in Laguna Beach was agg. assault, with 56 reported. The most common property crime was larceny, with 420 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.


Laguna Beach Crime Rankings:

Statewide (2015)

  • Population: 280th
  • Violent Crimes: 187th (193rd per 100k)
  • Rape: 66th (122nd per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 154th (154th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 146th (253rd per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 263rd (219th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 243rd (331st per 100k)
  • Larceny: 236th (160th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 216th (244th per 100k)
  • Arson: 53rd (156th per 100k)

Nationwide (2015)

  • Population: 1,686th
  • Violent Crimes: 557th (2,085th per 100k)
  • Murder: 77th (413th per 100k)
  • Rape: 183rd (1,085th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 430th (1,879th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 330th (1,378th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 1,228th (3,117th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 650th (3,340th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 1,127th (3,064th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 456th (1,082nd per 100k)
  • Arson: 115th (706th per 100k)

In Orange County (2015)

  • Population: 30th
  • Violent Crimes: 19th (6th per 100k)
  • Rape: 17th (6th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 16th (2nd per 100k)
  • Robbery: 22nd (13th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 26th (12th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 27th (17th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 25th (11th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 21st (11th per 100k)
  • Arson: 12th (4th per 100k)

General Data

  • Population: 23,365
  • Households: 11,239
  • Median Income: $98,366
  • Land Area: 8.894 miles2
  • Water Area: 0.968 miles2
  • Time Zone: PDT

Laguna Beach, CA Crime Rate Information

Crime Category 2014 2015
Murder 0 0
Rape 4 8
Agg. Assault 53 56
Robbery 7 12
Burglary 98 78
Vehicle Thefts 24 60
Arson 2 3

Violent Crimes in Laguna Beach, CA in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Murder 0
Rape 8
Aggravated Assault 56
Robbery 12

Property Crimes in Laguna Beach, CA in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Burglary 78
Larceny 420
Motor Vehicle Theft 60
Arson 3

Burglary in Laguna Beach, CA

Year Burglary
2006 142
2008 154
2009 115
2010 82
2011 115
2012 123
2013 87
2014 98
2015 78

Agg. Assault in Laguna Beach, CA

Year Agg. Assault
2006 34
2008 63
2009 65
2010 65
2011 50
2012 43
2013 33
2014 53
2015 56

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 Laguna 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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