Lake Forest, CA Criminal and Public Records

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Crime in Lake Forest and California

In general, there has been an overall decline in crime across the United States. However, nationwide trends are not necessarily indicative of local criminal patterns. Instead, one needs to examine local crime statistics.

In 2015, Lake Forest experienced 109 reported violent crimes. Of those violent crimes, the most reported crime was agg. assault with 71 reported followed by robbery and rape. Statewide, there were 994.7 violent crimes per 100,000 people.

In addition to violent crimes, there were also property crimes. Of those property crimes, the most reported crime was larceny, followed by burglary and vehicle thefts. Note that in California, the most common property crime was larceny with 684 reported.

Remember that in addition to these major offenses, usually charged as felonies, the city experienced a number of lesser crimes. You can peruse our statistics to find out general criminal information about Lake Forest:


Lake Forest Crime Rankings:

Statewide (2015)

  • Population: 102nd
  • Violent Crimes: 162nd (349th per 100k)
  • Rape: 59th (208th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 142nd (329th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 135th (315th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 206th (423rd per 100k)
  • Burglary: 201st (430th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 190th (373rd per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 194th (374th per 100k)
  • Arson: 54th (234th per 100k)

Nationwide (2015)

  • Population: 402nd
  • Violent Crimes: 524th (3,489th per 100k)
  • Murder: 77th (413th per 100k)
  • Rape: 176th (1,240th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 415th (3,111th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 319th (1,602nd per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 955th (5,909th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 594th (4,569th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 889th (5,633rd per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 426th (2,157th per 100k)
  • Arson: 116th (809th per 100k)

In Orange County (2015)

  • Population: 14th
  • Violent Crimes: 14th (19th per 100k)
  • Rape: 11th (17th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 12th (17th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 17th (23rd per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 17th (28th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 20th (30th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 17th (26th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 17th (26th per 100k)
  • Arson: 13th (23rd per 100k)

General Data

  • Population: 82,492
  • Households: 27,044
  • Median Income: $91,254
  • Land Area: 16.634 miles2
  • Water Area: 0.077 miles2
  • Time Zone: PDT

Lake Forest, CA Crime Rate Information

Crime Category 2014 2015
Murder 0 0
Rape 19 15
Agg. Assault 67 71
Robbery 18 23
Burglary 127 134
Vehicle Thefts 62 90
Arson 2 2

Violent Crimes in Lake Forest, CA in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Murder 0
Rape 15
Aggravated Assault 71
Robbery 23

Property Crimes in Lake Forest, CA in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Burglary 134
Larceny 684
Motor Vehicle Theft 90
Arson 2

Vehicle Thefts in Lake Forest, CA

Year Vehicle Thefts
2006 106
2008 63
2009 64
2010 62
2011 44
2012 63
2013 43
2014 62
2015 90

Burglary in Lake Forest, CA

Year Burglary
2006 205
2008 178
2009 179
2010 161
2011 140
2012 227
2013 150
2014 127
2015 134

California Criminal Statistics:


You can also look at statewide statistics for State:
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

Vehicle Thefts in the state of California

Year Vehicle Thefts
2006 242693
2007 219392
2008 192527
2009 164021
2010 152524
2011 146848
2012 168608
2013 165292
2014 151852
2015 170993

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