Orange, CA Criminal and Public Records

Are you searching for criminal records or background information on someone in Orange, 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 Orange area. Orange has a population of 140,992, which makes it the 42nd largest city in California, and an average income of $78,513. We’ve compiled helpful crime statistics below, or you can look up a specific person’s criminal records.

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Crime in Orange, 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 172 reported violent crimes and 2897 reported property crimes in Orange. This compares to 166,883 reported violent crimes and 1,024,914 reported property crimes statewide in California. This makes Orange 361st in the state of California when it comes to violent crimes per 100k people.

The most common violent crime in Orange was agg. assault, with 92 reported. The most common property crime was larceny, with 2,016 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.

Orange Crime Rankings:

Statewide (2015)

  • Population: 42nd
  • Violent Crimes: 123rd (361st per 100k)
  • Murder: 21st (71st per 100k)
  • Rape: 63rd (272nd per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 125th (360th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 98th (271st per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 65th (270th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 60th (297th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 60th (229th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 83rd (246th per 100k)
  • Arson: 48th (211th per 100k)

Nationwide (2015)

  • Population: 179th
  • Violent Crimes: 461st (3,600th per 100k)
  • Murder: 71st (367th per 100k)
  • Rape: 180th (1,348th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 394th (3,323rd per 100k)
  • Robbery: 280th (1,447th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 308th (3,756th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 289th (3,064th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 318th (3,919th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 222nd (1,096th per 100k)
  • Arson: 110th (777th per 100k)

In Orange County (2015)

  • Population: 7th
  • Violent Crimes: 9th (21st per 100k)
  • Murder: 3rd (3rd per 100k)
  • Rape: 14th (27th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 9th (22nd per 100k)
  • Robbery: 9th (15th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 9th (15th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 6th (11th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 9th (15th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 7th (12th per 100k)
  • Arson: 7th (15th per 100k)

General Data

  • Population: 140,992
  • Households: 42,680
  • Median Income: $78,513
  • Land Area: 25.358 miles2
  • Water Area: 0.438 miles2
  • Time Zone: PDT

Orange, CA Crime Rate Information

Crime Category 2014 2015
Murder 0 7
Rape 10 11
Agg. Assault 79 92
Robbery 53 62
Burglary 366 525
Vehicle Thefts 244 356
Arson 23 8

Violent Crimes in Orange, CA in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Murder 7
Rape 11
Aggravated Assault 92
Robbery 62

Property Crimes in Orange, CA in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Burglary 525
Larceny 2016
Motor Vehicle Theft 356
Arson 8

Vehicle Thefts in Orange, CA

Year Vehicle Thefts
2006 433
2008 389
2009 235
2010 221
2011 206
2012 289
2013 272
2014 244
2015 356

Rape in Orange, CA

Year Rape
2006 13
2008 8
2009 11
2010 3
2011 6
2012 8
2013 8
2014 10
2015 11

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

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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