Placentia, CA Criminal and Public Records

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Placentia Crime Rankings:

Statewide (2015)

  • Population: 170th
  • Violent Crimes: 187th (341st per 100k)
  • Rape: 69th (261st per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 156th (300th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 141st (305th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 227th (381st per 100k)
  • Burglary: 203rd (393rd per 100k)
  • Larceny: 213th (344th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 190th (309th per 100k)
  • Arson: 55th (238th per 100k)

Nationwide (2015)

  • Population: 724th
  • Violent Crimes: 557th (3,407th per 100k)
  • Murder: 77th (413th per 100k)
  • Rape: 186th (1,331st per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 432nd (2,975th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 325th (1,566th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 1,069th (5,186th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 596th (3,900th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 1,035th (5,206th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 420th (1,553rd per 100k)
  • Arson: 117th (815th per 100k)

In Orange County (2015)

  • Population: 20th
  • Violent Crimes: 19th (17th per 100k)
  • Rape: 20th (25th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 17th (14th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 18th (22nd per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 21st (24th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 21st (25th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 21st (24th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 16th (17th per 100k)
  • Arson: 14th (25th per 100k)

General Data

  • Population: 52,495
  • Households: 16,050
  • Median Income: $79,598
  • Land Area: 6.614 miles2
  • Water Area: 0.014 miles2
  • Time Zone: PDT

Placentia, CA Crime Rate Information

Crime Category 2014 2015
Murder 1 0
Rape 3 5
Agg. Assault 64 54
Robbery 14 17
Burglary 159 132
Vehicle Thefts 72 96
Arson 5 1

Violent Crimes in Placentia, CA in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Murder 0
Rape 5
Aggravated Assault 54
Robbery 17

Property Crimes in Placentia, CA in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Burglary 132
Larceny 518
Motor Vehicle Theft 96
Arson 1

Rape in Placentia, CA

Year Rape
2006 3
2008 4
2009 5
2010 5
2011 2
2012 4
2013 6
2014 3
2015 5

Arson in Placentia, CA

Year Arson
2006 17
2008 11
2009 6
2010 5
2011 5
2012 2
2013 1
2014 5
2015 1

California Criminal Statistics:


As the table-above indicates, major crimes in 2015 in Placentia, CA included 76 violent crimes and 746 property crimes. The 76 violent crimes included: 0 murders, 54 aggravated assaults, 5 forcible rapes, and 17 robberies. The 746 property crimes included: 96 motor vehicle thefts, 132 burglaries, 1 count of arson, and 518 counts of larceny and/or theft. Of course, there were additional offenses in Placentia, CA which fell outside of the major crime category; these crimes are generally charged as misdemeanors. It is important to realize that the numbers above reflect the reported crime rate, not the actual crime rate. Depending on the crime, there can be a huge disparity between the actual crime rate and the reporting rate.

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

Looking for information on a specific individual in Placentia, CA? BeenVerified can help you locate background check and criminal records for individuals living in Placentia or in the greater Placentia, CA metropolitan area. These records can help you determine if someone has been arrested for, charged with, or convicted of a crime. However, it is important to realize that the absence of a criminal record is no guarantee that a person has not engaged in criminal behavior.

Most major metropolitan areas include suburbs and surrounding areas. Crimes in those areas may not be charged in the city, but in the surrounding county or state. Therefore, it may be important to look at statewide crime statistics.


Rape in the state of California

Year Rape
2006 9212
2007 9013
2008 8903
2009 8713
2010 8331
2011 7663
2012 7837
2013 17178
2014 19925
2015 22198

You may also want to look at crime trends to compare a city to the state or the country, as a whole. To do this, you do not look at the overall number of crimes, but at the crime rate. It is also helpful to look at crime rates over time to determine whether a city or state is experiencing a growth in crime compared to the country, as a whole. Conventionally, the crime rate is reported as incidents per 1,000 people.

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