San Juan Capistrano, CA Criminal and Public Records

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About San Juan Capistrano

San Juan Capistrano is located in Orange County, with a population of 36,454. This makes it the 213th most populous city in California. It has an average income of $72,472.

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Public Criminal Records

In 2015, there were 66 reported major violent crimes (0.0018 per person) and 429 reported major property crimes in San Juan Capistrano (0.0117 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 San Juan Capistrano.

Crime Rates Compared to California

When it comes to major violent crimes, San Juan Capistrano has 0.0018 violent crimes per person. This compares to 0.009947 violent crimes per person statewide.

San Juan Capistrano has 0.0117 major property crimes per person. This compares to 0.06109 per person statewide.


San Juan Capistrano Crime Rankings:

Statewide (2015)

  • Population: 213th
  • Violent Crimes: 196th (310th per 100k)
  • Rape: 62nd (130th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 169th (294th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 143rd (285th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 291st (419th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 230th (392nd per 100k)
  • Larceny: 268th (399th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 221st (344th per 100k)
  • Arson: 55th (233rd per 100k)

Nationwide (2015)

  • Population: 1,067th
  • Violent Crimes: 567th (3,099th per 100k)
  • Murder: 77th (413th per 100k)
  • Rape: 179th (1,099th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 447th (2,940th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 327th (1,479th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 1,354th (5,792nd per 100k)
  • Burglary: 634th (3,856th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 1,262nd (5,901st per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 463rd (1,865th per 100k)
  • Arson: 117th (807th per 100k)

In Orange County (2015)

  • Population: 26th
  • Violent Crimes: 20th (12th per 100k)
  • Rape: 13th (7th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 20th (12th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 20th (19th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 28th (27th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 25th (24th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 28th (30th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 22nd (23rd per 100k)
  • Arson: 14th (22nd per 100k)

General Data

  • Population: 36,454
  • Households: 11,838
  • Median Income: $72,472
  • Land Area: 14.235 miles2
  • Water Area: 0.196 miles2
  • Time Zone: PDT

San Juan Capistrano, CA Crime Rate Information

Crime Category 2014 2015
Murder 2 0
Rape 10 12
Agg. Assault 36 39
Robbery 14 15
Burglary 61 94
Vehicle Thefts 40 53
Arson 2 1

Violent Crimes in San Juan Capistrano, CA in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Murder 0
Rape 12
Aggravated Assault 39
Robbery 15

Property Crimes in San Juan Capistrano, CA in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Burglary 94
Larceny 282
Motor Vehicle Theft 53
Arson 1

Rape in San Juan Capistrano, CA

Year Rape
2006 2
2008 2
2009 1
2010 3
2011 4
2012 3
2013 0
2014 10
2015 12

Burglary in San Juan Capistrano, CA

Year Burglary
2006 94
2008 107
2009 101
2010 116
2011 71
2012 102
2013 115
2014 61
2015 94

California Criminal Statistics:


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


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

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