Seal Beach, CA Criminal and Public Records

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Seal Beach Crime Rankings:

Statewide (2015)

  • Population: 272nd
  • Violent Crimes: 235th (394th per 100k)
  • Rape: 73rd (289th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 189th (349th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 153rd (334th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 257th (213th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 241st (336th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 221st (135th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 236th (342nd per 100k)

Nationwide (2015)

  • Population: 1,598th
  • Violent Crimes: 609th (3,836th per 100k)
  • Murder: 77th (413th per 100k)
  • Rape: 190th (1,386th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 468th (3,257th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 337th (1,685th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 1,195th (3,079th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 648th (3,391st per 100k)
  • Larceny: 1,071st (2,779th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 480th (1,859th per 100k)
  • Arson: 117th (825th per 100k)

In Orange County (2015)

  • Population: 29th
  • Violent Crimes: 28th (25th per 100k)
  • Rape: 23rd (30th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 28th (19th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 26th (27th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 24th (11th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 26th (18th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 22nd (8th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 27th (22nd per 100k)

General Data

  • Population: 24,619
  • Households: 12,498
  • Median Income: $55,270
  • Land Area: 11.282 miles2
  • Water Area: 1.683 miles2
  • Time Zone: PDT

Seal Beach, CA Crime Rate Information

Crime Category 2014 2015
Murder 0 0
Rape 1 1
Agg. Assault 18 18
Robbery 7 5
Burglary 88 80
Vehicle Thefts 34 36
Arson 0 0

Violent Crimes in Seal Beach, CA in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Murder 0
Rape 1
Aggravated Assault 18
Robbery 5

Property Crimes in Seal Beach, CA in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Burglary 80
Larceny 478
Motor Vehicle Theft 36
Arson 0

Arson in Seal Beach, CA

Year Arson
2006 2
2008 5
2009 2
2010 5
2011 1
2012 1
2013 1
2014 0
2015 0

Agg. Assault in Seal Beach, CA

Year Agg. Assault
2006 23
2008 43
2009 40
2010 37
2011 13
2012 11
2013 7
2014 18
2015 18

California Criminal Statistics:


As the table-above indicates, major crimes in 2015 in Seal Beach, CA included 24 violent crimes and 594 property crimes. The 24 violent crimes included: 0 murders, 18 aggravated assaults, 1 forcible rape, and 5 robberies. The 594 property crimes included: 36 motor vehicle thefts, 80 burglaries, 0 counts of arson, and 478 counts of larceny and/or theft. Of course, there were additional offenses in Seal Beach, 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

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Arson in the state of California

Year Arson
2006 0
2007 0
2008 0
2009 0
2010 0
2011 0
2012 0
2013 0
2014 0
2015 0

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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