Big Bear Lake, CA Criminal and Public Records

Are you searching for criminal records or background information on someone in Big Bear Lake, CA? BeenVerified has access to public arrest records in San Bernardino County that can help you identify criminal background history for individuals in and around the Big Bear Lake area. Big Bear Lake has a population of 5,213, which makes it the 413th largest city in California, and an average income of $42,031. We’ve compiled helpful crime statistics below, or you can look up a specific person’s criminal records.

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Crime in Big Bear Lake, 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 54 reported violent crimes and 248 reported property crimes in Big Bear Lake. This compares to 166,883 reported violent crimes and 1,024,914 reported property crimes statewide in California. This makes Big Bear Lake 16th in the state of California when it comes to violent crimes per 100k people.

The most common violent crime in Big Bear Lake was agg. assault, with 44 reported. The most common property crime was larceny, with 157 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.


Big Bear Lake Crime Rankings:

Statewide (2015)

  • Population: 413th
  • Violent Crimes: 207th (16th per 100k)
  • Rape: 69th (16th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 164th (10th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 153rd (153rd per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 336th (29th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 246th (20th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 318th (38th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 255th (210th per 100k)
  • Arson: 50th (8th per 100k)

Nationwide (2015)

  • Population: 4,589th
  • Violent Crimes: 579th (303rd per 100k)
  • Murder: 77th (413th per 100k)
  • Rape: 186th (502nd per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 442nd (267th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 337th (968th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 1,534th (773rd per 100k)
  • Burglary: 653rd (267th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 1,387th (1,227th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 500th (831st per 100k)
  • Arson: 112th (82nd per 100k)

In San Bernardino County (2015)

  • Population: 23rd
  • Violent Crimes: 19th (3rd per 100k)
  • Rape: 16th (1st per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 19th (1st per 100k)
  • Robbery: 22nd (15th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 23rd (2nd per 100k)
  • Burglary: 23rd (4th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 22nd (2nd per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 24th (19th per 100k)
  • Arson: 14th (1st per 100k)

General Data

  • Population: 5,213
  • Households: 2,270
  • Median Income: $42,031
  • Land Area: 6.347 miles2
  • Water Area: 0.188 miles2
  • Time Zone: PDT

Big Bear Lake, CA Crime Rate Information

Crime Category 2014 2015
Murder 0 0
Rape 3 5
Agg. Assault 35 44
Robbery 6 5
Burglary 103 75
Vehicle Thefts 18 16
Arson 2 6

Violent Crimes in Big Bear Lake, CA in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Murder 0
Rape 5
Aggravated Assault 44
Robbery 5

Property Crimes in Big Bear Lake, CA in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Burglary 75
Larceny 157
Motor Vehicle Theft 16
Arson 6

Property Crimes in Big Bear Lake, CA

Year Property Crimes
2006 274
2008 294
2009 373
2010 253
2011 265
2012 313
2013 215
2014 262
2015 248

Murder in Big Bear Lake, CA

Year Murder
2006 0
2008 1
2009 0
2010 0
2011 1
2012 1
2013 0
2014 0
2015 0

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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You may also want to look at statewide reporting numbers.

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 Big Bear Lake and compared them to the rates for that same crime in California and nationwide.


Property Crimes in the state of California

Year Property Crimes
2006 1156017
2007 1108660
2008 1080747
2009 1009614
2010 981939
2011 973901
2012 1049465
2013 1018907
2014 947192
2015 1024914

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