Ontario, CA Criminal and Public Records

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About Ontario

Ontario is located in San Bernardino County, with a population of 171,214. This makes it the 29th most populous city in California. It has an average income of $54,114.

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Public Criminal Records

In 2015, there were 547 reported major violent crimes (0.003212 per person) and 5,169 reported major property crimes in Ontario (0.030357 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 Ontario.

Crime Rates Compared to California

When it comes to major violent crimes, Ontario has 0.003212 violent crimes per person. This compares to 0.009947 violent crimes per person statewide.

Ontario has 0.030357 major property crimes per person. This compares to 0.06109 per person statewide.


Ontario Crime Rankings:

Statewide (2015)

  • Population: 29th
  • Violent Crimes: 40th (196th per 100k)
  • Murder: 25th (101st per 100k)
  • Rape: 44th (211th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 43rd (220th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 32nd (99th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 19th (122nd per 100k)
  • Burglary: 26th (175th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 23rd (142nd per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 21st (64th per 100k)
  • Arson: 25th (118th per 100k)

Nationwide (2015)

  • Population: 141st
  • Violent Crimes: 214th (2,097th per 100k)
  • Murder: 75th (399th per 100k)
  • Rape: 160th (1,244th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 227th (2,357th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 151st (735th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 145th (2,164th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 171st (2,189th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 181st (2,870th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 71st (206th per 100k)
  • Arson: 86th (646th per 100k)

In San Bernardino County (2015)

  • Population: 4th
  • Violent Crimes: 4th (16th per 100k)
  • Murder: 4th (16th per 100k)
  • Rape: 6th (20th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 4th (15th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 3rd (9th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 2nd (12th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 4th (20th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 2nd (6th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 2nd (7th per 100k)
  • Arson: 3rd (14th per 100k)

General Data

  • Population: 171,214
  • Households: 47,375
  • Median Income: $54,114
  • Land Area: 49.934 miles2
  • Water Area: 0.061 miles2
  • Time Zone: PDT

Ontario, CA Crime Rate Information

Crime Category 2014 2015
Murder 6 3
Rape 20 31
Agg. Assault 242 296
Robbery 163 217
Burglary 780 897
Vehicle Thefts 887 1066
Arson 30 32

Violent Crimes in Ontario, CA in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Murder 3
Rape 31
Aggravated Assault 296
Robbery 217

Property Crimes in Ontario, CA in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Burglary 897
Larceny 3206
Motor Vehicle Theft 1066
Arson 32

Vehicle Thefts in Ontario, CA

Year Vehicle Thefts
2006 1778
2008 1187
2009 953
2010 898
2011 862
2012 979
2013 1091
2014 887
2015 1066

Larceny in Ontario, CA

Year Larceny
2006 3592
2008 3279
2009 3207
2010 3170
2011 3057
2012 3019
2013 2586
2014 2987
2015 3206

California Criminal Statistics:


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