The probability that a person will be the victim of a violent crime in Santa Ana, such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape, or murder, is 1 in 217. Now let's see how Santa Ana works for violent crimes specifically, and then how it works for property crimes. This is important because the overall crime rate can be further clarified by understanding whether violent crime or property crime (or both) are the major contributors to the overall crime rate in Santa Ana. Of the 100 most populous cities in the United States, Santa Ana's violent crime rate ranked 66th. Here is a list of the 10 most dangerous cities in the United States ranked by violent crime rate.
Santa Ana is safe at night if you avoid entering the hazardous areas mentioned below, which are areas that tourists wouldn't want to visit anyway. This makes Santa Ana a place where there is a higher-than-average chance of becoming a victim of property crime, compared to all other communities in the United States of all population sizes. Compared to California, Santa Ana has a crime rate higher than 76% of cities and towns in the state of all sizes. NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Santa Ana's property crime rate is 22 per thousand inhabitants.
The crime rate in Santa Ana is considerably higher than the national average in all communities in the United States, from the largest to the smallest, although with 27 crimes per thousand residents, it is not among the communities with the highest crime rate. However, compared to other communities with a similar population, Santa Ana has a crime rate that is significantly lower than the average. Santa Ana is the hub of public transportation in Orange County, so there's a lot available, from trains, buses, trolleys, and taxis. This means that for cities of comparable size across the United States, Santa Ana is actually safer than most, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis of FBI crime data.
OCTA plans to develop the OC Streetcar, a modern light rail system for streetcars that will extend from the Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center to the Harbor Transit Center in Garden Grove.