Your chance of being a victim of violent crime in Santa Ana is 1 in 217 and property crimes is 1 in 45. Crime Grade crime map shows Santa Ana's safest spots in green. Santa Ana's most hazardous areas are in red, with moderately safe areas in yellow. Crime rates on the map are weighted according to the type and severity of the crime. Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) is a collective, nationwide effort by law enforcement agencies to present a standardized view of crime.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) established rules for how crimes should be classified and counted. The Santa Ana Police Department analyzes relevant crime data and then provides the calculated statistical reports to the California Department of Justice for inclusion in state and national crime data. Additional information and tools related to the UCR program can be found on the FBI and Department of Justice websites. The main airports, of which Santa Ana has 1, always seem like places of high crime due to the large number of people and the low population nearby.
Santa Ana is in the 12th safety percentile, which means 88% of cities are safer and 12% of cities are more dangerous. 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. As you look at the Santa Ana crime map, remember that the crime rate per resident may seem exaggerated when people visit the area during the day, but don't live there. Considering only the crime rate, Santa Ana is less secure than the California state average and less secure than the national average. The categorization of crimes is a complex process that involves analyzing the specific circumstances of each crime.
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. NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Santa Ana's property crime rate is 22 per thousand inhabitants. Compared to California, Santa Ana has a crime rate higher than 76% of cities and towns in the state of all sizes. 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.
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. The map below shows a simple crime count in Santa Ana, which means it will look a lot like state population maps. Now let's see how Santa Ana works for violent crimes specifically, and then how it does it for property crimes.