Irvine California: Crimes Statistics, Arrest and Population Information
The city of Irvine is located adjacent to Santa Ana in the northwest and is 40 miles southeast of Los Angeles in the state of California. Irvine is part of the Orange County and is one of the United States' largest planned cities. It covers a land area of 66.11 square miles and has a population density of 3,212.6 persons per square mile.
The original inhabitants of the land before Irvine was formed were the Tongva Indians, who are also known as Gabrielino Indians. In 1769, Gaspar de Portola explored the region which eventually came to be composed of two parts- the Spanish land grant called Ranchos Santiago de Santa Ana in 1801 and the Mexican land grants of San Joaquin in 1837 and Lomas de Santiago in 1846. In 1876, James Irvine purchased the whole tract of land, which came to be called the Irvine Ranch, and this was later inherited by his son who, in 1894, established the Irvine Company. This lead to the development of a community in the region for whom farming was a major occupation.
Irvine California Population of Irvine
According to the records of the United States Census Bureau, there were about 212,375 people in the city of Irvine. The latest estimates state that the population is approximately 227,453, which is a 30.8 percent increase over the past seven years. There are more women than men in Irvine with 51 percent of the population comprising of females. Children below the age of 18 make up 22.2 percent of the population of Irvine while about 10.2 percent of the people here are senior citizens above the age of 65.
In the racial-ethnic demographic, about 42.4 percent of the population identifies as white alone while 9.7 percent of the people identify as Hispanic or Latino. Meanwhile, an approximate of 2.1 percent of the population in Irvine identify as African American, 0.1 percent identify as American Indian and Alaska Natives, 41.2 percent as Asian, 0.2 percent as Pacific Islanders and 4.9 percent as persons of mixed races. Further, there are 6,747 veterans in the city, and 39 percent of the people in Irvine are foreign-born.
There are a total of 89,930 households in the city as recorded during the period from 2012 to 2016. Each household has an average of 2.66 members. About 48.3 percent of the people of Irvine speak a language other than English at home.
Among the residents older than 25 years, about 96.6 percent are high school graduates or have pursued further studies. Among them, 68 percent have attained bachelors' degrees or have sought higher education.
About 64.7 percent of the overall population above the age of 16 are in the civilian labor force. The median household income in the region is $ 93,823, and the per capita income of Irvine is $ 45,140. About 12.7 percent of the population is earning below the levels of poverty.
Irvine California Crime
According to the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) of the US Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), the city of Irvine noted a total of 7,787 criminal incidences in 2016. Among them, there were 152 cases of violent crime, 3 cases of murder and nonnegligent manslaughter, 41 cases of rape, 52 cases of robbery and 56 cases of aggravated assault. There were also 3,737 cases of property crime, 640 cases of burglary, 2,918 cases of larceny-theft, 179 cases of motor vehicle theft and nine cases of arson.
In 2015, there were a total of 8,032 criminal incidences reported in Irvine. Among them were 144 cases of violent crime, two cases of murder and non-negligent manslaughter, 27 cases of rape, 57 cases of robbery, 58 cases of aggravated assault, 3,868 cases of property crime, 523 cases of burglary, 3,144 cases of larceny-theft, 201 cases of motor vehicle theft and eight cases of arson.