Santa Ana California: Crimes Statistics, Arrest and Population Information
Santa Ana is a city in the Orange County of California in California. It is the most populated city in the county and the fourth most densely populated cities in the United States. An interesting fact about Santa Ana is that it was founded by a renaissance man, William Spurgeon who built the city after buying the land for $595.
Santa Ana California Population Statistics
The population of Santa Ana is estimated to be 334,136 in 2017, according to the latest US Census Bureau. There has been spectacular growth between 1950 and 1960 with a population that grew over 120%, from 45,533 to 100,350. The average age of people in Santa Ana is 30.5 years old, the median age for males is 30.2 years, and for females, it is 30.9 years. 239,528 adults are living in Santa Ana, 26,355 of which are senior citizens.
Santa Ana California Crime Statistics
Santa Ana is not among the communities with the highest crime rates. However, based on the FBI crime data, it is not one of the safest communities in America either. Santa Ana has a crime rate that is higher than 64% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes. The crime rate in this state has decreased by 54% from 2007 to 2012. Most of the time, people get convicted most commonly for Property Crimes, Larceny-Theft, or Motor Vehicle Theft.
Here are the crime statistics in detail, from Santa Ana:
1. Aggravated Assault
The attempt to injure another person with clear intention and no value for human life has decreased in Santa Ana by 65% from 1,080 in 2007 to 388 in 2016. The chances of being a victim of this crime are 0.227%.
It is an unlawful act where one steals from another with an intent to gain monetary rewards. The crime rate has decreased in Santa Ana since 2007 from 1,013 to 459 in 2016. The crime rate dropped by 55%. The chances of becoming a victim of this crime are 0.332%.
3. Forcible RapeIn Santa Ana, the crime rate of forcible rape has increased in 2016, from 65 in 2007 to 85. It is a 30% decrease. Your chances of becoming a victim to this crime are 0.042%.
The act of unlawfully possessing an asset that belongs to another person is larceny-theft. In Santa Ana, the crime rate increased by 54% from 4,684 to 2,176 in 2007 and 2016 respectively. Chances of being a victim of this crime in Santa Ana is 1.16%.
5. Property crimes
It is an unlawful act of obtaining money, property or an asset through force, aggression or threats. The crime rate of Property crime has decreased by 52% since 2007. From 7,797 to 3,769 in 2016. The chances of becoming a victim of this crime in 2.069% in Santa Ana.
6. Motor Vehicle Theft
The crime rate has decreased by 46% in Santa Ana, from 2,100 in 2007 to 1,134 in 2016. The chances of becoming a victim to motor vehicle theft are 0.577%.
7. Sex Offenders
There were 467 registered sex offenders in Santa Ana, according to the research done by city-data as of November 2018. The ratio of the number of residents to the number of sex offenders in this city is 716 to 1.
The overall crime rate is 15% lower than the state's average and 10% lower than the national average. Regarding violent crimes, Santa Ana has a crime rate that is 7% higher than California's average and 24% higher than the national average. Concerning property crimes, however, Santa Ana has a crime rate that is 19% higher than the state's average and 16% lower than the national average.