Crime in Anaheim

This report is intended to provide clarity on crime trends in the City of Anaheim. It focuses primarily on Part I crimes, also known as “index” crimes. These serious crimes are reported throughout the United States and published by the FBI's Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) service. Part I offenses are further broken down into violent (murder, sexual assault-rape, aggravated assault, robbery) and property crimes (burglary, vehicle theft, larceny, arson). The Part I offenses are further defined here.

The report also includes a crime map, as well an interactive chart on crime throughout Orange County, broken down by characteristics of the reported crimes. 

Crime Trends in Anaheim

% Change, 2013-2017

How does Anaheim's crime rate compare to the United States?

The interactive chart below compares the crime rate of Anaheim to the United States for specific types of crimes. To see data for a given crime type, use the filter below.

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Note: In 2013, the FBI UCR Program revised the definition for rape. Starting in 2013, the FBI UCR defined rape as "penetration, no matter how slight, of the vagina or anus with any body part or object, or oral penetration by a sex organ of another person, without the consent of the victim. Attempts or assaults to commit rape are also included; however, statutory rape and incest are excluded." So, to reflect these changes, data on rape are kept separated by the definition used  (Revised vs. Legacyduring the given year. 

Arson data was not published for the United States and Metropolitan Statistical Areas because sufficient data is not available to estimate totals for this offense. 

Data on Metropolitan Statistical Areas for 2016 was not provided, so it was not included in the charts. 

How does Anaheim's crime rate compare to Orange County?

Part I Crime Analysis: 2012-2017 Trends

Part I Crime Analysis: 2008-2017 Trends

The interactive chart below compares the crime rate of Anaheim to Orange County for specific types of crimes. This data uses crime data from the Open Justice, California Department of Justice, Crimes and Clearances. Population estimates were supplied by the American Community Survey in order to compute the rate for each type of crime. To see data for a given crime type, use the filter below. 

Gang Crime in Anaheim

A key barometer in measuring a reduction of overall gang activity is the reduction of gang related aggravated assaults. Anaheim Police Department’s multi-pronged approach of intervention, suppression and investigation has proven effective in this area. Moreover, success in reducing gang violence not only makes our neighborhoods safer but leads to vastly improved quality of life for our residents and children.

Gang-Related Crimes in 2017

Crime Map of Anaheim

About the Data

Crime data for the first chart is from the FBI's Uniform Crime Reports, for the years 2004-2017. We've focused on three of the fourteen tables supplied in each year's reports.

• Table 1: Crime in the United States by Volume and Rate per 100,000 Inhabitants, 1998–2017.

Table 2: Crime in the United States by Community Type.

• Table 8Offenses Known to Law Enforcement by State by City.

Note: The table number may change from year to year, but the name is consistent for all years.

Comparison between Anaheim and Orange County used data supplied by Open Justice, California Department of Justice, Crimes and Clearances. Population estimates used to calculate the rates were from the American Community Survey. This report uses the Census Bureau Data API but is not endorsed or certified by the Census Bureau.

Annual crime rates for Anaheim and Orange County were calculated using the number of reports for each crime divided by the population estimate and then multiplying it by 100,000 to achieve the rate.